Virtual Public Meeting for the Lift Station Renewal and Replacement of Ayreshire, Brompton, Bradford, Kirby Drive #2 Project
District K residents you are invited to learn more about the Lift Station construction project through a virtual public meeting on today, July 13th at 5:00pm. This meeting will discuss project information, preparing for construction as well as Q&A session. For the virtual public meeting link to join the live event, click here.
The dial in option is : 1-936-755-1521 Conference ID: 530435694#
Economic Development Committee Meeting Info
The Economic Development Committee, chaired by Vice Mayor Pro-Tem, Martha Castex-Tatum, reviews matters related to Economic Development, Domestic and International Trade, Business and Job Creation, and Aviation.
The next scheduled Council Economic Development Committee meeting will commence Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 2:00 Click here for the agenda and the presentation will be provided on the Economic Development website once finalized. The meeting will be a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams Live.
Public comment will be allowed via video conference only, due to COVID-19 safety protocols. To sign up for Public Comment, the public is asked to please complete the form https://bit.ly/EDCPublicCommentJuly15 before 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Only those who sign up in advance will be able to provide public comments during the meeting. Public speakers will receive a specific link that will allow them to be able to speak at their designated time during the public comment portion of the meeting.
COVID-19 Public Opinion Survey
Visit houstonemergency.org/COVID19.org or call 832-393-4220 for information regarding testing sites near you amid other pertinent COVID-19 information. We continue to encourage residents to:
Wash your hands
Wear a mask in public spaces
Practice Social Distancing
As we work to ensure our public messages are meeting the needs of our communities, we need to hear from you. We are circulating a public opinion survey and encouraging community input. Will you take 5 minutes to share your thoughts with the Houston Heath Department? Let’s continue making every effort in our city to flatten the curve and ultimately save lives.
Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund Webinar
Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund program is a $30 million grant program designed to assist small businesses operating in Harris County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses can obtain grants up to $25,000 to support their ongoing operations and to help business owners stay afloat during this time.
The program will open for applications July 13th, 2020 – July 24th. Applications can be submitted online at www.harriscounty-sbrfund.org or by calling 713-854-2476.
Small businesses are the job powerhouses in our local communities. Despite the size of the business, the impact is BIG. Don’t miss this opportunity to apply and participate in the webinar on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Get registered and learn more about this relief option. Stay healthy, safe and encouraged. Click here to register for the webinar.
Metro Resumes Collecting Fares
METRO will resume collecting fares for all services beginning Sunday, July 12, 2020. At that time, riders will be required to board buses through the front doors and the rear doors will only be used for exiting. For answers to common questions about fares (including fare costs, payment methods, where to buy fares and more), please visit our fare collection page.
Along with using public transit for only essential trips, customers are reminded seating capacity on all METRO vehicles remains reduced to encourage social distancing. Customers are reminded to wear a mask. Several protective upgrades have been added to the METRO vehicles including hand sanitizer, protective shields around drivers and more frequent cleaning. For more information visit www.ridemetro.org.
Congratulations Fort Bend SN41 Scholarship Recipients
Twelve outstanding high school seniors received $1000 each from the Fort Bend Super Neighborhood 41 Scholarship Committee on Saturday, July 11th via ZOOM. The virtual recognition and awards celebration was our opportunity to congratulate these students and encourage them as they continue their educational pursuits. Way to go scholars.
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Commissioner Grady Prestage, State Rep. Ron Reynalds, FBISD Anthony Indelicato, James Harris of HEB and I each shared a brief inspirational message with our students. Investments in knowledge and education definitely pay the best dividends. We are District K proud of each of you! Kudos to the leadership of SN41.