Dear District K Friends,
It is my hope that this holiday will be filled with “Thanks” and “Giving” despite the pandemic that continues to linger. As we plan to enjoy the holiday season with our families please continue to take precautions and celebrate safely.
Houston’s COVID -19 positivity rate has increased from 7.3% to 8.8% this week. As we get closer to having a vaccine, it is still too soon to stop being intentional and cautious. Share the holiday cheer with your loved ones in ways that are both fun and safe. Masks are still our best tool for protecting each other. Keep physically distancing and washing your hands.
We still have so much to be grateful for. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent this amazing district and city. Thank you to each of you for your continued support and collaboration. Your District K Team is here to serve you. Please call us at 832-393-3016 or email us at [email protected] if we can be of any assistance. Stay safe, and take care of each other!
Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood
Council #36 Meeting
Meet South Gessner HPD Commander Vidal Lopez
Working the beat to keep our streets clean
Time: Dec 1, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Dial in +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 852 5052 3319
Passcode: 152510
Houston City Council Update
Last week there were two big wins for District K in city council meeting! My council colleagues along with Mayor Turner and I, authorized the purchase of the 1960s built, 132 units of The Spring Village Apartments, which comprises 6.5 acres of land on Chimney Rock Road in Westbury. Once current residents have relocated, this complex will be taken down and the land will be dedicated and maintained in perpetuity as open green space, recreational or for floodplain management. Protecting homes in this area of the district that have flooded repeatedly, continues to be a priority, and we are making progress.
We also awarded the contract for a roadway pavement replacement project in Fort Bend Houston. The existing pavement on Park Manor Street from Raven Ridge Drive to FM 2234 will be replaced in order to improve the quality and safety of mobility on this street. This 2.3M project should take approximately 6 months to complete. We are looking forward to this much needed infrastructure improvement.
Fort Bend Complete Community Meeting
Mark your calendars for the next Fort Bend Complete Community Meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. The focus of this meeting will be Economic Development.
The meeting link to join is below, along with the conference number to call in. Please share with your neighbors and friends in Fort Bend, Houston.
We look forward to you joining in the meeting.
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 936-755-1521,,336132789# United States, Huntsville
Phone Conference ID: 336 132 789#
Houston Council District K TIRZs & Management District Seek Bids for Sidewalk and Curb Improvements
City of Houston Launches Restaurant and Meal Program Made Available by CARES Act Funding
City Council approved a $2.2 million relief program to assist local restaurants and provide meals to Houstonians impacted by COVID-19. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force will partner on the relief program with Lemond Kitchen, a local catering company. Lemond Kitchen will lead 15 local restaurants and catering companies in the production and delivery of up to 20,000 meals per week, through the end of the year.
“COVID-19 continues to impact Houstonians’ ability to meet basic needs and provide for their families,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “This program will not only support local restaurants and their employees during the end of a very challenging year, but also will provide much-needed meals to Houstonians experiencing financial distress.”
To qualify to be part of the program, both restaurants and meal recipients need to be located in one of 31 ZIP codes including the City’s Complete Communities and other neighborhoods that were identified by the H.E.R. Task Force this Spring based on CDC social vulnerability data. These ZIP codes include:
77003, 77004, 77009, 77011, 77012, 77016, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77026, 77028, 77029, 77033, 77036, 77040, 77045, 77051, 77053, 77060, 77071, 77072, 77074, 77076, 77078, 77081, 77087, 77088, 77091, 77093, 77099, and 77489.
Lemond Kitchen will work with local agencies and organizations to identify vulnerable Houstonians to receive meals who meet the following qualifications: live in the identified ZIP codes and are senior citizens, high-risk and/or homebound adults, people with disabilities, families with children under the age of 18, low income, or unemployed.
“We identified equitable access to quality food as key challenge in Houston prior to COVID-19, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this issue,” said Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer and a leader of the Mayor’s H.E.R. Task Force. “The City and its partners are continuing to find creative solutions to address these challenges, and this program is a great example. We will achieve dual goals of supporting restaurants located in communities disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and providing high-quality meals to vulnerable Houstonians located in these same neighborhoods.”
Participating restaurants include Brooks Family Foods, Burns Original BBQ, Cool Running’s Jamaican Grill, Dona Maria, Ester’s Cajun Café & Soul Food, Himalaya Restaurant and Catering, Langstead Catering, Lucille’s 1913, Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack, Seafood Heaven, Silvana’s Catering, and Vela Seafood.
The relief fund is part of the $400 million in CARES Act funding provided to the City of Houston.
For more information visit
Westbury Community Garden #SeedMoneyChallenge
Westbury Community Garden is participating in the #SeedMoneyChallenge, a 30-day fundraising challenge and we could really use your support TODAY! In addition to keeping the funds we raise from individuals like you, we have a chance to win a challenge grant of up to $600 from SeedMoney based on how much we raise over the course of the 30-day period running from Nov 15 to Dec 15.
As an extra incentive, SeedMoney is offering 40 $100 bonus grants to the 40 garden projects that have raised the most after the first week. Your support TODAY can put us into the running for one of those bonus grants. You can find our donation page here:
Thanks very much for helping get our Driveways and Parking fundraising campaign to get off to a running start!