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Here’s A Look At The Latest Plano News, Including The Status Of The City And A Decrease In Unemployment Rates

Mayor John Muns of Plano will deliver his inaugural State of the City address via video conference on February 3.

In his annual State of the City address, which was first delivered by Muns’ predecessor, Harry LaRosiliere, the mayor discusses the current state and prospects of the city, particularly in terms of economic development and the city’s policy priorities. The State of the City address was first delivered by Muns’ predecessor, Harry LaRosiliere, in 1993.

Anyone interested in participating in the online webinar can register for free at

There is a decrease in the unemployment rate.

As reported by the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday, Plano’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percent from November to December, according to the latest numbers available.

According to the data, the number of unemployed civilian labor force participants in Plano reduced by 593 people, while the number of unemployed civilian labor force participants in Frisco and Allen decreased by 375 and 203 people, respectively. The city of Plano’s civilian labor force shrank by 519 people during the course of the same year, bringing the city’s total population to 169,807 inhabitants.

During the same period, the state’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percent, while the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan division of the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0.3 percent decrease in the state’s unemployment rate.

Registration for the virtual academy is currently open.

The deadline to register for Plano ISD’s virtual academy for the school year 2022-23 is this Saturday, April 13.

If a student wishes to be considered for this scholarship, he or she must be entering grades K-5 that year and complete the academic requirements established in Senate Bill 15, which was passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013.

A joint session is expected to take place in the near future.

Plano City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Monday, April 15, to discuss the future of the city’s development process under the newly approved Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Plano Municipal Building.

Afterward, the council will meet again later that evening to address a number of topics, including economic development incentive agreements with companies such as Shutterfly, Maui Foods, NTT Data, and Tyler Technologies.

Notifications in the event of an emergency

Plano city officials are urging residents to sign up for the city’s Plano City Call emergency notification system in order to get public safety advisories in a more timely manner, particularly in light of the frigid weather that is forecast for the foreseeable future in the area.

Interested residents can enroll in this service by texting the word “PLANO” to 99411 or by going to on the internet.

It is recommended that the playground be improved.

A rezoning and site plan for an update to Davis Elementary School’s playground were approved by the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday. Davis Elementary School’s playground is located on a 7.7-acre tract of land, and the commission approved the proposal.

The Plano City Council may decide to approve this at a later time, and it will effectively join two different plats between Teakwood Lane and Parkhaven Drive if it does so.

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