This Week at City Hall

Nov. 9, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Houston Observes Veterans’ Day; Reminder: Recycling Resumes Monday; Quality of Life Committee to Meet.

Houston Observes Veterans’ Day

On Veterans’ Day, we celebrate, honor, and thank all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Over 300,000 veterans live and work in Harris County, making it home to one of the largest populations of military service members and their families in the nation. On Saturday, November 11th, the City of Houston will host a Job and Resource Fair for military personnel, past and present. The fair will be followed by the Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration. These festivities will take place from 8AM – 12PM at Hermann Square at City Hall.

Please note that, in observance of the holiday, the District C office will be closed on Friday, November 10th.

Reminder: Recycling to Resume Monday

The Solid Waste Department will resume its normal curbside recycling schedulebeginning Monday, November 13th for “B Week” collections and Monday, November 20th for “A Week.” Residents are asked not to place storm debris or glass in their recycling bins. Citywide recycling drop-off locations will continue to operate with extended hours. Please note that heavy trash pickup services remain suspended until further notice as these crews and trucks remain assigned to storm debris pickup.

Quality of Life Committee to Meet

Chair Cohen will convene a meeting of the Council Committee on Quality of Life onWednesday, November 15th at 2PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. During this meeting, the committee will discuss proposed amendments to the Houston Sign Code, including relating to airport corridors and to LED lighting. All Committee meetings are open to the public, include the opportunity for public comment, and are archived online via HTV (under the Committees & Commissions tab).