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?

Elizabeth M. BeckWebsite: https://elizabethforfortworth.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethfortx?lang=en
Email: info@elizabethbeckfortexas.com
Sabrina RenteriaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/sabrinarenteriaforftw/
Email: sabrinarenteriaforftw@gmail.com
Fernando PeraltaWebsite: https://www.fernandoperalta.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vote.peralta/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/voteperalta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vote.peralta/
Email: fernandoperalta1028@gmail.com
Darien GeorgeWebsite: https://www.georgeforfortworth.com/?fbclid=IwAR3gFV8X1mAVU7nnxAkwkoZT1SC_DKo9WTtFDKukEr-xTNMBiCsQ1u6IabQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/george4fortworth/about/?ref=page_internal
Email: darien@georgeforfortworth.com
Jordan MimsWebsite: https://mimsforcitycouncil.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mimsforcitycouncil/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanMimsForCityCouncil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MimsForCouncil
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mimsforcitycouncil/
Email: jordan@mimsforcitycouncil.com
Doyle C. Fine IIWebsite: https://www.finefor9.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doylecarlf
Email: finedoyle7@gmail.com
Ricardo Avitia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ricardo-Avitia-for-City-Council-102031428633688
Email: ricardoavitiaforcitycouncil@gmail.com
Jared T. SloaneWebsite: https://jaredsloane.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaredSloaneforFortWorth/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sloane4FtWorth
Email: info@jaredsloane.com
Erik RichersonEmail: erikricherson@yahoo.com

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
I’m a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and graduate of Everman High School. I remain active in local community advocacy work in and around the Southside and Downtown areas. I teach yoga and group fitness, work in the service industry, and I am well-informed on issues faced by hourly workers and by those who rely on tipped wages to make ends meet. There are many service industry workers in district nine who continue to serve the public during the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing economic crises made worse by both the pandemic and irresponsible governing.
Our voices must be heard in City Hall.
My policy initiatives center on economic justice, affordable housing, public transportation, and equitable access to public services such as mental healthcare and reproductive healthcare. If elected, I will propose a number of ordinances and city-wide projects focused on (1) raising the city’s minimum wage, (2) developing a fully-funded public and permanent housing initiative to eliminate houselessness, and (3) investing in a robust 21st century public transportation system.
If elected to the Fort Worth City Council, I will be a fierce advocate and leader on issues impacting the day-to-day lives of all people, particularly Black, brown, poor, working-class, and disabled people. The work has always been right in front of us, and it is past time to get it done.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
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?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
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In order to increase the effectiveness of the City's response to COVID-19, we must recognize that it has thus far not responded appropriately to this ongoing economic, political, and public health crisis.
Were I a current member of the City Council, I would have immediately worked to implement collaborative procedures that include the following priorities:
1. Racial equity in vaccine distribution and the prioritization of Black and brown communities in accessing the vaccine if they choose to do so.
2. Transparent city policies and procedures around the distribution of resources (e.g., food, water, vaccines, information) related to the pandemic and the converging economic and political crises that we face.
3. Efforts to prioritize people with disabilities, autistic people, people with Down Syndrome, and care workers for vaccination distribution and resource allocation.
4. City ordinances to require all companies to provide paid sick leave and parental leave during and beyond the COVID-19 crises.
5. Require companies to rehire long-term employees who have been furloughed and laid-off during the pandemic.
6. Stricter penalties for public contractors that violate federal, state, and local COVID-19 safety rules as well as the increase of strict penalties at the local level to ensure adherence to equitable working conditions.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
3. FORT WORTH WILL BE RECEIVING OVER $184 MILLION IN RELIEF FUNDS FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN. HOW SHOULD THAT MONEY BE SPENT?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
The City should spend all of this money to house and feed people across our city, including our people in District 9. There is no reason why mutual aid groups should shoulder these efforts. The main purpose for government should be to take care of our people.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
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?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
The City should spend money received from the CARES Act to improve its infrastructure and to provide direct forms of aid to our people in the forms of rent assistance, food assistance, and free public transportation.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
5. HOW SHOULD FORT WORTH ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? WHAT ROLE SHOULD CITY GOVERNMENT PLAY IN RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EVICTIONS?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
City budgets are moral documents. If elected to the city council, I will prioritize the needs of working people, Black and brown communities, people with disabilities, and people. The City should not only defer rental payments. They should work to cancel rent payments; because, once the deferrals end renters will still be on the hook for paying their rents. This can and should be done.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
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?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
City Council can and must legislate in defense of Black and Brown lives.
It's time to raise the wage, invest in public and permanent affordable housing, and return oversight of and funding decisions for the CCPD to Black and Brown communities.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
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.
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
Only when the ordinances work to actively harm marginalized people should the state override local control of issues. The state should not, for example, be able to override local ordinances that raise the minimum wage above the state's $7.25 minimum wage that is nowhere near enough for folks to survive on.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
8. HOW SHOULD THE CITY PROCEED WITH THE PANTHER ISLAND PROJECT GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OVER FEDERAL FUNDING?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Connie Cottrell
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Elizabeth M. Beck
Sabrina Renteria
Fernando Peralta
Darien George
Jordan Mims
Economic Justice
Jordan will propose a city ordinance that raises the city’s minimum wage to $15 for all workers employed by companies who employ more than 100 workers. Jordan also recognizes that small businesses should be central to these conversations. He will work with small business owners to identify and anticipate challenges to paying their workers at least $15/hour and will not propose a city-wide ordinance that includes small businesses until their input is heard and prioritized.
Affordable Housing
No one should be houseless and without consistent shelter and access to basic needs. Fort Worth must have a solid and sustainable public and permanent housing initiative that ensures affordable housing across our city.
21st Century Public Transportation
Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the United States, and its public transportation system should match the size and pace of the city. The people of Fort Worth need a robust public transportation network for the twenty-first century. In the short term, this means more city buses and more city bus stops. In the long term, this means investing in a light rail system that would enable more affordable and environmentally friendly transportation options.
Doyle C. Fine II
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson