FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Value is likely one of the fastest-growing cities within the nation, and leaders there are pushing to maintain up. Mayor Mattie Parker has been in workplace practically a 12 months, and factors to developments in early childhood training and homelessness companies as a few of her greatest accomplishments to date.
“We have achieved so much collectively as a council,” mentioned Parker throughout an interview on Capital Tonight. “I feel most notably, our potential to work collectively and construct consensus on among the hardest points. We could not all the time agree, however we expect we must always do our work with respect…and work arduous on behalf of all residents of Fort Value.”
Fort Value lately grew to become the primary metropolis within the U.S. to mine for Bitcoin, a course of the place subtle software program preforms advanced math issues to get the cryptocurrency into circulation.
“The dialog is going on on the state degree, and Fort Value needed to be on the entrance traces of [that] technique,” mentioned Parker. “So we created a low-risk pilot program to discover that chance round cryptocurrency. We wish corporations all over the world to know Fort Value is synonymous with tech.”
Parker made headlines lately for questioning inside relations in her Republican occasion.
“I’ve had this dialog with people who find themselves Democrats, Republicans, Unbiased. I feel everyone seems to be somewhat involved proper now…the pendulum retains swinging both far proper or far left,” mentioned Parker of main politics. “I am on a seat as mayor that is nonpartisan, so I do know what it is wish to have to achieve throughout the aisle. I feel it is the way in which we must always govern; the combating has to cease someplace. Put your swords down and actually work on behalf of what is greatest for residents.”