In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Dallas has established a Restaurant and Hospitality Advisory Committee.
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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson established an Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Assistance, chaired by Dallas City Councilmember Casey Thomas.

Mayor Johnson stated that this committee "will enable the Dallas City Council to consider concrete steps that will help mitigate any negative effects of our painful but necessary emergency measures on our economy and our society."

Two areas of focus for the Ad Hoc Committee are restaurants and hotels. As the committee's liasion to the hospitality sector, Dallas City Councilmember Adam Bazaldua formed a Restaurant & Hospitality Advisory Committee on May 8, 2020.

Councilmember (and Chef) Bazaldua said that the purpose of this group "is to provide council with recommendations and best practices for the reopening phase, and to be a collective industry voice for most proposed ideas as we move forward."

Although independent of the actions of the private, non-profit 24HourDallas organization, Councilmember Bazaldua tapped 24HourDallas Director Randall White to chair this advisory group.

Concentrating in three areas—Stabilization, Anticipation and Best Practices—this team will:
• gather and share information.
• consider ideas and actions.
• make recommendations to Dallas City Council.

As the City of Dallas committee assembles resources and recommendations, they will be presented on this page, courtesy of 24HourDallas.

Restaurants, hotels, cultural organizations, events, and tourism predominate Dallas' 24-hour economy. The progress made by this committee parallels and complements the work of our non-profit.

If you have questions or suggestions for this City of Dallas committee, please contact Randall White at

City of Dallas Restaurant & Hospitality Advisory Committee Members

Restaurant & Hospitality Best Practices and Re-Opening Guides



What policy changes and funding support can the City of Dallas provide now to mitigate business, workforce and tax base losses in the restaurant, hotel, cultural, event and tourism sectors?



How will the global pandemic forever alter our hospitality economy and what steps can the industry and the city take to anticipate and capitalize on the "new normal?"



What steps should be taken by restaurants, hotels, cultural organizations, events and tourism venues to ensure the safety of guests and employees?