At the June 19, 2019 Nominations Committee meeting, Gilbert Garcia, Tina Hernandez Patterson and Robert French were selected as the Nominations Committee’s slate of three Non-member Trustee candidates to be placed on the ballot.
Today, the Texas Supreme Court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for rehearing in the Eddington case. As a result, the ruling by the Court in favor of DPFP finding that the changes in 2014 to DROP were legal under Article 16, Section 66 of the Texas Constitution is now final.
Armando Garza was the sole applicant for the Fire Fighter Trustee position. Today the Board determined that Mr. Garza met the qualifications of Article 6243a-1 to serve as a Trustee and authorized him to be seated as a Trustee at the next Board meeting pursuant to the Trustee Election Procedures. We congratulate Mr. Garza and look forward to working with him.
The three Non-member trustee positions terms end on August 31, 2019. All active members and pensioners are eligible to vote in the election for the Non-member Trustee positions.
An election will be held to fill the remaining term of the Fire Fighter Trustee position which was vacated at the beginning of May. Active and former City of Dallas Fire Fighters may serve in the Fire Fighter Trustee position.
The term of the three Non-member trustees ends on August 31, 2019. The Nominations Committee met on May 6th to kick-off the process to fill the expiring trustee positions.
DPFP is seeking candidates to run for the remaining term of the Fire Fighter Trustee position that was vacated effective May 1, 2019. This term expires August 31, 2020.
Sam Friar, Fire Fighter Trustee, has resigned from the Board. Sam served on the Board since 2011, including serving as Chairman during the challenging times prior to September 1, 2017. We would like to thank Sam for his service to DPFP. Information about the election to fill the Fire Fighter Trustee position will be available after the Board approves the materials at the May 9th Board meeting.
The Mayor has appoint a new Trustee to the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board, Susan M. Byrne.
Today, the Texas Supreme Court rendered a decision in the Eddington case, ruling unanimously in favor of DPFP finding that the changes in 2014 to DROP were legal under Article 16, Section 66 of the Texas Constitution.
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