Why Vote for Brian

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Keeping Taxes Low

Fort Worth has a history of being a livable city and cutting its property taxes year after year. It needs to stay that way. Brian would rather lean on a thriving business environment to bring in tax revenue than raise property taxes on city residents. Brian has fought on city council to keep property taxes low and, as Mayor, will continue to fight to lower property taxes even further.

Attracting High Paying, Quality Jobs

The strength and hope of our economy and business sector are the talented entrepreneurs who are developing new products and services right here in Fort Worth. As a successful entrepreneur, Brian understands the unique challenges of starting a business. That’s why he always supports entrepreneurs who bring dynamic and worthwhile projects to the city. Because of our low regulation, ample space, bike trails, beautiful neighborhoods and Fort Worth friendliness, our city has attracted a bevy of corporate relocations. As Mayor, Brian will seek out the kinds of companies we want to move to Fort Worth – companies that pay high wages and provide healthy benefits – and he will meet with those company leaders to show them why Fort Worth is the ideal place to grow their business. He believes in bringing together the power and efforts of the Fort Worth Chambers of Commerce, Visit Fort Worth, the city’s Economic Development team, and when possible, the Texas Enterprise Fund. As mayor, Brian will work to make Fort Worth the most attractive city in Texas for new, quality, high paying jobs.

An Educated, Job-Ready Workforce

Quality, high paying jobs require an educated workforce, and an educated workforce is the foundation of any strong city. An educated workforce will build our future and determine the well-being of our citizens. Brian intends to carry forward our city’s efforts toward improving third-grade literacy. By partnering and supporting non-profit efforts, we will see more of our kids complete college degrees. The city should continue to push for affordable childcare, public transit access to our community college campuses, and internet access for our school-aged kids. Brian’s plan is simple: bring our educators, institutions and employers together to ensure our local businesses can fill their jobs with not just four-year degree holders but also two-year degree holders and technical skilled workers.

A Safe City

We all want to walk in our neighborhoods without fear. Business owners want to operate in stable, safe settings. Police officers bear the burden of these responsibilities, and Brian Byrd supports the police force. He supported the CCPD continuation election, and he has voted every year to ensure that our officers are well-equipped and trained. Better de-escalation training keeps everyone safer and Brian pushed for that training for our officers. Brian supported smart-policing adjustments made by our Police Chief. These programs mean that more mental health professionals can respond when an emergency involves someone in a mental health crisis. It also led to the creation of a non-sworn citizens division that responds to calls that don’t require a police officer.

A Welcoming City

When our young people move away for college and don’t return, we miss their vision, energy, and talent. Fort Worth is one of the more diverse big cities in America. We want to see all our graduates complete further training or education and enjoy adventurous, successful careers in Fort Worth. Brian led the development of TCL Lead, a city-wide mentoring program for Black and Latino entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Efficient Government

We need justice for the vulnerable among us and opportunity for those who desire success. But the old ways of spending tax dollars need to be replaced with an entrepreneurial spirit. On a per capita basis, Fort Worth is one of the most efficient city governments in the State of Texas. But we can do better. As a councilman, Brian continually pressed for efficiency – see his video here. Starting a drop-in center for human trafficking victims, and developing a mentoring program for minorities are just two examples of how Brian has led with out-of-the-box thinking and a hands-on approach. We can do more.

Education
An educated workforce is vital to our future and the well-being of our citizens. Brian intends to carry forward our city’s efforts toward improving third-grade literacy. By partnering and supporting non-profit efforts, we will see more of our kids complete college degrees. The city should continue to push for affordable childcare, transit access to our community college, and internet for our school-aged kids.

A Welcoming City
Fort Worth is one of the more diverse big cities in America. When our young people move away for college and don’t return, we miss their vision, energy, and talent. We want to see all our graduates complete further training or education and enjoy adventurous, successful careers in Fort Worth. Brian led the development of TCL Lead, a city-wide mentoring program for Black and Latino entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Economic Development
The real strength and hope of our business sector are the talented entrepreneurs who are developing new products and services right here in Fort Worth. As a successful entrepreneur, Brian understands the challenges unique to starting a business. That’s why he always supports entrepreneurs that bring dynamic and worthwhile projects to the city. Because of our low regulation, ample space, bike trails, beautiful neighborhoods and Fort Worth friendliness, our city has attracted a bevy of corporate relocations. As Mayor, Brian will meet with the leadership of companies that we want to move to Fort Worth, that pay high wages and provide healthy benefits. He believes in bringing together the power and efforts of the Fort Worth Chambers of Commerce, Visit Fort Worth the city’s Economic Development team, and when possible, the Texas Enterprise Fund.