Updated May 8 at 1:20 p.m. This post has been updated to reflect the latest information.
Voters in Tarrant, Denton and Parker counties denied a pay raise for the Fort Worth mayor and City Council based on unofficial results from the May 7 election.
The May 7 ballot included 13 proposed charter amendments. The majority of them would delete outdated language and change wording in the charter, according to the city.
Proposition F on the ballot proposed an increase in pay for the mayor and council. The annual salaries were last updated in 2006, with the mayor receiving $29,000 and the council receiving $25,000.
A total of 15,035 votes, or 52.27%, were cast against Proposition F, according to unofficial results. A total of 13,727 votes were cast for it.
If approved, the mayor’s pay would have been increased to about $99,653 annually, a news release from Mayor Mattie Parker stated. Council members would have been paid about $76,727 annually.
Ten out of the 13 charter amendments were approved by Fort Worth voters. In a May 7 Twitter thread, Parker expressed her gratitude.
“I also appreciate that voters provided us valuable feedback on City Charter changes, which included passing many important technical amendments to address the ever-evolving needs of a big city,” she stated.
Voters strike down Fort Worth charter amendment to increase pay for mayor, council members
Proposition F on the ballot proposed an increase in pay for the mayor and council members. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)