Cozetta Jones
Communications Director
cjones@pulaskicounty.net

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Events Calendar

May
24
Thu
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeing
Full Quorum Court Meeing
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Jun
12
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Jun
26
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Jul
10
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Jul
24
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Aug
14
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Aug
28
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Sep
11
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Sep
25
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Oct
9
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.

Pulaski County News & Announcements

Veterans health handwritten on a blackboard in white chalk with a doctors hand holding a stethoscope.

Veterans Benefits Fair, March 24

Pulaski County Community Services will host a free Veterans Benefits Fair, Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UA-Pulaski Tech, North Little Rock, Campus Center Building, Grand Hall. Vendors will share information, answer questions regarding healthcare needs and perform wellness checks. Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and Department of Veterans Affairs will assist veterans in signing up for benefits and making claims. Veterans are asked to bring their DD214. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. For more information, call Carlos Cervantes at 501-340-6157.

Pulaski County Spay/Neuter Fund Open for Contributions

Last year taxpayers helped to provide approximately 300 spay and neuter surgeries to pets in Pulaski County. In 2018, we want to exceed that number with a voluntary $5 contribution toward the Pulaski County Spay/Neuter fund on personal property tax, business tax and new this year—real estate tax bills.

Residents have two options to GIVE 5: use the payment coupon when paying by check or if paying online, check the “animal control” box on the web site.

Also new this year, taxpayers have the option to give more than $5 if he or she chooses. See the tax payment coupon for more information.

Every dollar donated will subsidize spay/neuter services for pets of Pulaski County residents who cannot afford the cost to spay/neuter on their own.

The spay/neuter fund was created in an effort to reduce the animal shelter population and the stray pet population. Each year in Pulaski County, residents will surrender, rehome or abandon approximately 30,000 to 40,000 cats and dogs. About half will enter one of five city shelters in the county, while the rest will be neglected, possibly dumped, many of them surviving on their own—only about ten percent will have been spayed or neutered.

For more information on how or where to pay your business, real estate or personal property tax, visit http://pulaskicountytreasurer.net/.  For more information on future spay/neuter events follow https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiAR/.

2018 State of the County Address

Pulaski County Residents! You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 State of the County Address, Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. The address will be given in the 4th floor Quorum Court meeting room in the Pulaski County Administration Building at 201 S. Broadway in Downtown Little Rock.

Judge Hyde will highlight the county’s 2017 accomplishments and 2018 goals and initiatives. He will discuss several of the county’s ongoing projects such as the Crisis Stabilization Unit, Criminal Justice Reform, and Juvenile Justice Reform.

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Feb. 11 – Feb. 13

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Sunday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 16, 2018:

Sunday, February 11

World War I Tree Dedication

MacArthur Park

Corner of East 9th and Commerce Streets, Little Rock, AR 72201

2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 13

North Little Rock School District – Community Involvement Council

2700 North Polar Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

11:30 am

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Feb. 6 – Feb. 10

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Monday, Feb. 5 – Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018:

Tuesday, February 6

Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Meeting

11:30 am

4th Floor Conference Room

201 S. Broadway, STE 401, Little Rock, AR 72201

Wednesday, February 7 – Friday February 9

County Judge’s Association – Winter Meeting

Wyndham Riverfront

2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Saturday February 10

St. Luke’s Episcopal Men’s Group

9:00 am

St. Luke’s Parish Hall

4106 JFK Blvd North Little Rock, AR 72116

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Jan 30 – Feb 2

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: January 30 – February 2

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Monday, January 29, 2018 through Friday, February 2, 2018:

No public events scheduled.

Schedule is subject to change.
CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

Juvenile Justice Reform Begins with Successful Kick-Off Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our JDAI Kick-Off Meeting. The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is a nationally recognized model created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to promote detention reform. This initiative is an opportunity to improve the “front-end” of the juvenile justice system based on research and evidence-informed practices, as part of larger juvenile justice reforms in the County. Following the kick-off, county juvenile court judges, probation officers, school district representatives, law enforcement, probation officers, prosecuting attorneys and relevant stakeholders participated in the JDAI working-group meeting to discuss next steps toward implementing JDAI. Thanks to Center for Children’s Law and Policy’s Jason Szanyi and Tiana Davis for helping us to make the kick-off a success.

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Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Jan. 22 – Jan. 26

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: January 22 – January 26

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Mon., January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

JDAI Kick-off

9:00 a.m.

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

100 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

County Awarded Funding to Address Homelessness

There are approximately 894 households living sheltered or unsheltered in Central Arkansas.

Pulaski County Community Services was awarded two Emergency Solutions Grant projects totaling $50,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Rapid Re-Housing Project received $30,000. Assistance is only available to individuals who are currently homeless. The Homelessness Prevention Project received $20,000. Assistance is only available to individuals who are facing eviction or who are at risk of being homeless.

Community Services will distribute a survey to determine eligibility through CADC’s LIHEAP program starting January 22. Those who answer “yes” to one of four questions may be eligible and will be referred to Pulaski County Community Services.

“Our Community Services department works with the community at many levels to assist low-income residents find affordable housing,” said County Judge Barry Hyde. “This $50,000 grant awarded by HUD will allow us to expand our services, by helping those who are at risk of becoming homeless and those currently without homes to get some necessary relief.  A disproportionate number of the state’s homeless population resides within Pulaski County, which is why it is incumbent upon us to address this issue head on.”

According to CATCH Arkansas’s 2017 Point in Time count, there are approximately 990 homeless persons (550 unsheltered and 440 sheltered) in Central Arkansas, of the total homeless persons, 84 are children.

County Judge Hyde’s Public Schedule

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: January 15th – 19th

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Monday, January 15th, 2018 through Friday, 19th, 2018:

Monday, January 15, 2018
LITTLE ROCK
Martin Luther King Day Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center Street
Little Rock, AR

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
LITTLE ROCK
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m.
201 S. Broadway, STE 401
Little Rock, AR

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director, Cozetta Jones at cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523