Thirteen proposed amendments to the City charter will be on the May 7 ballot. Voters may vote for or against each of the propositions individually.
Here is the information that will appear on the ballot.
CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION F
Shall Section 3 of Chapter III of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to provide that the mayor's annual pay shall be half of the average annual base-rate salary for all City department heads and that the other city council members' annual pay shall be half of the average annual base-rate salary for all City assistant department heads starting October 1, 2022?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION G
Shall Section 3 of Chapter IV of the Fort Worth City Charter be revised to add language explicitly stating that metes and bounds descriptions are not necessary when the city council district boundaries are revised due to population changes based on recent census data?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION H
Shall Sections 1 and 3 of Chapter V, Section 4 of Chapter VI, and Section 3 of Chapter XXVIII of the Fort Worth City Charter be revised to delete references to certain appointees and employees having the option to request a City Council public hearing regarding their removal?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION I
Shall Section l of Chapter XIX and Section 3 of Chapter XX of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to increase the city secretary's time for reviewing voter submitted petitions from ten (10) days to twenty-five
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION J
Shall Section 1 of Chapter IX of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to remove the assessment and collection of taxes as a duty of the department of finance to reflect that the current practice of assessing and collecting all taxes, including special assessments, is performed by the county?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION K
Shall Chapter XV of the Fort Worth City Charter be deleted in its entirety since the functions of a health department are performed by Tarrant County instead of the city?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION L
Shall Section 5 of Chapter XXI of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to reduce the required newspaper publications for the sale of certain property from once a-week for four weeks to one time with a requirement that notice also be placed and remain on the city's webpage for the four weeks preceding the sale?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION M
Shall Section 4 of Chapter XXII of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to clarify that the city is not required to assess owners of abutting property for the cost of construction of sidewalks and curbs and that the city may directly pay such costs itself?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION N
Shall Section 1 of Chapter XXIV of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to provide that the tax assessor collector shall provide a list of assessments of real and personal property to the City Council in accordance with deadlines established under state law?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION 0
Shall Section 6 of Chapter XXVI of the Fort Worth City Charter, which requires public service corporations to file an annual report, be deleted in its entirety?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION P
Shall Section 17 of Chapter XXVII of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to allow the official advertising contract to have a term longer than one year?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION Q
Shall Section 3 of Chapter I of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to delete outdated language and to reflect that an annexation election will be called and conducted in accordance with state law and may be conducted directly by the city or by county election officials contracted by the city with voters to mark ballot to indicate their selection?
FORT WORTH PROPOSITION R
Shall Section 11 of Chapter X of the Fort Worth City Charter be amended to clarify that the independent auditor's duties consist of auditing records and expressing an opinion on the annual comprehensive financial report and single audit and to remove requirement for physically printed copies?
Questions and comments about the Charter amendments can be submitted to FWConnection@fortworthtexas.gov.
To find out more, attend one of the informational meetings taking place March 21 – April 25.