September 1, 2022

Infrastructure Check with Peck

We continue to highlight some of the many key programs we are working on related to infrastructure, quality of life, and public safety. If you missed last month’s highlight of infrastructure initiatives, you can see it here.

Council Update

At the August 17th Council Meeting, we had some great progress with license plate reader technology, Agnes Moffitt Park, a new HPD station for the Northwest Division, and the recreational component of the Inwood Forest Detention Project. Click on the video to hear more about these projects!
August 17, 2020 Council Recap

Pitner Road Crime Initiative 

The District A Team and I recently participated in a community meeting to address crime on Pitner Road. We joined SpringSpirit, the Spring Branch Management District, HPD, and the community to discuss the crime reduction initiatives we have in the area and the importance of reporting issues to HPD. Here is more information from KHOU’s story about this meeting and the reduction of crime on this street:

Project Updates

Bolivia Blvd. Clean Up
We recently hired a private trash company to supplement heavy trash pickup in District A. They also help with heavy illegal dumping pickup that requires industrial equipment. They recently cleaned up the dumping on Bolivia, and the Near Northwest Management District mowed the grass. We will continue monitoring the street with our illegal dumping Hot Spot Team.
Creekmont Dr. Overlay from Antoine Dr. to Mangum Rd. (in progress)

Clean & Green Program

We partnered with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Environmental Crime Division for the Clean & Green Program. It is a community service program in which defendants pick up trash. They recently picked up the trash on Alabonson!

Nuro on the Road

You may start to notice Nuro’s Autonomous Vehicles on the roads in District A. Nuro is Houston’s first autonomous vehicle delivery service and is expanding operations into our community. These vehicles generate detailed maps to inform the self-driving system, drive autonomously on the road, and run pilot programs with partners for real deliveries.

If you have any questions about Nuro, visit their website, or contact the local City and Community Manager, Mark D. Solano at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

BARC Mega Adoption Event
The Mega Adoption Event is back in Houston on Labor Day weekend! It will bring together over 15 shelters to the George R. Brown Convention Center and offer 1000+ animals!

The event runs 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days, and a $50 Fast Pass will give visitors access to adoptable pets an hour earlier, starting at 9:00 AM!

BARC will transport 100 dogs and puppies and 40 cats and kittens for the first day of the event and will continue to bring more as adoptions occur. Due to the enormous scale of this event, BARC will close for adoptions from September 2- 4, 2022. They will also be closed for all services on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day.

9/11 Heroes Run
Movie Night September 16th!
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
Contact: christopher.[email protected]
September Meeting: HPD Forensic ArtistsNorth 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 odd month
6:30 PM
Spring Shadows Civic Association
10355 Centrepark Dr, Suite 220
Houston, Texas 77043Spring Branch Central 
1st Thursday of each month
6:30 PM
VFW Post 8790
1650 Foley
Houston, Texas 77055

Greater Inwood 
3rd Monday, Quarterly
7:00 PM
Meeting virtually at this time

2nd Thursday, every even month
6:15 PM
Meeting virtually at this time
[email protected]

Community Events from August

Highlighting some of the many community events from last month!
Addressing flooding concerns in MacGregor West with the neighbors, Houston Public Works, Harris County Flood Control District, and CenterPoint.
Successful backpack and immunization events in Carverdale and at the Spring Branch Family Development Center.
End of Summer Splash Event with Commissioner Cagle!
Korean Liberation Day event at the Korean Community Center!
The District A Team and I volunteered at Kids’ Meals to package food for kids in need. Kids’ Meals feeds thousands of kids every day (10,000+) including many in District A. So thankful for this organization and all the volunteers who do this on a regular basis!
Attended the North Division PIP meeting for a presentation about Shot Spotter (gunshot detection technology). It has been placed throughout the city, and we are funding more in District A with Council District Service Funds.