Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. This position is elected by district; term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$25,000; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings three times per month; special meetings called as needed.
City contact information
Contact City Secretary
csoadmin@fortworthtexas.gov
817-392-6150

Who’s Running?

Jungus Jordan (incumbent)
Website: http://www.jungusjordan.com/contact
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FortWorthDistrict6/
Email: jungusjordan@att.net
Tiesa LeggettWebsite: https://www.leggett4d6.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tiesa4D6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tiesa4D6
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiesa4d6/
Email: nfo@leggett4D6.com
Jared WilliamsWebsite: https://www.drjaredwilliams.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjaredwilliams/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjared4fw?lang=en
Email: info@drjaredwilliams.com

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
I have always been encouraged to be civically involved in our neighborhoods and I have decided this is the time to influence local government through my years of experience in advocacy. I want to empower my neighbors and my district to think bigger for our community. It is going to take a compassionate leader who has the ability to touch all hearts to help mend broken fences and reset expectations to inspire and create a connected district.
Jared Williams
2. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED FORT WORTH’S BUDGET AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE LIVES OF RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU GRADE FORT WORTH’S RESPONSE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
U - unsatisfactory
Like all cities, Fort Worth has been adversely impacted due to the lack of funds coming in from tourism. I will prioritize sensible economic development that will include multimodal public transportation. I would have also paused evictions, made sure residents had access to water and electricity, and I would have communicated as much as I could to my District on how they could have received help.
Jared Williams
3. FORT WORTH WILL BE RECEIVING OVER $184 MILLION IN RELIEF FUNDS FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN. HOW SHOULD THAT MONEY BE SPENT?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
In June 2020, Fort Worth received the first round of $158 million in funding from the CARES ACT and partnered with the United Way of Tarrant County to distribute $10 million of those funds to FW businesses through the Preserve The Fort grant program. I mobilized community leaders with the help of BRIDGE Fort Worth, City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to drop off applications to small businesses - including businesses of color - who may not have had time to fill out the application. I managed the logistical process of printing, distributing, and completing applications. It was an awful process and really burdened small businesses, in particular the ones who still had a flow, albeit slower, of faithful customers utilizing their services. We have to save our small local businesses, they help to create our community culture.
In addition, if elected councilwoman of District 6, I would immediately collaborate with local public health partners, to map the mobile location of vaccine sites to ensure our most vulnerable population has access to healthcare.
I have made substantial efforts to help my community just in the past few weeks. I facilitated conversation with the medical community to provide access to vaccines to older adult residential facilities, our most vulnerable populations, who currently lack the digital access and transportation to receive the protection they desperately need. The City was working on it but social workers did not have a clear understanding of how to access the support. As councilwoman, I will stress the need and implementation of clear, concise, communication to our partners.
Jared Williams
4. THE RECENT “BIG FREEZE” CAUSED MANY RESIDENTS TO GO WITHOUT POWER OR WATER FOR HOURS OR EVEN DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE (WARMING CENTERS, TRANSPORTATION, AND EMERGENCY WATER DISTRIBUTION)? HOW WOULD YOU WORK TO IMPROVE ELECTRIC/GAS/WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
Our City of Fort Worth must be prepared for any type of emergency response to an act of God situation, such as what we experienced in February. The response should be included within a community-wide update on how the emergency systems work at our state and local levels. Clearly understanding which agencies hold authority over which emergency response systems, will help in the quick delivery of information and support services to residents and reduce confusion of overlapping institutions. It is the cities responsibility to inform the public of all potential issues during an emergency.
I held a Community Conversation with my constituents to discuss the aftermath and how to get the help needed from FEMA and insurance companies. I also included representatives from State Farm to help us navigate the conversation.
Jared Williams
5. HOW SHOULD FORT WORTH ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? WHAT ROLE SHOULD CITY GOVERNMENT PLAY IN RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EVICTIONS?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
City government should not evict and should have a pause on evictions.
A recent study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that nearly 20.8 million renter households in the U.S. or 47.5% of renters are cost-burdened. There are creative ways we can combat homelessness:
1) Establish a housing finance agency,
2) Establish city funding such as low-income housing tax credits and bonds to fund such projects, and
3) Seek public-private partnerships. For example, Apple pledged $2.5 billion to help address the housing crisis in California, I would encourage other companies to do the same as an elected advocate for the City.
Jared Williams
6. NEW POLICE CHIEF NEIL NOAKES HAS SAID, “WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NOW TO DO SOME AMAZING THINGS TO LOOK FOR THAT POSITIVE REFORM, TO LOOK FOR COMMUNITY AND CONNECTIONS.” WHAT REFORMS TO FWPD POLICIES DO YOU SUPPORT, AND WHAT SHOULD BE THE TOP PRIORITY?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
I agree with the Chief, we absolutely have opportunities for compassionate policing. I have initiated a conversation with the TCU Department of Strategic Communications and Fort Worth Police Department to create community dialogue that includes two-way listening and action. As it relates to policy, I do believe meet and confer should be abolished and is a state-level issue. I will be speaking with Representative David Cook and Representative Craig Goldman once elected, to discuss. As a community advocate, I will bridge and foster conversation that steers away from the false narrative of not supporting police, rather supporting reform. Compassionate police officers need to understand implicit bias, participate in self-awareness check-ins that include how to identify and not judge emotions, prioritizing de-escalation tactics, and shifting the culture toward peace. Compassionate policing requires funding and most importantly, communication with residents is key. I want residents to know where their investments from taxes are going and that data is required to evaluate the outcomes.
Jared Williams
7. DO YOU THINK IT IS EVER APPROPRIATE FOR STATE LAWS TO OVERRIDE LOCAL CONTROL OF ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE CITY? IF SO, PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE.
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
The state needs to be mindful of when it interferes with local control. When it comes to unfair practices it may be necessary for the state at times to intervene. Specifically, in the case of taxpayer-funded lobbying and charter schools, the state could be in danger of overstepping; however, because of Texas state law that protects “meet and confer,” (elected officials accepting donations from police and fire associations.) the risk of corruption on the local level is magnified.
Jared Williams
8. HOW SHOULD THE CITY PROCEED WITH THE PANTHER ISLAND PROJECT GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OVER FEDERAL FUNDING?
Jungus Jordan
Connie Cottrell
Tiesa Leggett
We have had critical conversations surrounding this development, now it is time for us to move forward. We need diversified leadership. The city council should have the opportunity to appoint members from each district that should sit on a board to expand or advocate projects involving Panther Island.
Jared Williams
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Jungus Jordan
Tiesa Leggett
I look forward to the opportunity to serve District 6 as their council representative. I am proud of my ability to create policy and partnerships with organizations to accomplish goals. What I think is most important is that I love all of Fort Worth, what benefits district 6 will benefit all. We must reevaluate investments made that were catastrophic to the bottom line for the City of Fort Worth, such as the $100 million Fire and Police training facility on Felix, that was advocated by the incumbent and is now at a daily monetary loss to the City. We must develop that area and we must invest in multimodal transportation. The future is here, the time is now.
Jared Williams