Mayor Betsy Price
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.
When you picture a police officer in action, you probably think of someone responding to a shooting or chasing a bad guy down an alley… But in Fort Worth, being a police officer might also mean sitting on a camel in Dubai, hanging with the “blokes” in Australia or taking in the scenery in Brazil.
Fort Worth’s Police Chief promised transparency, but has yet to speak about the police shooting which left a 72-year-old grandfather dead.
Bands, drums and cheerleaders were on hand in downtown Fort Worth Thursday. The celebration was meant to try and get office workers to take an on the job 15-minute fitness break.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price gave her second State of the City Address Tuesday morning. During the speech she told more than 1,000 business and community leaders that she’s going to slash the budget so the city can finally operate without deficits.
Betsy Price likes her job as the mayor of Fort Worth and wants to keep it. Today, surrounded by supporters, Price announced that she will seek re-election.
Facing $740 million in payouts it can’t afford Tuesday the Fort Worth City Council voted to make extensive changes. The majority of the monies are part of the financially troubled employee retirement fund.
Fort Worth is one of nine in the country to receive a $760,000 grant for after school programs.
The crowds gathered bright and early at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center. Thousands of pre-registered families were eager to get their kids ready to go back to school.
The official anchor dedication ceremony for the USS Fort Worth was held today at Veterans Memorial Park. After an outpouring from leaders and residents, construction on the USS Fort Worth began in 2009, but the responsibilities don’t end with an anchor or dedication ceremony.