A proposal to devote city property tax revenue to expanded bus service in Fort Worth appears dead after two council members who opposed the measure failed to show up for a public hearing Friday afternoon. The council had scheduled a special session for a public hearing on an alternative property tax rate, that if approved could have given the T about $2.8 million from property tax revenues in 2018.
It’s clear the city council is headed toward spending some property tax revenues on public transportation. That means homeowners will contribute to the city’s bus system by paying more property taxes than the city had originally planned, about $10 to $20 more for the owner of a $200,000 home. Funding the city’s transportation system with property tax revenue has never been done before. Not all of the council members will agree to it.
After tabling the matter in August, the City Council is scheduled to reconsider changes on Tuesday night to how the public can speak during council meetings. A three-minute time limit will continue, but a 10-minute rule allowed for a person representing a group of 10 or more people would be reduced to six minutes under the proposed changes. Moreover, if the council has a busy agenda or numerous speakers have signed up to speak, the mayor will have the option of limiting speakers to two minutes.
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