Strategic Goal No. 2: Vibrant Neighborhoods
Performance Results – During the past seven years, the Code Enforcement Department’s average case duration time has decreased by seven days. Proactive officer generated cases has increased from 48.5 percent to 63.5 percent, and the number of resident concerns has dropped 46 percent.
Community Results – Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) celebrated another successful year in 2014 educating the community in three main focus areas: litter abatement, beautification and recycling. KIB hosted the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” in April at Trinity View Park and the 23rd Annual Trash Bash in September at T.W. Richardson Grove Park, which together drew more than 850 volunteers. Combined with results from smaller scale cleanups with corporate, school, neighborhood and faith group volunteers, more than 13,500 pounds of litter was removed.
Strategic Goal No. 4: Safe and Secure City
Low Crime Rate – When calculated on a per capita basis, Irving experienced another crime reduction for 2014. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Irving’s crime rate has decreased. The reduction this year included significant declines in robberies, aggravated assaults and burglaries.
Strategic Goal No. 7: Cultural, Recreational and Educational Environments
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – On Jan. 17, a total of 335 volunteers canvassed and engaged residents in fire prevention education during the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event. Canvassing Irving neighborhoods on foot, to distribute tips and information, volunteers reached more than 4,140 households and held 1,142 conversations with residents about fire safety.
Special Olympics Basketball Classic – The Parks and Recreation Department hosted the annual Irving Special Olympics Basketball Classic on Jan. 17. There were more than 380 athletes and coaches competing from 36 teams across north Texas.
Saturday Science Update – West Irving Library’s Saturday Science series had a record-breaking turnout in January for the Incredible Bubble Show. During the show, 230 residents explored various scientific concepts and chemical compositions found in bubbles big and small.
Strategic Goal No. 10: Environmental Stewardship
Electronic Recycle Day – Environmental Stewardship hosted Electronic Recycle Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Heritage Senior Center. Nearly 200 households took part in the event and brought almost 8,000 pounds of electronic materials for recycling.