City Council recap for Oct. 18 – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

City Council recap for Oct. 18 – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

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Published on October 19, 2022

The Fort Worth City Council conducted a work session at 1 pm Tuesday, Oct. 18, at City Hall.

Informal reports

  • Fort Worth History Center opening.
  • New library naming.
  • Proposed transportation projects for the 2021 Tarrant County bond program.
  • Countywide initiatives and partnerships funding category.
  • Sidewalk repair and replacement.
  • Asset forfeiture program.
  • Community center summer day camp program.
  • Family homelessness trends.
  • Monthly development activity report.
  • Police recruit training on civil rights and diversity.
  • Vickery Village mixed-use development.
  • Office of Police Oversight Monitor Mutual Accountability Working Recommendation Community Advisory Board.

    Presentation

  • Planned renovation of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The Omni Theater at the museum has been closed since March 2020 due to the state of its equipment, loss of technical talent and the overall deterioration of the facility. A planned renovation is estimated to cost $19.5 million and take 18 months. Planners are seeking funding from the City to assist with the renovation.
  • Proposed economic development program agreement with GKN Aerospace. Michael Hennig of the Economic Development Department explained that Fort Worth is one of the top candidates in a national site selection process for the company’s Global Technology Center. GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems.
  • Implementation of recommendations from the Police Expert Panel. Police Chief Neil Noakes provided an update on several topics: use of force and accountability; crisis intervention; recruitment and diversity; promotions and appointments; search warrants; and community policing.
  • Fire collective bargaining. Earlier this month, the City was notified by Local 440 that the proposed collective bargaining agreement was ratified by more than 50% of the association’s voting members. The Council is expected to vote on approval of the agreement Oct. 25.
  • Assessment of equity in municipal service delivery. Christina Brooks, chief equity officer and head of the Diversity and Inclusion Department, and Joe Minicozzi with Urban 3 LLC discussed a tool that will assist City officials in making fiscally sound and equitable decisions about infrastructure improvements and land-use.

Other Oct. 18 Council meetings

  • City Council executive session.
  • Public comment session.

Watch the meetings on Fort Worth TV. You can also watch the meeting via the Fort Worth TV video library and on the City’s YouTube channel.

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