Ann Zadeh believes the Mayor’s job is to run the City…
Not run for the next office.
The Mayor’s job is not politics. The Mayor's job is to ensure that the City of Fort Worth is run in the most efficient, effective, and professional manner possible. The job is to protect the residents and taxpayers of Fort Worth and make sure that every single person in Fort Worth has all the opportunities this city has to offer: a safe community; a clean city; housing they can afford; a job that affords them a fair and livable wage; a quality education for their children; and equal access to all that this city has to offer.
That’s why as mayor, Ann Zadeh’s platform includes all of the following:
TRANSPORTATION (New! Click here for full platform.)
Creating, supporting, and improving a multimodal transportation system is a top priority for Ann as Mayor of Fort Worth. This would include multiple actions aligned with the mission of the Tarrant Transit Alliance, including educating, empowering and mobilizing our community to promote transit. A multimodal system that offers options and choices for residents and visitors to the City is what we should provide as a world-class City.
The quality of life of every person in Fort Worth is directly tied to the availability of good paying, quality jobs. Ann will actively work to attract new businesses to Fort Worth, particularly “new economy,” good paying jobs. The kinds of jobs that allow workers to support a family, buy a home, and enjoy the quality of life that Fort Worth has to offer.
Over the last few years, the cost of housing in Fort Worth has gone through the roof. Whereas only a few years ago, quality first homes and desirable, convenient rental properties were largely affordable, today even modest housing can be priced out of reach of even two earner families. Ann Zadeh has fought for affordable housing options during her time on the council. As Mayor, she will be able to fight that much harder to ensure that there are affordable housing options available for all residents.
ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY
Recently, the Fort Worth City Council voted to disband the city’s long standing Ethics Commission. For years prior to disbanding the city’s ethics watchdog, the Council had effectively neutered it by refusing to appoint new commissioners to expired terms. Both of these were affronts to integrity in government. As Mayor I will not only reinstate the Ethics Commission and appoint new, independent citizen commissioners, but I would also support a thorough examination and strengthening of the city’s ethics rules.
This council will oversee redistricting of city council districts including the addition of two new districts. Traditionally, the drawing of district lines is a process greatly influenced by the sitting council members who are more interested in protecting their own interests than drawing fair, sensible lines. I have consistently supported the appointment of an independent Redistricting Committee. The drawing of district lines should not be gerrymandered to protect sitting council members. It’s bad enough that is how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. We should NOT make the same mistakes locally.
CITIZEN POLICE REVIEW BOARD
The report of the recent Race and Culture Task Force recommended the formation of a citizens police review board. There is no reason the actions of the police should be above review by the residents of Fort Worth… the people the police are there to protect and to serve. It is a perfectly reasonable and common practice and is done in virtually every major city in America. There is no reason we cannot do the same.
I hope to discuss these and many other issues in the course of this campaign. Only with your support can we make these and other positive changes to help make Fort Worth the city we all want and deserve.