Fort Worth City Council
I endorse Sal Espino for the Fort Worth City Council.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sal on neighborhood crime prevention and repairing a road. I found him to be easy to reach, concerned about my issues and very thorough in his follow-through.
He visited with me in person, came to our neighborhood to asses the situation and set up meetings with city departments so that we could take corrective action.
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Fort Worth needs more leaders like Sal. Make you vote count. Vote for Sal Espino for City Council.
— Adam Siegel, Fort Worth
Sal Espino was quick to respond to our community’s concerns about traffic, multiple automobile accidents and the safety of children walking to and from school along Old Decatur Road.
He brought the right people into the conversation and subsequent meetings. As a result, sorely needed speed limit signs and a stop sign are now up.
Without the speed limit signs, it was difficult for the Fort Worth police to issue tickets along Old Decatur Road.
Meetings are ongoing, and Sal has held accountable those who are in a position to make the required changes. That sort of commitment and involvement is rare.
— Star Taylor, Fort Worth
Two years ago I wrote a letter to the Star-Telegram complaining about the lack of effective representation by our City Council in far north Fort Worth.
I felt then that Danny Scarth was not someone who would equitably take care of his entire district. Unfortunately, I was right.
Nothing has been accomplished for my District 4 neighborhood. All that we have is more traffic, congestion, unfettered development and isolation from the rest of our city.
Please, residents of far north Fort Worth, vote for someone who is committed to representing everyone in District 4. I’m voting for Cary Moon.
— Curtis Cohen, Fort Worth
Hurst City Council
As a 50-year resident of Hurst I find it truly a quality-of-life city.
I have attended Hurst 101, a training program for residents to learn about every administrative department, including finance. My husband and I attend all City Council meetings to stay abreast of what’s happening and how the council performs.
The relocation of residents 15 years ago to expand the mall resulted in improved living conditions for many, and the revenue from the mall has provided great services for residents, paid for by bonds supported by property tax, voted on and approved by residents.
The Hurst City Council was voted the best in Texas and Henry Wilson is a key member! If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Re-elect competent and responsible Henry Wilson for Place 6 in Hurst on May 9.
— Pat King, Hurst
If you want more intrusive government, more red-light cameras and the same-old-same-old, vote for the incumbent in Place 6 on the Hurst City Council.
If you want conservative values, no red-light cameras, a fresh perspective and a representative who will actually represent you, the citizen, elect Joel Downs to Place 6.
One letter writer touted “education” and global economics. Really? At the city government level? A liberal’s idea of education means little in real life. I have seen city officials steal property from residents to benefit a few.
Joel knows about local economics — reality economics instead of theoretical economics.
I’ve seen my city government waste millions on so-called beautification projects that require local tax dollars to maintain them for years afterward.
I will vote for Joel Downs and encourage you to do the same.
— Corbin Douthitt, Hurst
Hurst is a wonderful city.
We have very nice amenities that our City Council has provided for residents — a great library, recreation center, senior citizen center, conference center, numerous parks, including two water parks, and much more.
All of these amenities have been a result of great planning by the City Council. Henry Wilson has been a part of the City Council through most of its growth years.
He is honest, educated, driven in his work ethic and, above all, he is a standard-bearer for the city.
Henry’s drive and that of other members of the council have made Hurst a great place to live and raise a family.
Why change from the best City Council in Texas to the unknown.
— Ralph Hurd, Hurst
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