City Council recap for Sept. 27

Published on September 28, 2022

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The Fort Worth City Council met at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27at City Hall. Here’s a recap of major decisions:

  • The City Council passed a budget that adds money to the annual operations budget for public safety improvements and to clean up litter across the city. The City’s overall fiscal 2023 budget is approximately $2.3 billion. The Council by a 7-2 vote approved a $915.3 million General Fund budget, which pays for most city services and operations. The Council also voted 7-2 to decrease the City’s property tax rate 2 cents. District 3 Councilmember Michael Crain and District 4 Councilmember Alan Blaylock voted against both the budget and the tax rate.
  • Members agreed to file a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over the release of confidential information contained in employee files after a public information request.
  • Members voted to spend $219,942 with Kimley-Horn and Associates for a mobility study in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
  • The Council voted 7-2 to amend public participation rules related to time allotted per speaker and when speakers are recognized to address the Council. The new rules take effect Oct. 4.
  • Members extended a declaration of local disaster through Oct. 25 in response to heavy rains and flooding in August.
  • A vote supports a working group to enhance maternal, infant and child health outcomes.
  • The Council allocated American Rescue Plan Act funds for a slate of eligible projects.
  • A contract with Tarrant Area Food Bank for up to $3.2 million will help acquire property at 205 N. Vacek St. to expand food distribution capacity.
  • A Council contract with United Way of Tarrant County will help implement the One Second Collaborative to address youth gun violence.

Watch the meeting 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.

Other Sept. 27 Council meetings

  • Legislative Committee.
  • Local Development Corp.
  • Central City Local Government Corp.
  • Lone Star Local Government Corp.
  • Fort Worth Housing Finance Corp.
  • Joint meeting of Fort Worth Housing Finance Corp.’s affiliates.



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