May 6, 2022

New Solid Waste Program in District A

Click above to watch the video about this new program!
In the District A Office, we know the heavy waste/tree waste pickup has been an issue not only in our district but throughout the City. Many times your heavy trash is picked up late or skipped or not picked up at all.

In District A, we hired a private company to help with heavy trash pickup for times that your trash is skipped and in times when there are delays. If your heavy trash is not picked up when it is supposed to be, please contact 311, and my office will check those records and deploy the company to pick it up quickly.

Keep in mind that this is a pilot program that the District A Team and I created, so please give us a little patience while we work out the intricacies of the program. If successful, we are ready to expand this program to regular trash as well.

Note: You still need to comply with the City of Houston rules for heavy trash/tree waste. These can be found here.

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Workshops

Budget Survey

Council Member Sallie Alcorn is asking for everyone to fill out a survey about the budget. City departments are currently analyzing how to spend Houston’s $5 billion operating budget. Of this $5 billion, roughly half is the tax-supported (property and sales tax) general fund. The other half represents enterprise funds – city operations supported by fees and charges (water, sewer, streets, drainage, airports). The city has a separate capital budget which will be adopted this summer.

The operating budget is the most significant legislative measure passed by council, so I believe there should be robust public engagement. By completing this survey, you are helping me understand how you want your tax dollars prioritized for spending. The survey focuses on tax-supported general fund spending.

Fill out the survey here.


The City is embarking on a process to adopt new City Council district boundaries using the information from the 2020 US Census. More information about this process can be found here. While I have not seen the proposed new maps yet, my message has been and continues to be that our community needs to stay together and not split!

A video of District A’s Redistricting and CIP meeting can be found here.

Redistricting Timeline

Upcoming and Ongoing Street Projects

Langfield Road Mill and Overlay (W. Tidwell to W. Little York)
Construction Begins this Month
Mills Road Overlay (City Limits to State HWY 249)
Construction will be Complete at the Beginning of July

Catalytic Converter Ordinance

At City Council, we recently passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to possess catalytic converters that have been cut. During the first three months of 2022, HPD recorded 3188 thefts of catalytic converters in the City of Houston, a 123% increase over the same period in previous year. Catalytic converter thefts can also be associated with violent crimes, with 34 aggravated assaults and aggravated robberies associated with catalytic converter theft in 2021 and 15 in the first three months of 2022.

HPD officers recover about 100 of these cut catalytic converters a day, but they didn’t have authority to make arrests. This ordinance will allow officers to charge people who are stealing these.

Before the vote on this ordinance, I urged the DA’s office to take the charges when HPD finds the cut catalytic converters in someone’s possession.

Homeless Camp Removal

In District A, we are continuing to clean up homeless camps. While this is being done with compassion and with resources for those individuals who need assistance, we also recognize the need to clean up the camps for everyone’s safety. Every person experiencing homelessness is offered temporary housing until permanent housing opens up.

Thank you to HPD NW Division Officers and the Houston Solid Waste Department for removing the camp at Long Point and Woodvine.

Upcoming Events

HPD Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meetings
The Houston Police Department (HPD) offers monthly public meetings for the community to hear presentations related to HPD. It is also a great way to talk to command staff and officers who work in your local division.

Northwest PIP
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 PM
Long Point Faith Center
8009 Long Point Road
Houston, TX 77055
May Meeting: Active Shooter Training

North PIP
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 PM
North Police Station
9455 West Montgomery Rd.
Houston, TX 77088

North Belt PIP
3rd Thursday of each month
100 Glenborough, 10th Floor
Houston, TX 77060
Contact: Gerardo.Rangel@HoustonPolice.Org

Super Neighborhood Meetings
For more information about super neighborhoods or to find yours, visit: 

Spring Branch North
4th Monday, every other month
6:30 PM
Spring Shadows Civic Association
10355 Centrepark Dr, Suite 220
Houston, Texas 77043

Spring Branch Central (Canceled Last Night)
1st Thursday of each month
6:30 PM
VFW Post 8790
1650 Foley
Houston, Texas 77055

Greater Inwood 
3rd Monday, Quarterly
7:00 PM
Zoom for more information

$5 Adoptions at BARC: May 18th and May 25th

Community Events from April

Highlighting just a few of the many community events from last month
District A Redistricting/CIP Meeting
Coffee with the Cops and Council Members. Thanks, Council Member Sallie Alcorn for joining us!
Spring Branch ISD Super Saturday: Unity in our Community event! We enjoyed talking to so many of our wonderful constituents in our community!
Sarah, District A’s Director of Constituent Services, attended the ribbon cutting for the new Emancipet location in District A! So happy to have affordable veterinary services in our community! Click here for more information.
Spring Branch Family Development Center’s Spring Fiesta! SBFDC does great work for our community!
We presented checks to six great organizations for their after school programs in District A! Happy to support these groups that do amazing work in our community!
We celebrated the new trees in Glenmore Forest/Monarch Oaks as a buffer between the neighborhood and commercial property! This was a joint project with the District A office through the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program.