Hurst City Council

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$15 per regular Council meeting attended and $10.00 per special meeting attended; annual amount not to exceed the annual compensation of the lowest paid permanent full-time city employee.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

PLACE 1

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PLACE 2

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PLACE 6

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Hurst Proposition

PROPOSITION A

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What is a bond?

A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.

What will the bond package pay for?

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the bond will be used to fund a new animal shelter to replace the current facility. The new, 14,000 square foot shelter would include dedicated space for adoptions, kennels, and employee training; the plan also includes a dog park. (https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article226926814.html)

Resources

City of Hurst, Resolution 1723 (calling for the bond election), https://www.hursttx.gov/home/showdocument?id=8472

Recent News Articles

“Hurst is asking voters for a new animal shelter to ease overcrowding,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 28, 2019), https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article226926814.html  

“Funding for a new animal shelter in Hurst will be on the ballot” , Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 28, 2019), https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/article226922894.html