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1. When will my brush and bulky items be picked up?
2. My trash was missed by the Trash Pick up truck, who can I call for assistance?
3. How can I get my broken trash bin replaced?

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1. What is ADA Paratransit Service?
2. How much is bus fare?
3. How do I schedule a trip on ADA paratransit?

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1. What is the cost of program membership?
2. Who is eligible for membership?
3. When does the program begin and end?
4. When is the registration office open?
5. Can my child stay after 6 p.m.?
6. What are the rules?
7. Do I need to sign my child in and out every day?
8. How should my child dress?
9. Can you just give my child aspirin for a headache?
10. Why can't my child bring his/her hand-held game?
11. Can I join my child for a game of basketball during ASRP hours?

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1. Why is the City investing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure?
2. What does the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee do?
3. Are bicyclists allowed to drive on the streets?
4. What is the difference between a bike lane and shared use lanes (also known as shared lane markings or 'sharrows')?
5. What is the difference between a sidewalk and sidepath (or multi-use path)?
6. Who maintains the trails?
7. Who maintains the bike lanes?

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1. Where can I park at La Plaza?
2. How can I reserve the Community Room at La Plaza?
3. How can I become a bus driver?
4. Who do I speak to about becoming a vendor at La Plaza?
5. Do you have monthly/yearly memberships at La Plaza Parking Garage?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What kind of plans do I need to submit for the construction of a new single family residence? How many sets should I submit?
3. What current codes has the City of Brownsville adopted?
4. Where is the Building Inspections and Permitting Office located?
5. What is the plan review turn-around time for obtaining a residential permit?
6. Do I need to hire a licensed plumber to do the plumbing repair in my house?
7. Do I need to hire a licensed electrician to do the electrical repair in my house?
8. What is required to register as a mechanical contractor in the City of Brownsville?
9. What is required to register as a plumbing contractor in the City of Brownsville?
10. What is required to register as an electrical contractor in the City of Brownsville?

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1. How do I know if my project qualifies by the state law under The Development Corporation Act of 1979?
2. Can a church or school apply?
3. When is the application due date?
4. Can I apply if I currently have an open project funded by Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation?
5. Do I need a monetary match?
6. Can the match be in-kind donations or land appraised value?
7. Can I apply to help subsidize annual operating cost of my organization?
8. Can I apply if my project will be located in Los Fresnos?
9. How are projects selected?
10. Will I have to do a presentation to the BCIC Board on my proposed project?
11. When will I know the Board’s decision on the status of my submitted application?
12. If my project is approved, how long do I have to complete the funded project?
13. s there a limit on the amount of funding that can be requested?
14. Do I follow BCIC procurement if I have a funded project?
15. If my project is funded but not for the full amount, can I apply again at the next funding cycle to complete the project?
16. How does the reimbursement work?
17. What type of reporting is required?

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1. What should be reported and what should not be reported on a fraud tip?
2. When should a fraud tip be reported?
3. What information do you provide on a fraud tip?
4. What happens after a fraud tip is received?
5. What is the purpose of the Fraud Hotline?
6. Why should you contact the Fraud Hotline?
7. How is my identity protected when using the Fraud Hotline?
8. Who operates the Fraud Hotline?
9. Why does the City of Brownsville need an Internal Audit Department?
10. Why and how is the City Auditor independent?
11. How does an area get selected for audit?
12. What occurs after an audit?
13. How do I report fraud?

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1. What is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?
2. What type of programs and projects are eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds?
3. How does HUD decide how much funding we will receive?
4. What is the annual CDBG Program Cycle?
5. What activities generally cannot be funded using CDBG funds?
6. What happens if a project is never finished or is slow to be completed?
7. What is the CDBG “Timeliness Test”?
8. What determines if a project is eligible for CDBG funding?
9. What special regulations apply to the various types of projects that can be funded?

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1. Can I still submit a paper application?
2. Why do I have to create an account?
3. What if I don’t have an email?
4. How do I know if my application was received?
5. Can I make changes to my online application?
6. What if I am not ready to submit my online job application at this time?
7. I can’t remember my password?
8. I don’t have any previous employment. How should I answer these questions?
9. How do I find out the status of my application?

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1. How do I get a library card?
2. Do I have to pay to use the WiFi?
3. How do I access the WiFi?
4. Is there a cost for using a computer?
5. When do you have Story Time?

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1. When can I submit a Disaster Plan for review?
2. How long does it take to review a Disaster Plan?
3. Where can I report street flooding?
4. When is the City's annual Hurricane Awareness Fair?

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1. What do I do if online reporting is not right for me?
2. When should I use online reporting?
3. Will my online report be reviewed the same day I submitted it?
4. What if the incident happened in another city can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
5. What is a known suspect?
6. Why do I need an email address to submit a report online?
7. what reports may need a follow up?
8. Can a report submitted online be rejected?

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1. How high can my grass get before I am in violation?
2. How many times can I have a garage sale? Do I need a permit?
3. My car does not work, but it is on my property, am I still in violation?
4. Can I post signs on street utility poles?
5. When are plastic bags prohibited?
6. There is a vacant lot next to my house, can I have a garage sale on the property?
7. How long does it take an Ordinance Enforcement Officer to respond to a violation?
8. It has been more than a week since I called in a violation of high grass and the Ordinance Enforcement Officers came and put a sign up, but this is all they did. When will the grass get cut?
9. How high does the grass have to be to qualify for emergency mowing?

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1. What is a microchip implant?
2. Why is it necessary to get my pet microchipped?
3. What are the statistics of microchipped returned pets?
4. How old does my pet have to be in order to be microchipped?
5. How does microchipping work?
6. How is a microchip implanted into my pet?
7. I have heard that microchips can migrate within a pet, is this true?
8. What if I do not have my pet microchipped, can I take it to the shelter and have it done?
9. My pet suffers from a rare condition and is unable to receive a microchip, will I be in violation and penalized?
10. I am going to visit Brownsville for a short time and will be taking my pet. If my pet gets impounded while in Brownsville, would I have to microchip my pet in order for the shelter to release it?
11. What are the penalties for not providing my pet with a microchip?
12. Do I have to get the microchip from the shelter if my pet was impounded or can I choose a veterinarian to apply the microchip?

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1. My dog is 4 months old and not vaccinated, isn't my dog still to young for the rabies vaccine?
2. I lost my pets rabies certificate, but he still has his tags on, is this good enough proof of vaccinations?
3. Is it a violation if my pet is not wearing the rabies tags?
4. I walk my dog in my yard without a leash or fencing around my yard, she never leaves my property, is this a violation?
5. I have a neighbor that never cleans the yard or provides fresh water for their pets, and the pets they have always seem to be sick, is this a violation?
6. I am leaving (out of town), and am leaving my pets at home alone with plenty of food; is this okay to do?
7. How long can I wait to report a dog bite?
8. My dog bite someone and Animal Control confiscated him. When can I pick up my dog?
9. I want to sell some dogs at the flea market, and at my company's parking lot, is this a violation?
10. My dog is very vicious, and will attack unprovoked, is this a violation to own a vicious dog?
11. Can I own livestock inside city limits?
12. Can I own a small pig inside city limits?
13. My neighbor always has his cows running loose, is this a violation?
14. When is my livestock consider a nuisance to the public?

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1. What do Planners do?
2. Why is Planning Important?
3. What is the Brownsville Comprehensive Plan?
4. Where can I view Brownsville’s Code of Ordinances?

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is a use district?
3. What is an area district?
4. What is the process for rezoning a property?
5. Where can I find the rezoning applications?
6. Is there a fee to rezone my property?
7. How many apartment units can I build on my property?
8. What is a Specific Use permit?
9. Where are the Planning and Zoning Commission meetings held?
10. What do I need to provide staff to find out the zoning of my property?
11. How do I request a Zoning Certificate?
12. Do you notify the neighbors of a rezone in the area?
13. What is a Major Plat?
14. What is a Minor Plat?
15. What is the fee to Plat?
16. What is the platting process in Brownsville and how long does it take?
17. Where can I find the Plat checklist?
18. Where can I find the Specific Use Permit checklist?

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1. Why did Brownsville pass an ordinance banning plastic bags?
2. Are other cities in Texas banning plastic bags?
3. What is considered a reusable bag?
4. What plastic bags, if any, as still being utilized by stores that are exceptions to the ban?
5. I have many ways that I reuse plastic bags (i.e. take my lunch to work, trashcan liners, pick-up after my dog) and now what do I do?
6. What is the $1 fee going to be used for?
7. Is the $1 fee permanent, or is there a time frame from the initiation of the project?
8. What if I don't have a dollar to pay for a plastic bag?
9. What happens to the merchants if they bag my items in plastic bags which are not reusable (or thinner that the 4.0 millimeter weight required by the ordinance)?
10. Does the $1 fee apply to paper bags?
11. Are all merchants charging the $1 fee, any exceptions?
12. Are paper bags an option for customers to request?
13. Can customers bring their own plastic bags from home and avoid the fee? Will this be allowed?
14. What happens if I go to the store and don't have my reusable bags?
15. Can I bring a box or plastic bags to carry out my groceries?
16. So, will stores that I shop for clothes have plastic bags, or will I have to bring my own?
17. How do I avoid paying the dollar tax fee?
18. Do I have to clean my bags?
19. How sanitary are the recycle bags in the long run?
20. What do I do if my reusable bag can no longer be used because it's falling apart? Do I throw it away or can I recycle it?
21. If my reusable bag has a logo on it, can I use it at any store?
22. Why not just recycle the bags?

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1. When is the application due date?
2. What expenses qualify for promotional sponsorships?
3. What type of events qualify for promotional sponsorships?
4. What expenses do not qualify for promotional sponsorships?
5. Who can apply?
6. Can I apply if my initiative, activity or event will be located in Los Fresnos?
7. Can a church, school or service clubs apply?
8. Can my organization submit multiple applications for promotional funding for different initiatives, activities and events within the same funding cycle?
9. Is there a limit on the amount of funding that can be requested?
10. How are promotion and community grants selected?
11. When will I know the Board’s decision on the status of my submitted application?
12. When will I receive my funds award?
13. How should I acknowledge BCIC in my promotional campaign?

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1. My dog is 4 months old and not vaccinated, isn't my dog still to young for the rabies vaccine?
2. I lost my pets rabies certificate, but he still has his tags on, is this good enough proof of vaccinations?
3. Is it a violation if my pet is not wearing the rabies tags?
4. I walk my dog in my yard without a leash or fencing around my yard, she never leaves my property, is this a violation?
5. I have a neighbor that never cleans the yard or provides fresh water for their pets, and the pets they have always seem to be sick, is this a violation?
6. I am leaving (out of town), and am leaving my pets at home alone with plenty of food; is this okay to do?
7. How long can I wait to report a dog bite?
8. My dog bite someone and Animal Control confiscated him. When can I pick up my dog?
9. I want to sell some dogs at the flea market, and at my company's parking lot, is this a violation?
10. My dog is very vicious, and will attack unprovoked, is this a violation to own a vicious dog?
11. Can I own livestock inside city limits?
12. Can I own a small pig inside city limits?
13. My neighbor always has his cows running loose, is this a violation?
14. When is my livestock consider a nuisance to the public?
15. What is a microchip implant?
16. Why is it necessary to get my pet microchipped?
17. What are the statistics of microchipped returned pets?
18. How old does my pet have to be in order to be microchipped?
19. How is a microchip implanted into my pet?
20. How does Microchipping Work?
21. I have heard that microchips can migrate within a pet, is this true?
22. What if I do not have my pet microchipped, can I take it to the shelter and have it done?
23. My pet suffers from a rare condition and is unable to receive a microchip, will I be in violation and penalized?
24. I am going to visit Brownsville for a short time and will be taking my pet. If my pet gets impounded while in Brownsville, would I have to microchip my pet in order for the shelter to release it?
25. What are the penalties for not providing my pet with a microchip?
26. Do I have to get the microchip from the shelter if my pet was impounded or can I choose a Veterinarian to apply the microchip?

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1. How high can my grass get before I am in violation?
2. How many times can I have a garage sale? Do I need a permit?
3. My car does not work, but it is on my property, am I still in violation?
4. Can I post signs on street utility poles?
5. When are plastic bags prohibited?
6. There is a vacant lot next to my house, can I have a garage sale on the property?
7. How long does it take an Ordinance Enforcement Officer to respond to a violation?
8. It has been more than a week since I called in a violation of high grass and the Ordinance Enforcement Officers came and put a sign up, but this is all they did. When will the grass get cut?
9. How high does the grass have to be to qualify for emergency mowing?

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1. Why did Brownsville pass an ordinance banning plastic bags?
2. Are other cities in Texas banning plastic bags?
3. What is considered a reusable bag?
4. What plastic bags, if any, as still being utilized by stores that are exceptions to the ban?
5. I have many ways that I reuse plastic bags (i.e. take my lunch to work, trashcan liners, pick-up after my dog) and now what do I do?
6. What is the $1 fee going to be used for?
7. Is the $1 permanent or is there a time frame from the initiation of the project?
8. What if I don't have a dollar to pay for a plastic bag?
9. What happens to the merchants if they bag my items in plastic bags which are not reusable(or thinner that the 4.0 mil weight required by the ordinance)?
10. Does the $1 fee paper bags?
11. Are all merchants charging the $1 fee, any exceptions?
12. Are paper bags an option for customers to request?
13. Can customers bring their own plastic bags from home and avoid the fee? Will this be allowed?
14. What happens if I go to the store and don't have my reusable bags?
15. Can I bring a box or plastic bags to carry out my groceries?
16. So, will stores that I shop for clothes have plastic bags, or will I have to bring my own?
17. How do I avoid paying the dollar tax fee?
18. Do I have to clean my bags?
19. How sanitary are the recycle bags in the long run?
20. What do I do if my reusable bag can no longer be used because it's falling apart? Do I throw it away or can I recycle it?
21. If my reusable bag has a logo on it, can I use it at any store?
22. Why not just recycle the bags?

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1. Why adopt a smoking ordinance?
2. When does the Smoking Ordinance take effect?
3. Where is smoking prohibited?
4. What do you mean by “enclosed public places”?
5. Does this ordinance include city owned facilities?
6. Can I smoke in the privacy of my own home?
7. What does Section 54-175 explain?
8. sometimes like to relax at bars with a beverage and a cigarette; am I not allowed to smoke a cigarette in a bar anymore, since it is considered a “public place”?
9. My company has a section at work that is designated for smoking, are employees allowed to smoke in this area?
10. Can I smoke at the outdoor Flea Market?
11. My place of business has ashtrays placed outside entrance of my establishment, am I allowed to have the ashtrays there?
12. I own a business, how do I know that my business is in compliance with this ordinance?
13. Who is responsible to enforce the Smoking Ordinance?
14. What happens if someone violates the Smoking Ordinance?
15. How can I learn more about this ordinance?

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1. What is Vector Control?

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1. When I download the specifications file and I open the file, I get a message box telling me that I need something called Adobe Acrobat Reader, what is that?
2. How can I get an issue's hard copy of a bid?
3. Am I required to register to download bid specifications?
4. Can anyone bid? If so, how do I start?

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1. How does the system operate?
2. How can I plan my trip?
3. Can I get to other cities in the RGV from La Plaza?
4. How do I get off the bus?
5. Can I take my pets on the bus?

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1. Why adopt a smoking ordinance?
2. When does the Smoking Ordinance take effect?
3. Where is smoking prohibited?
4. What do you mean by "enclosed public places"?
5. Does this ordinance include city-owned facilities?
6. Can I smoke in the privacy of my own home?
7. What does Section 54-175 explain?
8. I sometimes like to relax at bars with a beverage and a cigarette; am I not allowed to smoke a cigarette in a bar anymore, since it is considered a "public place"?
9. My company has a section at work that is designated for smoking, are employees allowed to smoke in this area?
10. Can I smoke at the outdoor flea market?
11. My place of business has ashtrays placed outside entrance of my establishment, am I allowed to have the ashtrays there?
12. I own a business, how do I know that my business is in compliance with this ordinance?
13. Who is responsible to enforce the Smoking Ordinance?
14. What happens if someone violates the Smoking Ordinance?
15. How can I learn more about this ordinance?