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We want to hear your ideas for improving local parks and trails!

April 16, 2018 • Continue Reading »

Commissioner Rodney Ellis invites you to participate in our upcoming Community Workshops for Park-Smart Precinct One.

We will be reporting back on some of our key findings to date and providing engaging, interactive opportunities for residents to help us identify the best ways to increase access to parks and trails for all.

Commissioner Ellis and the Park-Smart team believe that parks are essential. Parks bring communities together, provide economic opportunity, improve health, and reduce environmental impacts like flooding and rising temperatures.

Hearing from community members is crucial to this project. Please help us by sharing your active transit routes using our community trails app and by attending an upcoming Community Workshop near you. Community workshops will be family-friendly, and food will be provided.

Where and When?

We have four different workshop locations throughout the Precinct. Come to the one that is most convenient for you.

  • 4/17 6:30-8:00 pm
    Lincoln Community Center
    979 Grenshaw Street, Houston, TX 77088
  • 4/18 6:30-8:00 pm
    San Jacinto Community College-North Campus
    5800 Uvalde Rd, Houston, TX 77049
  • 4/23 6:30-8:00 pm
    Sterling High School
    11625 Martindale Rd, Houston, TX 77048
  • 4/26 6:30-8:00 pm
    Houston Community College—Brays Oaks Campus/Early College
    8855 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77031

RSVP

We would love to get an estimate of attendance for food, but feel free to come even if you do not get a chance to RSVP.

RSVP NOW

Southwest PIP Meeting, April 17

April 11, 2018 • Continue Reading »

Citizens Advisory Council and PIP Meeting, April 17

April 11, 2018 • Continue Reading »

Solid Waste Management Department: Place Your Debris out on the Curb – Storm Debris Collection Continues

April 2, 2018 • Continue Reading »

It has been 6 months since Hurricane Harvey devastated the lives of many of the residents of the City of Houston. Today, many of our neighbors are still just returning to rebuild their homes. The Solid Waste Management Department is continuing to collect material that has been generated due to leaking roofs, damaged outdoor property improvements and green waste from fallen or broken trees and vegetation. Avoid any health hazards and DO NOT hold on to your piles in backyards, inside your home or garages.

We ask residents to continue to Place Your Debris Out On The Curb, regardless of the size of the pile.

Materials that can be placed on the curb:

  • Material generated due to leaking roofs or damaged outdoor property improvements such as furniture, carpet, or perimeter fencing.
  • Construction & Demolition – building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture
  • Green waste generated by fallen/broken trees or vegetation

Make a positive impact and lend a helping hand to your neighbors. Keep in mind your community neighbors who may be elderly or disabled by offering to help them with their house clean-out and moving their debris to the curb. You can also help by reporting uncollected storm debris to the City of Houston 3-1-1 service line. Your neighborly actions greatly help the City with storm debris removal efforts. If you cannot assist your neighbors yourself, please utilize the resources listed below for assistance:

For more information about SWMD and our services, visit us at www.houstonsolidwaste.org, “LIKE” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on Twitter @HoustonTrash, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.

Sources of Funding Workshop at HCC Brays Oaks Campus

March 19, 2018 • Continue Reading »

“Sources of Funding”

presented by Dr. Lalitha Raman

Financing is an important issue facing small businesses. Learn various sources of funds, what lenders look for, and key ingredients for success when borrowing. Sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing will also be covered.

Register Now

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Brays Oak Campus: 8855 West Bellfort Avenue Houston 77031 – Room 204

March 19 TTI Committee meeting (10:00 a.m.) – postponed

March 15, 2018 • Continue Reading »

The regularly scheduled TTI Committee meeting that was scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. has been postponed. The Mayor will announce a new TTI Chair soon. Upon announcement, the new Chair will e-blast the revised date and time.

Additionally, the Special-Called Joint TTI and RNA Committee meeting regarding proposed revisions to Ch. 19 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in City Hall Council Chambers, 901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor. The agenda and backup material will be posted on the TTI and RNA committee pages when it becomes available.

Southwest PIP Meeting, March 20

March 15, 2018 • Continue Reading »

Citizens Advisory Council and PIP Meeting, March 20

March 13, 2018 • Continue Reading »

Citizens Advisory Council and PIP Meeting, Feb. 20

February 16, 2018 • Continue Reading »

Draft Ordinance for Chapter 19

February 14, 2018 • Continue Reading »

The Administration expects to place this item on council agenda at the Feb. 28 Council Session. By directive of CM Green, here is a link to revisions of Ch. 19 regarding the City’s proposed ordinance to building codes related to flooding: HoustonRecovers.org/houston19.

Also, attached is the DRAFT redlined version of the proposed revisions.

Download Draft (PDF)