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No increase in water, wastewater rates for 2019

The recommendation to the Fort Worth City Council is to keep the current rates in place. The city is able to avoid a retail rate increase because of projected increased revenues from other sources.

Posted Aug. 15, 2018

Smoking ban in city parks begins Aug. 15

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to expand the city’s smoking ban to include city parks. The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15. The action comes on the heels of an earlier ban on smoking in bars and bingo parlors.

Posted Aug. 15, 2018

Fort Worth receives 'A+' from local small-business owners

Small-business owners gave Fort Worth an A+ this year, ranking first in a survey of business friendliness among 57 cities. The study asked entrepreneurs about licensing requirements, tax regulations and labor and hiring regulations.

Posted Aug. 15, 2018

2019 budget proposed, opportunities for public feedback unveiled

The city manager recommended a $1.91 billion budget on Aug. 14 that continues to focus on sustainable solutions while also decreasing the property tax rate.

Posted Aug. 15, 2018

Task force proposes admission fee to help improve visitor experience at Botanic Garden

Residents will have several opportunities to comment on the fees during public meetings. The City Council must vote to approve the fees. Numerous options are being discussed to ensure that the garden remains accessible to all.

Posted Aug. 15, 2018

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    Office: 817-392-6248

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