Charter election includes proposed term increase for council

first_imgFacebook ReddIt National Night Out increases community safety Facebook Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady Tori Knox Tori Knox Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County + posts printFort Worth council members’ terms could be increased by residents in the charter election May 7.Currently, Fort Worth council members serve a two-year term after being elected into office. If Proposition 1 passes, the council members’ terms would increase to three years.The City Charter Review Task Force, whose recommendations also include increasing the number of council members and raising the salary of council members, recommended the proposed term increase.The task force compared Fort Worth with cities similar in population and style of government, said Mary Kayser, city secretary of Fort Worth.In the state of Texas, local government terms can range from two to four years, and Fort Worth’s city council has always stayed with two-year terms, Kayser said.The three-year terms would create more of an independent election cycle for council members, said Mattie Parker, chief of staff for the mayor and city council of Fort Worth.Under the current two-year terms new council members get seated on the council during the middle of the budget process which means they really only serve through one budget process, Kayser said.The budget process is a large part of what council members do, and with three-year terms council members would be a part of two budget processes, Parker said.The two-year term limits what council members can do, Kayser said.“There’s just not enough time to really complete some things that [council members] might have come forward onto the council wanting to do,” Kayser said.Parker said two years is too short because council members are always campaigning.“You want to encourage people to be focused on the topic and the issue at hand,” Parker said. “I think three years is a good compromise in many ways.”If Proposition 1 passes, the candidates who run in the May 2017 election will be running for a three-year term.The charter election will be held on May 7. Gang evolution does not match common perceptions Tori Knox Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Tori Knox Twitter Previous articleStudents paint bacteria in cross campus learningNext articleFort Worth ISD honors teachers of the year Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Tori Knox Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store last_img read more

Letterkenny second to overall winner at Tidy Towns Awards

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleHarkin to bring hill farmers to Europe if row over new commonage rules is not resolvedNext article“Hands of History” talks to examine impact of WW1 on Donegal admin Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Letterkenny has narrowly missed out on collecting the best Large Urban Award in this year’s Tidy Town’s competition.It was runner up to Kilkenny City which went on to be declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Town.Glenties received a Gold medal in its category and was also Highly Commended.There were silver medals for Raphoe and Buncrana and bronze for Carrigart and Malin – Malin was also commended.Ann McGowan of the Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee says they are pleased the town retained the county award:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Facebook Google+ News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Letterkenny second to overall winner at Tidy Towns Awards Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By admin – September 8, 2014 last_img read more