'Tis the season for the May election cycle and on the ballot one will find the election of city council members and school board members. Specifically in the City of Fort Worth, the ballot includes the 2014 Bond Program, Crime Control and Prevention District renewal and District 9 Special Election. Early voting is open until May 6, with the election slated for May 10th. Bring your voter registration card or photo identification to vote.
Mayor Betsy Price states in her letter to the citizens of Fort Worth, “The bond package was the most publically vetted bond proposal in the city’s history.”
The 2014 Bond Program includes transportation and street improvements such as road repair, bridge reconstruction, sidewalks, traffic signals, bicycle paths and street lights. Parks, recreation and community center improvements include additional athletic fields, expansion of community centers, new park amenities and erosion control. New libraries and fire stations are also included in the 2014 Bond Program. For specific information, visit 2014 Bond Program. (Texas Wesleyan University is in District 8.)
Renewal of the ½-cent sales tax that funds Crime Control and Prevention District is also on the ballot. CCPD has to be approved by voters every five years.
The District 9 Special Election will fill Council Member Joel Burns seat on the City Council for the remainder of the term. Six candidates are vying for this council seat.