The year 2017 has seen significant changes and improvements in the City of Denton. Following are some of the highlights:
*Todd Hileman became Denton City Manager. Todd is the major driving force of change in the City of Denton government.
*A petition to freeze property taxes for those over 65 was successful and passed by Denton voters.
* City Budget reduced tax rate so property taxes will be close to the same as the previous year with no cuts in services. In addition six new Denton police officers are being hired.
*A requirement for a City of Denton Ethics ordinance was passed by Denton voters and is currently being drafted by the Denton City Council.
*A requirement for a City of Denton internal auditor was passed by Denton voters. The first City Auditor resigned after only eight months. City Council is reviewing candidates currently for the replacement.
*Aaron Leal was hired to be the new City Attorney.
*A “change of culture” is occurring in the permitting and inspection departments in Development Services.
*A committee to restore vacant City Hall West had its first meeting in December.
Happy New Year!