Arlington City Council

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. This position is elected by district. (Districts 1-5; Districts 6-8 are elected city-wide). Term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$2,400; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings every other week; special meetings called as needed.

District 1 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Helen Moise
Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley
www.DrOdom-wesley.com
FB: Dr-Barbara-Odom-Wesley-for-Arlington-City-Council-District-1-179356552679721/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElectOdomWesley
My top priority is to listen to citizens to determine what their priorities are. I will be responsive to all citizens, listening to every voice. Then I would take these to city hall for research and investigation and collaborative consideration.
While visiting citizens, several issues have been identified: maintaining the integrity of neighborhoods in the midst of extensive economic development, including management of short-term rentals and conscientious code enforcement; providing public transportation and improving the infrastructure; access to affordable housing, especially for Veterans and appreciation for small businesses.
With an inclusive process, we can continue making Arlington a dream city.
I am purposed to serve through a legacy and a lifetime of service. My Dad, Elzie Odom, served Arlington on the City Council and as Mayor.
I am prepared to serve through my formal education and life experiences. I was elected as president of my local, state and national associations. Volunteer service includes: United Way for 16 years; city council-appointments; Board of Trustees for Arlington Memorial.
I am positioned to serve. After a 42-year career as a University Professor in Health Information Management, I am retired. My volunteer service has taught me the value of diverse input, unity, and inclusiveness.

District 2 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Sheri Capehart (incumbent)

District 6 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Robert P. Shepard (incumbent)
Chris “Dobi” Dobson

District 7 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Victoria Farrar-Myers (incumbent)https://www.victoriaforarlington.com
FB: VictoriaForArlington
Email: victoriamyerstx@gmail.com
Arlington has grown into a big city with its own identity but also now faces new challenges. Arlington must smartly grow its tax base so that the City can meet these challenges while continuing to provide first-class services to its residents, but without putting undue tax burdens on our residents. We must create an environment in Arlington that promotes small businesses and gives people reasons to live in Arlington. As one example, I am part of a working group seeking ways to ease regulatory burdens on small businesses and to speed up the process of getting permits.As a voter, what I look for in candidates is what their vision is for the office being sought, and second how accessible will they be to the public. Along these lines, I offer a vision that focuses on the needs of the City first (see my platform on www.victoriaforarlington.com) while being a responsible manager of taxpayer dollars. I also take great pride in being active in the community throughout the city and timely responding to emails and other communications from residents. I am humbled and grateful to be running unopposed, but I still ask each voter for their vote.

Proposition A

Ballot PropositionThe reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Arlington at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the eighth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.
If I vote FORThe City of Arlington will continue to levy a sales tax of 0.25% to fund street repair and maintenance, which will expire in eight years.
If I vote AGAINSTThe City of Arlington will not levy a sales tax of 0.25% to fund street repair and maintenance.
Tax Consequences
If the proposition passes, the current sales tax rate will not change.

If the proposition fails, the current sales tax rate will go down by 0.25%.
What is a sales and use tax?This is the formal name for a sales tax. Individuals pay sales taxes on most goods and services in Texas.
What is the current sales tax rate?The base rate for the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. However, local government agencies (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) can hold elections to increase the sales tax in their area. By law, the maximum sales tax rate (including state and local sales taxes) is 8.25%.

To find out what the sales tax rate is where you live, use the Sales Tax and Use Locator.