City Council recap for Dec. 6

Published on December 08, 2022

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The Fort Worth City Council conducted a work session on Tuesday at City Hall.

Informal reports

  • Federal legislative and administrative agenda.
  • Sales tax update.
  • Amendment to tax abatement agreement with Raider Express.
  • Extension of employment completion deadline for Smart Action LLC Chapter 380 agreement.
  • Competitive grants for the arts program.
  • Curfew ordinance for minors.
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County innovation partnership.
  • Firearms taken in application of the violent crime strategy.
  • Mental health training for Fort Worth Police officers.
  • Police and Fire departments internal and external boards.
  • Priority of responses to 911 calls about threats of violence at childcare facilities and elementary schools.
  • Reasonable distances from which residents may observe police activity at crime scenes and traffic stops.
  • Training opportunities for Fort Worth Police officers by rank.
  • Pay adjustments for retention, recruitment and market competitiveness.
  • Transportation & Public Works director recruitment process.
  • Citations for contractor violations.
  • Update on City meeting broadcasting.


  • Update on Future City Hall. The MWBE spend for the project is currently 30%; it is expected to be at 38% by project completion. Due to requirements to meet federal floodway easement restrictions, the Council Chamber addition’s completion date has been moved back to late in the first quarter of 2024. The move-in date for the tower offices is not affected.
  • Briefing on 2023 target area for Neighborhood Improvement program. On Dec. 13, the Council will vote on a recommendation to award $3.8 million in infrastructure and safety improvements to the Historic Marine neighborhood in Council District 2. The neighborhood is bounded by Circle Park Boulevard on the west, Northwest 23rd Street on the north, the Trinity River on the east, and Grand Avenue and North 10th Street on the south.
  • Regulation of boarding homes. The Police Department recommended the Council adopt an ordinance regulating boarding homes to align with the City’s health and safety code. Adoption would occur on Jan. 10, 2023, with a grace period to follow to allow boarding home operators to reach compliance.
  • Short-term rentals. The City Council directed staff to keep the current zoning ordinance regulation, which does not allow short-term rentals in residential zoning districts and requires a zoning change for short-term rental use.

Other Dec. 6 meetings

  • Audit Committee.
  • City Council executive session.
  • Crime Control and Prevention District board.
  • Public comment meeting.

Watch the meetings on Fort Worth TV, either online or on TV. You can also watch the meeting via the Fort Worth TV video library and on the City’s YouTube channel.



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