This Week at City Hall

Sep. 13, 2013Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

New Members Inducted to Houston Commission on Disabilities

Council Member Cohen participated in a ceremony to swear in new representatives who will serve on the Houston Commission on Disabilities. This group of advocates is responsible for advising Mayor Parker, City Council, and Departmental Directors and making recommendations on issues that relate to Houstonians with disabilities.

On the Agenda

A partnership was authorized between the City and Keep Houston Beautiful, an organization dedicated to beautification, litter reduction, and recycling education in our city. The agreement allows for maintenance on equipment and tools that are used by the Department of Neighborhoods for clearing and cleaning blighted properties.

What’s Happening in the Annex

Council Member Cohen met with local mural artist and street painter Anat Ronen to discuss ideas the artist has for a public art project that would highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Ms. Ronen has previously worked with Houston institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Houston Humane Society. She recently completed an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston.