This Week at City Hall

Jul. 28, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This week: Construction to Begin on Flood-Damaged Meyerland Homes Council Committee on Quality of Life Materials Available Online; METRONext initiative

Construction to Begin on Flood-Damaged Meyerland Homes

Council voted to start construction on the elevation of the first round of homes that were accepted for FEMA grants following the May 2015 Memorial Day floods. These first nine homes (of a total 30 approved for grant funding) are located in Meyerland and will be raised by a foot or more to prevent future flooding. Construction is expected to take five to six months. Once 75% of the work on the first nine homes is complete, Council can vote to move forward construction on additional homes. The Texas Water Development Board limits elevation to 10 homes at a time in rotational rounds.

Committee Materials Available Online

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen convened a meeting of the Council Committee on Quality of Life on Wednesday, July 26th. The Houston Health Department shared a presentation on theirHealthy Corner Stores Initiative. Video of the meeting is archived online via HTV (under the ‘Committees & Commissions’ tab). The next Quality of Life Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23rd.

What’s Happening in the District

On Wednesday, August 2nd, METRO will host a Community Open House meeting to discuss their METRONext initiative and receive public feedback on what the group’s priorities should be to move transit in the greater Houston area forward. The meeting will take place from6:30PM – 8PM at District C’s W. Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 W. Gray St, 77019). Those unable to attend may also provide input