Lawsuit Regarding Parity Pay

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, City Council voted to appropriate funds for a lawsuit to determine the legality of the recently approved Charter Amendment (Proposition B) regarding pay parity for firefighters. I voted against this item. Although I do not believe that pay parity is the best route to give firefighters their deserved pay raise, the voters made their decision clear. I will continue to support the will of the voters, and I support moving forward with the firefighters to find a way to implement the pay raise.

District A Senior Stars Event

I recently took a group of seniors, the District A Senior Stars, on a tour of the Houston Health Museum and to lunch. We had a great time and learned so much valuable information at the Health Museum.

If you are a senior citizen in District A, you are invited to upcoming Senior Stars events. Stay tuned for more details!

“The Health Museum is spectacular. It is a beautiful and informative facility. I especially enjoyed the heart dissection discussion as I recently had occasion to learn about my own heart health. And, I realized that I do not take advantage of all the wonderful things Houston has to offer and I certainly plan to change. Additionally, I had a wonderful time visiting with Councilwoman Stardig, her staff, and other residents of the district. We had a fun group! All in all, our day was a complete pleasure from beginning to end. I am appreciative.” – Linda Pfaff

“Our city has so much to offer. Thank you Council Member Brenda Stardig for an extraordinary visit to the Health Museum. The exhibit Body as a Work of Art More than Skin Deep left a lasting impression on me.”- Cindy Maiorana

“Thank you for arranging the trip to the Health Museum. It was a wonderful educational experience that offered an enormous amount of information about the function of the human body. The guides added many insights about the individual exhibits arousing our desire to learn more about aging and how best to care for ourselves. Making new acquaintances from our community and having enriching conversations with them, Brenda’s staff and Brenda over an outstanding lunch was an added bonus. It was a memorable and much-appreciated adventure. My husband, Ken, and I look forward to future trips with Brenda and your enthusiastic and accommodating staff.” – Leslie and Ken Racine

November Events

Press conference with Crime Stoppers. Rachel Delarosa and District A constituent Robert Cerda were found dead in December 2017. This case is unsolved. Please call Crime Stoppers if you know anything: 713-222-TIPS. The reward has been raised to up to $15k.

It was an honor to read the proclamation for Sgt. Escobedo’s retirement reception today. He dedicated over 40 years to our city in HPD. The work he did in our community was outstanding!

69th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

It was my pleasure to help the Spring Branch FFA with their state competition. I listened to their presentation and offered tips. They are impressive students! With SBISD Board Member J. Carter Breed and Representative Jim Murphy.
Congratulations to Annie Valicek who placed 9th in Sr. Creed! 695 students competed across the state. Also, the Public Relations team was one of the top 24 teams out of 305 across the state!

11th Annual True Blue Gala to support the Houston Police Foundation. With Kim Richards, Katherine Richards, and Jan Carson. Katherine is one of our HPD “Smash Girls!” Thanks for all of the work you do taking care of HPD’s Mounted Patrol horse Smash.

Chief Acevedo and Chief Peña went “Over the Edge” and rappelled from the top of the Embassy Suites Hotel to support over 58,300 Special Olympics Texas athletes.

Speaking with the Texas Star Garden Club

Santa Meet and Greet at Ring Library

Santa is making a magical stop at the Houston Public Library, and he’s ready to pick-up every child’s Christmas wish list. Santa is also bringing lots of holiday cheer, music and fun, too. Parents don’t forget your cameras! Cherish the moment for years to come. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
4:00 pm
Ring Neighborhood Library
8835 Long Point, 77055

For more information, contact Ring Library at 832-393-2000 or visit

In the News

Houston layoffs spurred by Prop B vote avoidable, some experts say
“‘We need to do everything we can to get everybody back to the table and get a sustainable pay increase for firefighters and honor the people’s will,” said Councilmember Brenda Stardig, who chairs the city’s public safety committee.
Council narrowly agrees on law firm to defend against Prop B

Voting yes were council members Jerry Davis, Ellen Cohen, Dave Martin, Steve Le, Mike Laster, Martha Castex-Tatum, Robert Gallegos and David Robinson. Voting no was Mike Kubosh, Brenda Stardig, Dwight Boykins, Greg Travis, Karla Cisneros, Mike Knox and Jack Christie. Council member Amanda Edwards was absent.

Houston council hires law firm to advise city on Prop B legal questions
In the end, Boykins, Travis and council members Jack Christie, Karla Cisneros, Mike Knox, Michael Kubosh and Brenda Stardig opposed the law firm contract.

Harris County clerk, Korean-American voters seek fix after translators barred from polls

On Wednesday afternoon, the Korean-Americans and their supporters sat around a table in the Korean Community Center in Spring Branch with Stanart, Stardig, and members of their staffs. Stardig invited each side to share ideas on how to improve the voting experience for Korean speakers.
Plan To Hold Houston Open At Memorial Park Faces Council Resistance
Several council members expressed concerns. Brenda Stardig was the most vocal. “We’re going to be designating all these resources for this when we have parks that have been neglected for years,” she said.