Mayor Betsy Price
Conservation efforts are paying off and water usage is down in Fort Worth. But as people use less water, the city is considering raising rates to cover water department operating costs.
Fort Worth Council Member Joel Burns kept the fact he’d been accepted to the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School to study public administration close to his vest until Tuesday night’s council meeting. It was there that he resigned his post.
After years of navigating rough financial waters, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says this year,’I think we’ve turned the ship around.’
Fort Worth Police are doubling up on their security detail for Mayor Betsy Price. Two officers will now accompany her to all public events. The civil servants will be part of a dignitary protection unit.
Fort Worth’s unveiling of Sundance Plaza followed a frenzied, around the clock construction effort to finish on deadline.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price’s husband made a 911 call from a bike trail more than a year ago. Her dented bike and cracked helmet were evidence of how hard she fell, but it was what couldn’t be seen that is still bothering the mayor to this day.
The Fort Worth Fire Department is hoping Homeland Security in Washington D.C. will throw them a financial lifeline by way of grant money — but that lifeline would come with serious strings attached.
The City of Fort Worth is suing one of the companies it used to celebrate. In a lawsuit filed this week, Fort Worth claims Chesapeake Energy shorted the city millions of dollars in royalties from natural gas leases.
The City of Forth Worth is holding a public meeting at city hall Tuesday night to get input about privatizing its water department.
Fort Worth passed a $1.45 billion budget that closed a $40 million budget gap, reduced cuts to the fire department, keeps tax levels as they are and promises to continue maintenance on sports complexes, alleys and streets.
The budget would do away with 36 vacant jobs in the Fire Department and 46 vacant jobs in the Police Department. The city will layoff 16 people in the Planning Department as part of a reorganization.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price used Twitter to announce a new city website, meant to open a dialogue with residents and city employees.