City of Plano Offices
The City of Plano has a record of providing high quality services to its citizens while demonstrating strong ethics and financial discipline. The City of Plano, located at 1520 Avenue K, employs a combined full time and part-time staff of more than 2,600. The public safety department is comprised of over 500 professional police officers and civilians and an authorized staff of over 300 professional firefighters, each also trained as an emergency medical technician or paramedic.
Collin County Offices
Located in Plano, the Collin County Sub-Courthouse at 900 East Park Boulevard houses the offices of:
- 5 Justices of the Peace
- District Clerk
- The County Clerk
- Veterans Services
The Federal Government maintains a presence in Plano at the newly constructed 34,310-square-foot U.S. District Court building. The District Court assists the Eastern District Court in Sherman, Texas with matters of federal jurisdiction.
Plano Rated "Best-Run City in America"
Plano, Texas, has been ranked the best-run city in America according to the second annual ranking of the 100 largest American cities by 24/7 Wall St. Texas had the most number of best-run cities in the top 20 - Plano, Austin, Irving and Lubbock. The ranking was based on data from a number of sources, including the 2011 Census. Factors such as the city’s credit rating, poverty, education, crime, unemployment and regional GDP were considered to evaluate how well a city is managed over the long term.
Contributing factors include:
- Population: 275,645
- Credit rating: Aaa, no outlook
- Violent crime per 1,000 people: 1.62 (2nd lowest)
- Unemployment rate: 6.9% (13th lowest)
Plano AAA Bond Rating
Plano consistently receives AAA bond ratings from Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, Fitch, Duff and Phelps, and IBCA. Plano remains one of the few cities in the state to receive the highest possible ratings. This is due to a history of strong financial operations and positive economic outlook.