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FortWorth City Council adopts redistrictingmap
REDISTRICTING TIMELINE Here are some of the key steps that led to the new council boundaries.
The city charter is revised to increase the number of council members from nine to 11. 2016 The Task Force on Race and Culture asks that council reect the diverse communities. 2018 The Redistricting Task Force presents 10 criteria for maps and accepts proposals. 2021 City Council adopts district map “Anna” at its March 29 meeting. 2022 The city council appoints a Redistricting Task Force. 2020
BY BEN KARKELA
FORTWORTH City Council unanimously approved a redistricting map March 29. The vote was the nal step in a process to increase the size of the council from nine to 11 mem- bers, which includes Mayor Mattie Parker. The newmap, nicknamed “Anna” by the council, will rst be implemented in conjunc- tion with the May municipal elections, which will add the two new council seats. The redistricting process dates back to 2016, when Fort Worth voters approved an amendment to the city charter to increase the number of council members. In August 2020, the council appointed a redistricting task force charged with “eval- uating the criteria and procedures by which the City Council has redrawn council district boundaries in the past, and, advising the City Council about redistricting criteria and procedures that the City Council should use in the future,” according to the city’s website.
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D2 D7 D6 D11 Mayor Parker votes on the council in place of District 1 D3 D8 D4 D9 D5 D10
‘ANNA’ Adopted council district map
Trophy Clubapproves purchaseof 30newpolicebody cameras
In total, the new body cameras will cost $42,000, the memo states. So in addition to approving the grant, the council approved paying for the cost with its Crime Control and Prevention District fund. The town will then be reimbursed for the $21,525 grant. The town’s body camera replacement plan was set to start in scal year 2022-23 by replacing 10 cameras and accessories at $12,000 annually for 3 1/2 years, according to the memo. However, the
grant, which the Trophy Club Police Department applied for, makes possible the purchase of all 30 needed cameras and accessories in one year. The new body cameras, in addition to the new accessories, will come from Motorola Solutions, according to a fact sheet. Specically, the police department will receive Watchguard V300 con- tinuous-operation body cameras, which include a detachable battery, wireless uploading and extensive storage.
BY BAILEY LEWIS
TROPHY CLUB The town is buying its police department new body cameras through the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. At its April 12 meeting, the Trophy Club Town Council approved accepting a partial grant of $21,525 from the U.S. Department of Justice for new body cameras for the police department, according to the agenda item’s memo.
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