November 2, 2022

City of Houston Bond Election

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 is Election Day! On the ballot, there are 7 City of Houston bond proposals:

Proposition A: Public Safety ($277,000,000)
Proposition B: Parks ($60,000,000)
Proposition C: Animal Care – BARC ($47,000,000)
Proposition D: Public Health ($33,000,000)
Proposition E: General Permanent Improvements ($29,000,000)
Proposition F: Library ($26,000,000)
Proposition G: Solid Waste ($6,000,000)

The parks bond (Proposition B) contains $10M to rehabilitate Agnes Moffitt Park in District A. If you have additional questions about the bond, you are welcome to contact my office, but please note that we are not allowed to offer recommendations about how to vote from the city office (it is against the law).

For more information about the city bond, please visit

For more information about voting locations and to see your sample ballot, please visit

Veterans Day Celebration

Holiday Solid Waste Schedule

Veterans Day:
In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2022, there will be no collection services.All facilities, including Neighborhood Depositories, Westpark Recycling Center, Environmental Service Center, Reuse Warehouse, and administrative offices will be closed.Please note, collection schedules will be delayed through the end of the week. All regularly scheduled Friday services will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. All neighborhood depositories, Westpark Recycling Center, Environmental Service Center, and Reuse Warehouse will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

On Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, there will be no collection services. More details will be provided soon here:

Upcoming Projects in District A

Gessner (Neuens to Emnora) Concrete Panel Replacement Project
A concrete panel replacement project will begin this month on Gessner (Neuens to Emnora). The project will take about four months to complete.
Shadowdale and Triway (Hammerly to Emnora) Concrete Panel Replacement Project
A concrete panel replacement project will begin this month on Shadowdale and Triway (from Hammerly to Emnora). The project will take about four months to complete.

Register for Houston Public Works Updates

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
Contact: christopher.engelhardt@houstonpolice.orgNorth 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
November Meeting Speaker: Abby Fernandez, Sustainable Mobility Specialist – Houston Mobility App Presentation.

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

Community Events from October

Highlighting some of the many community events from last month!
Annual District A Public Safety Town Hall with HPD Chief Finner and HFD Chief Peña
Tree and Pet Food Giveaway with Council Member Sallie Alcorn and Commissioner Jack Cagle. Special thanks to the Human Society and Trees for Houston for the pet food and trees!
Council Members Mary Nan Huffman, Tiffany Thomas, and I spent time in October promoting west Houston! We spoke at the West Houston Association City Form and then at the West Houston Leadership Institute Government & Infrastructure Session.
Congratulations to the 67 new police officers who graduated from Cadet Class 255!
We honored all firefighters who died in the line of duty from the very first death in 1899. I placed a rose to honor Clifford Johnson who died in a fire in 1902. So thankful for all firefighters who serve and have served our city.
We had a great time hosting movie nights with Commissioner Cagle to support our community!
Golden Fork Awards Gala benefiting the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the ProStart culinary curriculum, and local scholarships fund. With Rachel Maxcy (CM Huffman’s office), and Sarah Singleton (our Director of Constituent Services).
I spoke at the She Said 7th Annual Conference with Council Member Letitia Plummer and Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth about how the city/county supports women-owned businesses. Photo with She Said founder LaToshia Norwood and CM Plummer.
Council Member Sallie Alcorn and I had a great time speaking with the Spring Shadows Civic Association!
Commissioner Jack Cagle and I hosted two Coffee with the Council Member and Commissioner events to discuss ways our offices can support our community.
I joined Council Member Kamin, Council Member Evans-Shabazz, Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Castex-Tatum, and Representative Hull for a special proclamation for Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) for their work helping survivors of domestic abuse.

Supporting our Carverdale community with a breast cancer awareness walk.

Supporting the final John Knox Presbyterian Church Arts & Crafts Charity Bazaar! Can’t wait to see how they reinvent this event next year!

With Dan Sherer and Sandy Ericksen. Great time speaking with the Candlelight Oaks neighborhood!