09/22/04 We're not like Ft. Worth.
Everybody always asks, "Why can't Dallas be nice,
attractive and well-run citizen-friendly like Fort Worth?"
For example, Fort Worth doesn't nickel-and-dime downtown patrons with excessive
Be aware that in Fort Worth, citizens fund their city by paying
per $100.00 of valuation in
property taxes and in Dallas we fund our city by paying just under
HUGE difference in funding!
Can you imagine what this city could be like if Dallas citizens contributed that
In the current budget, the council is having a conniption fit over a proposal to
hike our rate by 2?
($0.02) so we can hire 50 more police officers.
Fort Worth folks just have a different attitude toward running and paying for a
Editor's comments: Ft. Worth city councils are more careful how they spend
taxpayer dollars, and when they are not (like trying to fund a city-owned
convention hotel) Ft. Worth voters tell them "NO"!