News - Press Release: Response to Lawsuit

The City of Westworth Village has directed its attorney to respond to a lawsuit filed by the Texas Voices for Reason and Justice opposing the City’s sex offender ordinance which delineates where convicted sex offenders may reside within the city limits.  Westworth Village is one of many General Law cities across the state whose ordinances are in conflict with the Texas Voices for Reason and Justice’s belief that General Law cities do not have authority over this subject.  Mayor Yeager questioned “why the youth of a General Law city are not entitled to the same protections from sex offenders as the youth of Home Rule cities.”  While some cities have chosen to withdraw their sex offender ordinances, the City of Westworth Village intends to defend its ordinance against this attack.