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Branch Forum's mission is to inform those who seek a better Farmers Branch for all its stakeholders by promoting open, wise, and transparent government.

Do you have a comment on an issue relevant to our mission or the City?  Let us know here.



Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:33 PM

Do we need campaign finance reform?

Tuesday, August 20, Councilmember Bronson Blackson introduced the idea of putting a $500 limit per donee per year on contributions to candidates for Mayor or Council. Branch Forum agrees this should be discussed.

Let us know how you feel by taking the simple three question survey. We'll post the results as a news item at our site, Or contact us. We'd like your thoughts.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:12 AM

Community Leaders endorse Bonnie Potraza

We're pleased to know that four of the six sitting Mayor and City Council mayor have endorsed Bonnie Potraza for the District 4 seat on the Farmers Branch City Council.  They were joined by Julie Johnson, Texas House of Representatives for the district encompassing our District 4.  Click here to see the text of their endorsements.

While we're at it, we reaffirmed our own endorsement of Bonnie.    Click here to see that.

Saturday, May 4 is election day.  Please get out and vote for Bonnie.  If you live in Farmers Branch but in another district, please vote for the library bond.

Friday, April 26, 2019 6:30 PM

Vote "yes" for the library bond

Branch Forum recommends a FOR vote on Proposition A, the issuance of $24 million in bonds for a new library. Libraries are a smart investment, transforming lives and communities and passionately advocating for lifelong learning.


Opposition to funding a new Library centers on two main points: No new taxes and we don't need a new library.  Click on the heading to dissect these objections.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:30 PM

Branch Forum endorses Bonnie Potraza and Cristal Retana

After careful consideration and hosting a forum where each candidate was able to present their ideas and answer questions on issues currently affecting our city, Branch Forum endorsed Bonnie Potraza for district 4 and Cristal Retana for district 1, Farmers Branch City Council.  Click on the heading for details.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:25 PM

Are you ready to raise your taxes?

The Mayor and City Council are kicking off the campaign for the November bond election on September 14, 2017, at 7 pm at City Hall. Here is some basic information about how cities borrow money.  We'll get to the propositions a bit later and offer our recommendations.

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