City of DeSoto Texas FY 20 Adopted & FY 21 Planning Budget


TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4 GFOA Budget Achievement Award 2018 --------------------------------------------------6 Readers Guide -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 City Officials ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10 Organizational Chart ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 Location & History of Desoto-----------------------------------------------------------------12 Community Profile---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 BUSINESS PLAN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 Vision Statement/Goals & Objectives/Business Plan --------------------------------- 25 BUDGET MESSAGE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 34 Transmittal Letter----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 BUDGET POLICIES------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 43 Calendar ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45 City Charter Requirements------------------------------------------------------------------ 46 Budget Policies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 49 Basis of Budgeting and Accounting ------------------------------------------------------- 51 Financial Policies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 53 Debt Management Policy ------------------------------------------------------------------- 57 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 75 City of DeSoto Fund Structure Overview ------------------------------------------------ 77 Fund Structure-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------79 Budgeted Position History ------------------------------------------------------------------ 80 Changes in Budgeted Positions ---------------------------------------------------------- 99 Adopted Budget Summary by Category ---------------------------------------------- -103 Explanation of Major Changes in Fund Balance ------------------------------------- 105 Combined Fund Statements -------------------------------------------------------------- 119 Revenue Summary by Major Type – All Funds --------------------------------------- 123 Three Year Comparison of Major Revenues – All Funds --------------------------- 132 Expenditure Summary by Function ----------------------------------------------------- 133 Expenditure Summary by Fund ---------------------------------------------------------- 134 5 Year Financial Forecast FY 2020-2024-------------------------------------------------135 GENERAL FUND ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 150 Budget Summary-General Fund 101-102 ----------------------------------- 152 Property Tax Rate History Chart---------------------------------------------153 Sales Tax History Chart--------------------------------------------------------154 Revenues by Category-----------------------------------------------------------------156 Expenditures by Department Summary ----------------------------------------------- 160 Administration --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 162


Financial Services ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 181 Development Services ------------------------------------------------------------------ 186 Parks & Recreation----------------------------------------------------------------------- 199 Public Safety (Police) ------------------------------------------------------------------- 210 Public Safety (Fire) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 220 Municipal Court -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 226 Library -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 229 Information Technology ---------------------------------------------------------------- 232 Human Resources------------------------------------------------------------------------ 238 Use of Fund Balance--------------------------------------------------------------------- 244 Non-Departmental ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 245 Peg Fund -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 247 Budget Stabilization Fund------------------------------------------------------------------- 249 COOPERATIVE EFFORTS --------------------------------------------------------------------- 252 Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC) ---------------------------- 254 Jail Operations------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 263 SALES TAX CORPORATIONS ---------------------------------------------------------------- 267 DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Budget------------------------------ 269 DeSoto Park Development Budget------------------------------------------------------ 276 PUBLIC UTILITY FUNDS --------------------------------------------------------------------- 281 Public Utilities Fund Department Charts ---------------------------------------------- 284 Budget Summary-Fund 502 -------------------------------------------------------------- 286 Administration Budget --------------------------------------------------------------------- 287 Utility Billing Budget ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 289 Utility Field Operation Budget ----------------------------------------------------------- 291 Non-Departmental----------------------------------------------------------------------------293 Meter Replacement Fund 503 ----------------------------------------------------------- 294 Equipment Replacement Fund 504 ----------------------------------------------------- 295 Utility Building Construction 505 -------------------------------------------------------- 296 Water & Sewer CIP Fund 508------------------------------------------------------------- 297 STORM DRAINAGE UTILITY FUND -------------------------------------------------------- 299 Functions Storm Drainage Utility Fund---------------------------------------------------301 Revenue & Expenditure Chart--------------------------------------------------------------302 Budget Summary-Fund 522 -------------------------------------------------------------- 303 Department/Program Budgets ---------------------------------------------------------- 304 Equipment Replacement Fund 524 ----------------------------------------------------- 307 Drainage CIP Fund 528 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 308 SANITATION ENTERPRISE FUND ---------------------------------------------------------- 309 Functions Sanitation Enterprise Fund----------------------------------------------------311

Revenue & Expenditure Chart--------------------------------------------------------------312 Budget Summary-Fund 552 -------------------------------------------------------------- 313 Department/Program Budgets ----------------------------------------------------------- 314 Equipment Replacement Fund 553 ----------------------------------------------------- 318 HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUND ----------------------------------------------------------- 319 Functions Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund-----------------------------------------------------321 Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue History Chart-------------------------------------------322 Budget Summary-Fund 221 -------------------------------------------------------------- 323 DEBT SERVICE FUND ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 325 Overview -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 327 Expenditures by Category ----------------------------------------------------------------- 328 Budget Summary-Fund 305 -------------------------------------------------------------- 329 Computation of Legal Debt Margin ----------------------------------------------------- 330 Per Capita Outstanding Debt ------------------------------------------------------------- 331 Annual Debt Service Requirement until Maturity Chart-----------------------------332 Debt Retirement Schedules ------------------------------------------------------------------- General Obligation Bonds ----------------------------------------------------------------- 334 Certificate of Obligations ----------------------------------------------------------------- 354 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds ----------------------------------------------------------------- 369 SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS ------------------------------------------------------------------ 374 Special Revenue Funds Overview Chart ----------------------------------------------- 376 ALL OTHER FUNDS---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 402 Maintenance and Equipment Replacement Funds Overview -------------------- 404 Maintenance and Capital Project Funds Overview --------------------------------- 416 CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN ------------------------------------------------------------------- 426 Capital Improvement Plan Overview --------------------------------------------------- 427 Capital Improvement Program Anticipated Bonded Projects----------------------429 Capital Improvement Program Summaries ------------------------------------------- 430 Capital Improvement Plan Streets ------------------------------------------------------ 453 Capital Improvement Plan Storm Drainage ------------------------------------------- 464 Water/Wastewater Master Plan -------------------------------------------------------- 471 Annual Repair/Replacement Program Details--------------------------------------------- APPENDIX--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 487 Budget Glossary-List of Acronyms ------------------------------------------------------ 489 Budget Glossary----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 491 Budget Ordinance -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 502 Budget Tax Ordinance --------------------------------------------------------------------- 509 Bond Ratings and Investment Policy Summarization------------------------------- 512 Top Ten Taxpayers-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 513



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City of DeSoto Reader’s Guide FY 201 9 -20 20 Budget The purpose of this section of the budget document is to assist the reader in his or her efforts to understand the City’s program of services for the upcoming fiscal year. Introduction This section contains a listing of the key city officials of the City – the City Council, City Executives and Managing Directors. There is a state map of Texas on which the location of the City of DeSoto is identified. Additional historic and demographic information about the City is contained in this section. Business Plan and Vision Statement The section contains the City Council’s Vision Statement, an expression of the ideal DeSoto envisioned by the Council members. The Statement of Goals and Objectives also includes the Business Plan, which lists the action steps planned by City staff to accomplish the twelve goals developed by City Council in conjunction with the Vision Statement. The Vision Statement and Goals were developed by City Council in a Council work session. City management and the Managing Directors developed the action steps listed under each of the twelve goals. Budget Message This document, developed by the City Managers’ Office, highlights the objectives to be accomplished during FY 20 20 in the City’s major funds. Policies This section highlights the policies underlying the development of the FY201 9 -20 20 budget • Budget Calendar • City Charter Requirements • City Budget Policies • Basis of Budget and Accounting • Financial Policies Financial Analysis This section contains a comprehensive overview of the City’s financial position • Three-Year History of Budgeted Positions – a listing of budgeted positions by fund and department. • Fund Structure – this document illustrates and explains the fund type and account groups utilized by the City of DeSoto. A companion document compares the measurement focus with the budgetary basis/basis of accounting employed by the City’s fund types and account groups. • Revenue Summary by Major Type – All Funds • Revenue Summary by Fund • Three Year Comparison of Major Expenditures – graphically illustrates changes in expenditures by major fund type. • Expenditure Summary by Fund


• Expenditure Summary by Function – All Funds General Fund This section of the budget contains the following: • Budget Summary – an expanded view of financial data presented in the Budget Summary by Fund Type in the Financial Analysis section. • Revenues by Category – provides additional detail of fund revenue by source. • Expenditure Summary by Department – provides additional detail of departmental expenditures. • Property Tax Rate History – graphic illustration of property tax rates over several years. • Sales Tax History – a graphic illustration of sales tax revenue over several years. The remainder of this section provides an illustration of department functions and a program summary for each General Fund department and division. Departments are traditionally the highest level organizational units of municipal government operations. Examples of departments are Police, Fire and Development Services. The division/program is the most basic unit of organization structure. A program identifies a grouping of similar, related work activities. Examples of divisions include Street Maintenance (Development Services) and Senior Center (Parks and Recreation). Cooperative Efforts This section provides the following information for the City’s regional initiatives: • Budget Update • Program Summaries Regional Communications provides police, fire, medical aid and emergency service communications to DeSoto and several neighboring cities. Jail Operations provides incarceration services to DeSoto and neighboring cities. Sales Tax Corporations This section provides budgetary information on the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation and the DeSoto Park Development Corporation. A portion of local sales taxes primarily funds these entities. Public Utility Fund This section of the budget contains the following: • an expanded view of financial data presented in the Budget Summary by Fund Type in the Financial Analysis section. • Public Utility Fund Major Revenue Sources - a graphic illustration of water and sewer revenue over several years. The remainder of this section provides an illustration of department functions, and a program summary for each Public Utility Fund department. Storm Drainage Utility and Sanitation Enterprise Funds These sections provide budgetary data for the City’s drainage and sanitation enterprise funds. This data consists of a Budget Summary – an expanded view of financial data presented in the Budget Summary by Fund Type in the Financial Analysis section and a program summary.


Hotel Occupancy Fund This section of the budget contains the following: • Budget Summary – an expanded view of financial data presented in the Budget Summary by Fund Type in the Financial Analysis section. • Hotel Occupancy Tax - a graphic illustration of hotel occupancy revenue over several years. Debt Service Fund This section provides the following information for the Debt Service fund: • Budget Summary – an expanded view of financial data presented in the Budget

Summary by Fund Type in the Financial Analysis section. • Annual Debt Service Requirements for all City debt issues. Special Revenue and All Other Funds

This section provides financial summaries for the remaining City funds. These funds are governmental Special Revenue funds, Capital Project and Equipment Replacement funds. Capital Improvement Plan This section provides an overview of the CIP program and a summary of planned CIP expenditures for the next five years in the following categories:

• Water and Sewer CIP • Street Improvements • Park Improvements • Drainage Improvements • Public Facilities

Appendix Contains the following documents • Budget acronyms and glossary • Bond ratings, investment and debt policies Please contact the City's Financial Services Department for questions related to the FY 2020 Budget Document at 972-230-96 78 .


City Officials City Council Curtistene S. McCowan Mayor Place One

Nicole Raphiel Place Three Dina h Marks Place Five Kenzie Moore III Mayor Pro Tem Place Seven

Kay Brown-Patrick Place Two

Andre' Byrd Place Four

Candice Quarles Place Six

Joe Gorfida City Attorney City Management M. Renee Johnson Interim City Manager

Isom Cameron Deputy CityManager

Vacant Deputy City Manager

Vacant Managing Director Public Utilities Jerry Duffield Fire Chief Fire and EMS Department

Tamara Bell Managing Director Southwest Regional Communication Center (SWRCC)

Joseph Costa Police Chief Police Department Tom Figert Managing Director Information Technology Crystal Owens Managing Director Development Services Scott Kurth Judge DeSoto Municipal Court

M. Renee Johnson Managing Director Parks & Recreation Tracy L. Cormier Managing Director Financial Services Kerry McGeath Managing Director Library Services Kathleen Shields Managing Director Human Resources

Kisha Morris City Secretary


Citizens of DeSoto

City Secretary

Mayor & City Council

Office of the City Manager Deputy City Managers Action Center Community Initiatives & Relations Environmental Health Risk Management

Records Management Purchasing Services

Southwest Regional Communication Center

Financial Services

Controller Services (Accounting & Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll) Cash and Investment Management

Budget Debt Management

Community Policing & Training Police Services and Admin Police Department

Code Enforcement

Municipal Court

Animal Control Regional Jail

Parks & Recreation Aquatics Park Maintenance Recreation & Civic Center

Development Services

Building Inspection

Facility Management Services Engineering & Construction Equipment Services

Senior Center Seasonal Programs

Street Maintenance Planning & Zoning

Information Technology

Library Services

Fire Department

Fire Rescue & Emergency Management Fire Prevention Fire & Emergency Medical Training

Human Resources

Civil Service

Public Utilities

Water/Wastewater Field Operations Utility Billing & Meter Reading



DeSoto is one of the oldest settlements in North Texas. It was in 1847, just eleven years after Texas won its independence from Mexico, that families first settled in the area that is now DeSoto. Curtis Parks, one of the first settlers in the DeSoto area, built his home in 1847. He came from Indiana with his wife Amelia. A few of the other early settler families to the area were Thomas Chesier, Zebedee Heath, Otway B. Nance, Allen Q. Nance, F. M. Hamilton, and John P. Voorhies. Around the year 1848, T. J. Johnson, fresh from Tennessee, built a tiny general merchandise store near the "crossroads." This crossroads was located where one road (just a wagon trail in those days) went from Dallas to the Shiloh community in Ellis County. Another trail crossed the road, running east and west, from Lancaster to Cedar Hill. This crossroads is now known as Belt Line and Hampton. In 1881, a post office was established and the settlement was given the name of DeSoto in honor of Dr. Thomas Hernando DeSoto Stewart, a beloved doctor dedicated to the community. During those early years DeSoto remained a farming community and not much changed until the 1940s. After World War II the area began to grow, as did all of the towns and cities in Dallas County. Because of growth that the community was experiencing, the people felt the need to incorporate in order to improve an inadequate water distribution system. On February 17, 1949, a petition signed by 42 eligible voters was presented to Dallas County Judge W. L. Sterrett requesting an election for incorporation. The election was held on March 2, 1949, with 50 votes in favor of incorporation and 2 opposed. On March 3, 1949, the results of the election were entered into the records of the Commissioners Court of Dallas County, thereby creating the City of DeSoto. On March 15, 1949, a City Officers election was held. Wayne A. Chowning was elected mayor, and T.O. Hash, Malcolm Hamm, S.I. Vaughn, Roy E. Spurgin and A. P. Bagby were elected councilmen (aldermen at that time.) The first called City Council meeting was held at the schoolhouse on E. Belt Line Road on March 17, 1949 with C. H. Estes appointed as City Secretary. It was determined that the City of DeSoto had a population of approximately 400. Thus, DeSoto became the nineteenth organized municipality in Dallas County. Since its incorporation, 21 mayors have served DeSoto including:

W. A. Chowning J. B. Wadlington

E. G. Anderson L. C. Moseley

H. H. Chandler Charles Harwell

L. C. Zeiger

Dr. Robert Nunneley Ernest Roberts

Roy Orr

Willis Russell Richard Rozier Floyd Huffstutler

Michael Hurtt Bobby Waddle Carl Sherman

Durward Davis David Doyle Willis Dawson

John Campbell The City of DeSoto celebrated the 50 th anniversary of its incorporation on March 3, 1999. Curtistene McCowan



Updated July 2019

DeSoto Economic Development Corporation

Location The City of DeSoto, TX, is located in the Central Time Zone in southern Dallas County. DeSoto is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, which consists of twelve counties and over 200 cities and towns, including Dallas and Fort Worth. The DFW Metroplex is home to over 7 million people and covers 9,2 86 square miles. Its economy is one of the healthiest in the country due to its central location, DFW International Airport and other transportation resources, 23 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and an extremely diversified economic base.


Highways DeSoto is strategically positioned to all major highway and Interstate connections in the DFW Metroplex.


IH 20, located less than a mile north of DeSoto, provides direct access to Tyler and Shreveport, east of the Metroplex and Fort Worth to the west. IH 30, accessible via IH 20 & IH 635, provides direct access to Little Rock.


DeSoto offers 4 miles of frontage along the west side of Interstate 35E (NAFTA). IH 35E extends southward to Austin and San Antonio and northward to Oklahoma City and Kansas City. U.S. Highway 67 intersects DeSoto on the west at Wheatland Road and IH 35E to the north in Dallas. IH45, accessible via IH20 provides direct access to Houston.

Air Service

DFW International Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International is ranked as the fifteenth busiest airport in the world and serves more than 69 million passengers with nearly 2,0 00 flights per day. DFW provides nonstop service to 63 international and 1 90 domestic destinations. Flying times to any major North American city takes less than four hours.

Dallas Love Field

Dallas Love Field is served by four airlines (Delta, Southwest , Alaska & Virgin America) offering passenger service to U.S. locations.

Travel Times All locations in DeSoto can be reached within 15 minutes. DeSoto is also easily accessible from all parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex via nearby major highways.

Dallas Executive Airport

Dallas Executive Airport is a public commercial airport serving local businesses. Facilities include a 6,451 ft. concrete/asphalt runway, fixed base operations and instrument landing system.



Travel Time

DFW International Airport 31 miles

35 minutes

Dallas Love Field Airport

18 miles

22 minutes

DeSoto Heliport

Dallas Executive Airport 5 miles

8 minutes

The DeSoto Heliport includes 35,000 SF of terminal/hangar space, accommodations for both large and small helicopters, Jet-A and 100LL available 24 hours at self-serve fuel island. DeSoto Heliport is 12 miles southeast of downtown Dallas and has easy access to all DFW business centers.

Downtown Dallas

12 miles

15 minutes

Downtown Fort Worth 32 miles

35 minutes

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Regional Population Growth

DeSoto Population




Dallas County



2 010


2 ,330,050

200 5



20 10


2, 368,139

201 6


2, 496,364

201 5


201 7


201 6

2, 599,709


2018 2022


201 7


7,468,846 7,579,698


201 8 2,662,742




S ource: Texas Wide Open for Business & U.S Census Bureau

Source: Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, T X A&M Real Estate Cente , TX Economic Develop. Corp., Texas Dept. of State Health Services, T X Wide Open for Business

DeSoto Age & Education

DeSoto Household Growth

Total Households in DeSoto

Age Range

Percent of Total Population



Percentage Increase

00 to 24 years old

35.0 %

15 % 1 0 % 6 % -

2006 200 8

1 6,611 18,340 20,286 19,347 19,606

25 to 44 years old

24.9 %

45 to 54 years old

14.5 %


55 to 65+ years old

25.6 %

20 16 20 17


100.00 %

1% 1%

Source: Demographic Now

2018 19,939 Source: US Census Bureau, North Central Texas Council of Governments,INc Sep. 2014, Texas Wide Open for Business & Texas Economic Development Corporation

Average Age

35.9 years

39.6 years

Median Age

Population Age 25+ High School Degree or Higher : 90.6 % Population Age 25+ Associates Degree or Higher: 40.5 %

$72,739 $2 9,768 $ 64,575

201 8 Average Household Income 201 8 Median Household Income 2014 Per Capita Income

Source: Texas Wide Open for Business , U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, & Texas Economic Development Corporation

Source: Texas Wide Open for Business, Demographics Now , & Texas Economic Development Corporation

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Property Tax Rates 201 8- 1 9 Ad Valorem Tax Rates (Per $100 Assessed Value)

Sales Tax Rates

State Sales Tax

6.25 %

City of DeSoto

1.00 %

Property in DeSoto Independent School District

0. 701554

City of DeSoto


.125 %


DeSoto ISD

Property Tax Relief

.50 %

Dallas County


Economic Development

.375 %


Dallas Comm. College


8.250 %



Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Dallas County School Equalization 0.0100



Property in Dallas Independent School District


City of DeSoto

1. 310385

Dallas ISD

Dallas County


0.12 00

Dallas Comm. College

Parkland 0.2794 Dallas County School Equalization 0. 0100

Total 2.658539 The City of DeSoto includes property in three school districts. Only a limited area is in the Duncanville Independent School District. The State of Texas does not assess an ad valorem property tax at this time. Property Tax Exemptions Residence homestead exemptions for 2017 are listed below. Applications for the exemptions are required to be filed in a timely manner.

Corporate Franchise Tax

A corporate franchise tax is levied in Texas in place of a corporate income tax. The tax is levied on businesses organized in the corporate form in Texas. Corporations are taxed at the rate of the greater of $2.50 per $1,000 of net taxable capital or 4.5% of net taxable earned surplus.

City of DeSoto

DeSoto ISD

$ 2 5,000



Over 65



Disabled Person



Source: Dallas County Appraisal District

Income Tax

Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax In the State of Texas, the hotel/motel occupancy tax is 6% with individual cities having the option to add up to 7% tax. The total hotel/motel tax in the City of DeSoto is 13%.

The State of Texas does not impose a personal or corporate income tax.

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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DeSoto Workforce

DFW MSA Workforce

DeSoto Civilian Labor Force Estimate

Dallas/FW/Arlington MSA Civilian Labor Force

2 8 , 326


Civilian Employed

Civilian Employed


Civilian Unemployed

1, 281

Civilian Unemployed Unemployment Rate

3.2 %

Unemployment Rate

4.3 %

Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019 Texas Economic Development Corporation

S ource: Texas Workforce Commission, September 201 8 Texas Economic Development Corporation

The DFW Metroplex labor force brings diversified skills to the marketplace. 201 9 non-farm employment in the DFW MSA totals 3,764,600 in various NAICS Sectors.

Top Employers in DeSoto The largest employers in DeSoto include retailers, manufacturers, health care providers, a publisher and governmental organizations.


Employment Estimate


Natural Res., Mining & Construction




283,700 793,400 81,500 309,800 634,200

1, 095


DeSoto ISD

Public Education

Trade, Transportation & Public Utilities

Kohl’s e-Commerce





City of DeSoto



Financial, Insurance & RE

Solar Turbines, Inc.


Professional & Business Services

Williamsburg Village



-Education & Health Services

GlasFloss Industries



-Leisure & Hospitality

Marten Transport




-Other Services

Wal-Mart Distribution Distributor




Hickory Trail Hospital




Total Non-Agricultural

The Cedars


DW Distribution Inc.



15 8




Vibra Hospital


Park Manor






Tom Thumb



Source: DeSoto EDC, July 201 9

Source: Greater Dallas Chamber/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019

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Community Services

Electric Power

Oncor Electric Delivery

Health Care

Transmission Voltage:





69 KV 138 KV 345 KV

Service Voltage:

Psychiatric Hospitals




120/208 120/240 240/480 277/480 99.9 62959


Nursing Homes




The City of DeSoto is in an area of Texas designated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas as ‘open to competition’. While Oncor Electric Delivery provides the transmission & distribution services, each customer can choose a preferred Retail Electric Provider. See for more information.

Senior Living Centers





Focus Daily News

Published twice weekly

The Dallas Morning News

Published daily



Natural Gas

Atmos Energy

Bank of America

America’s Best Value Inn

Distribution: 30 in. transmission lines, 720 psi pressure

Bank of DeSoto

Holiday Inn Express

Distribution Pressure: 55 MAOP

BBVA Compass

La Quinta Inn

BTU content per cubic foot: 1,050


Magnuson Grand Hotel


TownePlace Suites by Marriott


City of DeSoto

First Convenience Bank

Days Inn & Suites

Source: Contract with Dallas Water Utilities

Plains Capital Bank

GLo by Best Western

Maximum System Capacity (Daily): 21 .0 M gallons Maximum Use To Date (Daily): 13.0 M gallons Pressure on Mains: 45-105 psi

Guaranty Federal

Home 2 Suites by Hilton

Wells Fargo

Hampton Inn & Suites

Inwood Bank

Size of Mains: 6 in., 8 in., 12 in., 16 in., 24 in., 30 in.

Texas Federal Credit Union

Storage Capacity: 18.0 M gallons

Freight Carriers

Fire Insurance Rating

Over 50 motor freight carriers


City of DeSoto

and 5 parcel service providers

ISO Rating:


Source: Contract with Trinity River Authority

serve the City of DeSoto. City Government

Maximum System Capacity (Daily): 24 M gallons

Type Government:

Council/Manager Home Rule Charter

Maximum Use To Date (Daily): 10 M gallons

Number on City Council:




AT&T & others

Police Personnel:


Cable TV

AT&T U Verse and Time Warner Republic Services Time Warner, AT&T

Fire Personnel:



Trash Collection


Total City Employees:


$ 91,147,512

Total Annual Budget:


Land Area (square miles):

* FY 201 9 budget revenue all Funds

Source: City of DeSoto

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Education DeSoto Independent School District With a current enrollment over 9,400 students, the DeSoto Independent School District is a small, suburban district 15 miles south of Dallas. The 23-square mile district serves students in the communities of DeSoto, Glenn Heights and Ovilla with fourteen campuses. The district enjoys community support of academics and extra-curricular activities, along with taxpayer support for upgraded facilities, technology and instructional materials. The most recent bond was passed in 2005 for a total amount of $115 million to build two new schools, renovate and expand the high school, upgrade several existing campuses and provide funding for technology and land purchases for future growth. Katherine Johnson Elementary school opened in 2018 having been built by the last of these funds. The district’s vision, mission, values, goals and objectives are clearly defined - all part of the Academic Excellence by Design framework focusing on student learning. The district and community have bonded to develop a system of schooling where all students are expected to graduate with character, intellectual preparedness and personal leadership as outlined in the district’s Portrait of a Graduate. To that end, all campus, department and district improvement plans provide opportunities for students to achieve. Every school provides outstanding academic instruction supported by pyramids of instructional intervention, enrichment, behavior intervention and privileges. • The Collegiate Magnet Program and Early College High School - DeSoto High School students (starting in 8th grade) can earn a high school diploma and an associates degree simultaneously through enrollment at Cedar Valley College. The largest class to date – 80 students – received their associates degrees in 2019. • The district’s Band, Choir and ROTC programs compete nationally every year. Athletics programs are competitive annually in 6A State playoffs - including calendar year 2016 where the district won state championships in boys basketball, girls and boys track and for the first time in district history, football! • In 2018-19, DeSoto High School Students earned 329 industry certifications. • The Class of 2019 graduated over 770 students with a 66% FAFSA completion that earned over $16M in scholarships and had over 1130 acceptances to 2 or 4 year colleges! The achievements of DeSoto ISD students have been remarkable:


Facilities 2019-2020 Early Childhood

Amber Terrance Early Wo odridge Elementary Cockrell Hill Elementary Frank D. Moates Elementary Ruby Young Elementary The Meadows Elementary Katherine Johnson Elementary Technology Magnet Academy DeSoto East Middle School DeSoto West Middle School Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School

Elementary (K-5)

Middle School (6 – 8)

DeSoto Freshman Campus DeSoto High School

High School (9 – 12)

Private Schools

Arbor Acre Preparatory

Cross of Christ Lutheran

Crossroads Academy

Community Christian

Ashbury Acad. Montessori

DeSoto Private School

Brook Hollow Christian

Grace Christian Academy

Calvary Christian

Park Ridge Academy

Cambridge Square Private

Southport Private School

Canterbury Episcopal

Trinity Christian School

Learning Adventure Children’s Center

Turning Point Christian Academy

Charter School

Uplift Gradus Prep (K-5)

Golden Rule - DeSoto


Lane Miles of Streets


Miles of Alleys


Number of Fire Stations


Number of Police Stations


Number of Parks


Number of Libraries


Public Swimming Pools


Source: City of DeSoto

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DeSoto Incentives Economic development incentives are used to encourage industrial and commercial retail/office business growth and development in DeSoto.

DeSoto Advantages DeSoto offers a competitive advantage for new, relocating, and expanding businesses. The combination of quality of life amenities and economic benefits produces an environment conducive to personal fulfillment and business prosperity.

Tax Abatement

Developed Industrial Park

Up to 90% Tax abatement may be available for 10 years on new real property improvements, machinery, and/or equip- ment for qualifying businesses. Minimum requirements are: An investment of $1.0 million for new construction or development, or an investment of $1.0 million for expansion of an existing facility or investment in machinery and/or equipment and at least 25 new jobs. Application for abatement is required prior to the commencement of construction or purchase of business personal property.

More than 400 acres of land are available for industrial and commercial development within the DeSoto Eagle Industrial and Business Park. Hillwood’s Crossroads Trade Center in the Industrial Park offers 1.2 million square feet of build-to- suit distribution or light industrial space for lease at Centre Park Blvd and IH-35E.

Low Cost Land Prices

Commercial and industrial sites are 'shovel-ready' for about $1.00 - $1.75 per sf. Retail and office sites along Interstate 35E are $8 - $12.00 per sf, and similar sites with frontage along major thoroughfares within the city are $10 - $14.00 per sf.

Triple Freeport Equivalency

Under Section 380 of the Local Texas Government Code, the City may grant cash rebates to a business to equal up to 100% of the value of the taxed freeport inventory. Inventory must first qualify for freeport through the Dallas Central Appraisal District and the Dallas ISD.

Convenient Interstate and Highway Access

DeSoto has 4 miles of frontage on Interstate 35E (NAFTA) and is less than 1 mile south of Interstate 20 and 1 mile east of US Hwy 67. Texas FM 1382 (Belt Line Road) runs east & west through DeSoto, connecting U.S. Hwy 67 to IH-35E. DeSoto also has quick access to U.S. Hwy 175 , IH45 and IH-30 via connections to IH-20 and IH-635. The Dallas Central Business District can be reached in 15 minutes and DFW International Airport is only 35 minutes away.

Infrastructure Participation

The DeSoto EDC will consider offering full or partial financial assistance to build and/or improve roads, install utilities, and upgrade infrastructure to encourage business growth and development in DeSoto.

Sales Tax Rebates

Dynamic and Growing Local Economy

The City of DeSoto will consider refunding a portion of the sales tax applicable to sales made by desired retail establish- ments in designated neighborhood empowerment zones.

DeSoto’s population - per the 2010 U.S Census - is 49,047, a 26% growth rate since 2000, with an increase of 24% in the number of households during that same time. The number of building permits issued has steadily risen and permit valuation totalled over $94 million for FY 201 5 -201 6 .

Economic Development Cash Grants

Infrastructure grants may be available to new, expanding, and relocating companies which are planning to make a new investment in DeSoto. Grants are screened by the incentive application submitted and a return on investment analysis. These grants may be used to renovate existing facilities, pay any associated construction fees, buy down the price of land, prepare the site, conduct engineering studies, or pay for any other activity necessary for a new, expanding, or relocating business.

Plentiful Labor Supply

The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (MSA) employs a labor force of more than 3,707,500 workers. DeSoto draws from the skilled labor force, and over thirty five universities and community colleges in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Aggressive and Flexible Incentives

The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation is committed to supporting new and expanding companies by creatively customizing incentive packages based on individual business needs.


DeSoto Economic Development Corporation


972-230-9611 972-230-9670

211 E. Pleasant Run Road


DeSoto, TX 75115


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CITY COUNCIL VISION STATEMENT DeSoto is an All-America City, rich in history and educational opportunities, where people come to live, work and play in a prosperous, attractive, culturally-inclusive community that is a destination for arts, family entertainment and sports.



5.1.1 A. Collaborate with Best Southwest Cities, with the primary focus on DeSoto, for public transportation services, such as a trolley or shuttle. 1. Ongoing evaluation of the transportation program, targeting senior citizens, disabled and general populations. a. Evaluate fixed route 501 vs. On-Demand services CITY COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE (Quarters 1-4) 2. Host a Town Hall Meeting to update the public about ongoing Best

Southwest transportation efforts. CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4)

3. Explore funding and/or grant opportunities for a transportation program in DeSoto. CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4)

5.1.2 B. Promote a healthier business climate in the City. 1. Focus on Hampton Road and Town Center. 2.

Continue leadership role in collaborative efforts in community and economic development within the region.

CITY COUNCIL, DESOTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION (Quarters 1-4) 5.1.3 C. Increase the value of commercial assets through new development and redevelopment. 1. Encourage development on the remaining undeveloped areas at the intersection of Belt Line Road and Westmoreland Road. 2. Facilitate growth and development in the Northwest Medical District.


1 3. Support the effort to attract new retail tenants to the Town Center Project. Provide assistance, as appropriate, for the redevelopment of the areas along the Hampton Road Corridor. Explore commercial, retail and industrial businesses on which to focus for City-wide economic development. a. Encourage potential developers to acquire or retrofit the former Kmart building. b. Encourage development of vacant tracts along Interstate 35, from Centre Park Boulevard to Southpointe Drive. Attend regional, state, and national trade shows for recruitment. Host a commercial broker/realtor luncheon and tour. Provide, as appropriate, assistance for the continued development around the heliport area. Acquire Economic Development software platforms. a. Conduct research on a retail leakage study and programs. DESOTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE (Quarters 1-4) 5.1.4 D. Seek employment-focused economic development with an emphasis on professional employment. 1. Host a meeting and reception for physicians/lawyers and spouses. 2. Support community focused economic development that encourages living-wage standards and local hiring. DESOTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Quarters 1-4) 5.1.5 E. Promote job opportunities through various marketing mediums and job fairs. 1. Explore supporting job readiness programming for residents. DESOTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, LIBRARY AND PUBLIC INFORMATION (Quarters 1-4) 5.1.6 F. Explore youth employment/career opportunities. 1. Support DeSoto Parks & Recreation summer programs and career- based workshops for youth. 2. Form new partnerships for mentoring, job training, and employment. 3. Host the Mayor for a Day Program. 4. Host the DeSoto Public Library “ Best Southwest Everything Teen” Event, to promote career and leadership development for youth. 5. Create and Implement the Youth Master Plan. 6. Explore the feasibility of bringing youth services to DeSoto via non- profit partnerships. CITY COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE, LIBRARY, PARKS & RECREATION (Quarters 1-4) 4. 5. c. d. 6. 7.



5.1.7 G. Continue renovation of the Library children’s and circulation desk area s. LIBRARY (Quarters 1-4) H. Explore the feasibility of updating Moseley Pool. PARKS & RECREATION (Quarters 1-4) I. Explore the feasibility of a public/private partnership with Thorntree Country Club. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CITY COUNCIL (Quarters 1-4)




5.3.1 A. Develop and update the 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Plan.


5.3.2 B. Implement the FY2020 Capital Improvement Plan. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (Quarters 1-4) 5.3.3 C. Continue the Community Service Program.

CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE, MUNICIPAL COURT AND POLICE DEPARTMENT 5.3.4 D. Initiate and market an incentive program that assists retail/commercial businesses with façade and exterior upgrades. 1. Host an informational meeting to educate all business owners. CITY COUNCIL, DESOTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Quarters 1-4) E. Explore the feasibility of conducting the Hampton Road Corridor Study. CITY COUNCIL, DESOTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (Quarters 1-4) F. Continue to implement the Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Program. 1. Increase awareness and visibility for the Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Program through: a. Marketing and Communication outlets b. Community events and awareness campaigns c. Branding 2. Create and promote various opportunities for community engagement and education. a. Develop a Speakers Bureau b. Host quarterly information workshops c. Host annual community symposium d. Collaborate with DISD Drama Department to create a domestic violence skit



3. Develop a resource repository to provide for concise resource coordination for shelters, transitional housing, counseling, legal assistance, employment. 4. Provide support and intervention. a. Lodging and counseling b. Partner with public, private and non-profit organizations/agencies specializing in Domestic Violence. CITY COUNCIL, POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORY COMMISSION (Quarters 1-4) Continue to enhance DeSoto’s position as a lead er in emergency preparedness in the Best Southwest Area. 1. Continue the support for Citizens Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). 2. Collaboration with CERT to promote the Emergency Management Plan. CITY COUNCIL, FIRE DEPARTMENT (Quarters 1-4) Create a resource and informational webpage for solar radar speed and stop signs. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, CITY ADMINISTRATION, POLICE DEPARTMENT (Quarters 1-4)

5.3 G.

5.3 H.

3.9 I.

Conduct town hall crime prevention awareness meetings. POLICE DEPARTMENT (Quarters 1-4)

J. Explore the feasibility of the Scenic City certification. PARKS & RECREATION, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (Quarters 1-4) K. Pursue the Tree City USA designation. PARKS & RECREATION (Quarters 1-4)


Participate in the Great American Clean-Up. PARKS & RECREATION, (Quarters 1-4)


Explore the feasibility of a rental registration program. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (Quarters 1-4)

N. Explore a Multi-Family Crime Free Program pertaining to code enforcement. 1. Create community engagement between property managers and law enforcement. 2. Partner with multi-family property managers to create a crime watch program. a. Conduct annual meetings with property managers.



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