Candidate News and Tree & Stump Information for Farmers Branch
One of the most important things we do as citizens is our civic duty to vote.
This May, you will not only be choosing my City Council replacement but also voting for a representative for District 1.
As I have stated before, I take the responsibility of recommending and endorsing the future leaders of our city very seriously. I have a very high moral and ethical standard to which I expect the people that recommend to you to be held to.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that in addition to Richard Jackson for District 4, I am also endorsing and urging everyone in District 1 to vote for Omar Roman.
Be sure to read down on the page about the new dead tree and stump regulation and other information.
INFORMATION ABOUT DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATE OMAR ROMAN
I am excited to endorse Omar Roman as he runs to become our next City Council representative for District 1 and I am asking you to vote for him.
Omar truly has a servants heart, which he exemplifies every day in his career as a financial planner and by his service to Farmers Branch. Omar was recognized by Mayor Dye for his city service with the 2021 Mayor’s Award of Excellence in Leadership. Omar was an outstanding volunteer for the Historical Park and single handedly raised over $5000 in sponsorships for the Day of the Dead Celebration and has helped-out at countless city events.
Omar was raised in Dallas, where he learned from his parents the value of hard work and perseverance. After attending public school in Garland, Omar went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, with honors, before returning to Farmers Branch.
Omar has been a dedicated citizen of Farmers Branch, previously serving as a member of the Farmers Branch Historical Preservation and Restoration Board. Omar completed the Citizens Police Academy and serves as a member of the Farmers Branch Citizens on Patrol.
“I’m running for Farmers Branch City Council to ensure that my neighbors have a fierce voice on the City Council. I am devoted to listening to my neighbors’ concerns and standing up for them,” said Roman. “My priorities on the Council will be to prudently administer city taxes, responsibly manage our growth and ensure that all citizens of Farmers Branch receive the high-quality city services that their tax dollars pay for.”
Omar is running to represent ALL Farmers Branch residents.
I assure you that Omar, just like Richard Jackson, knows how important it is to be accessible to residents, listen to their thoughts and concerns and respond in a timely manner.
Pleas join me in supporting Omar Roman as the next District 1 City Council representative.
RICHARD JACKSON MEET & GREET ANNOUNCED
You are invited to meet Richard on Tuesday, March 8th, 10am, at Toasty, corner of Alpha and Midway. Richard will have information on various items of community interest and more importantly, Richard wants to hear directly from you what is most important to you.
If you cannot make this event, not to worry, there will be more and Richard will also be knocking on your door soon.
Please RSVP – Space is limited, so please reply to Richard.email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Tuesday, March 8 @ 10am
Toasty Breakfast & Lunch
13605 Midway Road (NW corner of Midway & Alpha)
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(469) 855-5276 c
NEWS ABOUT DEAD TREES AND STUMPS
Please be aware, the Code Enforcement Department has decided to move forward with dead tree and tree stump enforcement under the new regulations in Chapter 56, specifically 56-51(d) and (e), as presented by the Mayor’s Code Enforcement Task Force.
After Chapter 56 was passed last year, Code did a sweep of the city and logged every dead tree and tree stump they could find. This process will start with a courtesy letter to every property owner on that list educating them on the law and informing them that Code Enforcement plans to formally inspect their properties in 30 days.
This type of sweep generally flows like this (example):
March 15 Courtesy letters will be mailed notifying residents of pending inspection in 30 days
April 15 Inspections take place. All properties in non-compliance receive a formal Notice of Violation
Notice of Violation for stumps – 14 days for tree stump removal
Notice of Violation for dead trees – 30 days for tree removal
Reasonable extensions are granted as requested
May Follow-up inspections occur
Citations may be issued as necessary
City contractor abates remaining violations as necessary
June 1 (appox) Every dead tree and tree stump on the list is gone and cases are closed
Questions should be directed to Leo Bonanno, Code Enforcement Manager. Leo.Bonanno@farmersbranchtx.gov
CITY MANAGER CHARLES COX ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
After more than 35 years working for local government, I have decided to retire effective May 31, 2022.
It has been my privilege to work with supportive Mayors, City Councils, and staff during my years at Farmers Branch. I believe that I will be leaving the City in a better place than when I arrived in 1993 – a testament to our collaborative efforts to make Farmers Branch a great place to live, work and play.
The City is in incredible shape and fiscally strong. Ongoing pay-as-you-go strategies supplemented with grants and minimal debt have resulted in substantial new, renovated and well-maintained infrastructure. Services to residents are considered award winning and world-class. Employee productivity, satisfaction and engagement are at historically high levels. Your management team is experienced, customer-service focused and well positioned to carry on Council’s strategic plan, values and objectives.
During the next few months, I look forward to assisting Council with the transition to a new City Manager as well as providing support even after retirement should staff or Council desire.
My years at Farmers Branch have been some of the most challenging and rewarding years of my life. I thank the elected officials, employees and residents for providing me such an incredible opportunity to serve the City OF Farmers Branch.
Charles S. Cox