With all places on the Fort Worth City Council up for election on May 11, voters and potential candidates should be aware that all districts have new boundaries due to redistricting. Residents are encouraged to learn about their new council districts and get out and vote.
The U.S. Department of Justice approved a redistricting plan that Fort Worth submitted last year. The 2010 Census revealed Fort Worth’s population grew by more than 200,000 people to make it the fastest-growing large city in the United States. The population boom was concentrated largely in three districts — District 2 with 121 percent growth, and Districts 6 and 7, both with roughly 50 percent growth.
The new district map can be viewed online at http://www.grizzlydetail.com.
Potential candidates can access the election packet online at http://www.fortworthtexas.gov/elections.
Hard copies are available at the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St. March 1 is the last day to file.
To learn more, call 817-392-6150.