Business Press schedules forum for water board candidates

The Fort Worth Business Press is sponsoring a public forum Wednesday featuring candidates in the crucial May 9 election for two seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District’s board of directors.

The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Tandy Lecture Hall at the Central Library, 500 W. Third St., in downtown Fort Worth.

Five candidates are seeking four-year terms on the water board: Incumbent board members Jim Lane and Marty Leonard; and challengers Craig Bickley, Michele Von Luckner and Keith Annis. Bickley and Von Luckner are running as a slate backed by businessman Monty Bennett, who is suing the water district to prevent it from running part of a planned pipeline through his property. Annis is unaligned. The top two vote-getters will be elected.

Early voting began April 27 and runs though May 5.

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Fort Worth’s Central Library is located at the intersection of Third and Lamar, two blocks west and two blocks south of the Tarrant County Courthouse). The library is accessible via bus routes 1, 4, 10 and 46.

Two and half hours of free parking is available at two nearby garages: 3rd Street Garage at 3rd & Taylor and City Place North Garage, at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets. Tickets from both garages can be validated at the library’s circulation desk.

Additional parking is available at city meters, which are free after 6 p.m., and at pay garages and lots in the area.