Mayor Betsy Price
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.
Fort Worth’s mayor says she’ll ask the city council to build a “back to basics” budget to put the city on a firmer financial path and help restore better, basic city services like roads, infrastructure, and public safety.
Businesses are doing it, hospitals are doing it… will the City of Fort Worth be the next employer, and first major city in the country, to ban the hiring of smokers?
Fort Worth’s mayor is calling for faster action on getting a commuter rail built. During a Fort Worth Transportation Authority retreat Mayor Betsy Price said the expected TEX Rail completion date will leave Tarrant County residents waiting for years.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will deliver her first State of the City speech since being elected to the office last year, but she won’t be doing it in the typical fashion.