Providing quality basic public services remains the essential platform for the community’s advancement. State-of-the-art public safety practice and technology secure life and property in addition to high value/low cost utilities. The municipality owns its own electric power production and distribution system [Garland Power & Light (GP&L)], transfer station, refuse collection, and landfill. Furthermore, it controls and runs its own water service, wastewater treatment plants, and a myriad of municipal services required by a growing population of more than 225,000 citizens. Investments in the modernization and expansion of these public facilities are critical to Garland’s sustainable future development.