Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Should City Council get an 80% salary increase?

Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods General Membership Meeting

Please join us THIS Thursday, December 10
6:30 p.m.
University Christian Church

Speakers include:
Fernando Costa, Assistant City Manager
City of Fort Worth

Mr. Costa will speak about the work of the recent citizens Charter Review Committee. 

The committee has made recommendations on various city charter revisions including:
1.  increasing the number of City Council districts from 8 to 10;
2.  increasing City Council member salaries by 80% ($25,000. to $45,000. annually);
3.  increasing the Mayor's salary from $29,000. to $60,000. annually;
4.  increasing City Council terms from 2 years to 3 years. 
The City Council will hold public hearings on the proposed changes on January 12 and January 26, 2016.  Council members will decide which issues will go on the May 7 ballot.
Citizens will vote on proposed city charter changes on May 7, 2016.

You can read the Sunday, December 6, 2015 Fort Worth Star-Telegram opinion piece about the committee's work here.

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