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
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Darien George Note: this candidate has withdrawn from the race, although his name may still appear on the ballot.Website: 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: Doyle fine for Ft worth city council district 9
Twitter: doylefine
Email: finedoyle7@gmail.com
Phone: 817-841-5574
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
I know Fort Worth people and culture better than most other candidates as a third generation Fort Worth Texan. I am independent and not owned by any special interest.
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
Piss poor. Mask mandate was virually not enforced. The hosting of major events during height of pandemic was counter productive to public health. The City needs to start following the advice of public health experts and medical professionals in the future. KN95 mask should be freely available for all who need one.
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
The money should go for more affordable housing. Food programs. PPP should be provided where needed The truely small businesses who have struggled deserve help. Vaccine made more readily available to underserved neighborhoods in Fort Worth
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
During the February big freeze due to the utter failure of the State of Texas utility regulation the City of Fort Worth was caught off guard. The City's response was ad hoc and managed on the fly. That is why we need a City Disaster Preparedness Plan
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
Fort Worth needs a housing first program. Not more shelters. It would be much more cost effective than mananaging the homeless population with the high cost for Police Fire department Medstar and JPS Hospital etc. During the duration of the pandemic we need an Eviction Moritorium in Fort Worth to prevent our Homeless problem from becoming a full blown crisis.
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
Fort Worth needs an Independent Citizen Police Oversight Board with subpeona power. We need to enhance de-escalation training of our police officers. We should create expert mental health teams to respond to mental health police calls. We need to hire police officers who actually live in Fort Worth and are from the neighborhoods they patrol.
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
NO !. One issue me, as a progressive, and some of my more conservative Republican friends once agreed on is the importance of local control. They use to decry the heavy hand of the State. Now days they just seem to roll over and except it. Fort Worth and Tarrant County deserve to have control over how we respond to the pandemic and how we conduct our own elections. Gov Abbott needs to butt outof our local business.
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
The Panther island project has so far been a boondoogle. The project also represents some potencial enviromental hazards to Fort Worth. The citizens of Fort Worth deserve a full review of where the project is headed and better knowledge of whom exactly the project will benefit. Orginally it was suppose to be a Flood control project by the TWRD and the Army Corp of Engineers wasn't it ?
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
From my life experience I believe a majority of the residents of my hometown are good and decent folks who have consideration of their neighbors and one another. When all communities of Fort Worth work together we can do great things. My offering of proposals which I call 'A Fair Deal for Fort Worth' will be published in the Fort Worth Weekly Wednesday April 28th 2021 a few days before the May 1st election. Info can also be found on my campaign Facebook page or finefor9.com Mi Campaign...Su Campaign
Ricardo Avitia
Jared T. Sloane
Erik Richerson