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Moody’s analysts: Pension reform vote boosts Houston credit outlook

Nov. 13, 2017Houston Chronicle

Voters’ approval this month of a $1 billion bond issue locking in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s landmark pension reforms spurred Moody’s to issue a report upgrading the city’s credit outlook Monday. Continue Reading »

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.
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In Harvey’s wake, city voters OK $495M in public improvement bonds

Nov. 7, 2017Houston Chronicle

Houston residents can look forward to a smattering of facility upgrades – including repaired libraries, new community centers and renovated fire stations – thanks to what appeared to be overwhelming voter support for $495 million in public improvement bonds. Continue Reading »

UH, Rice Launch Five-Year Survey To Track Post-Harvey Recovery

Nov. 3, 2017Houston Public Media

What are the long-term consequences of Harvey likely to be for Greater Houston? That’s a question the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs hopes to answer. The school is embarking on a five-year survey to track post-Harvey recovery. Continue Reading »

National Women’s Conference Returns To Houston To Celebrate 40 Years

Nov. 3, 2017Houston Public Media

In 1977, the first-ever National Women’s Conference took place in Houston.

This came after the United Nations proclaimed 1975 as the International Women’s Year, which spurred then-President Gerald Ford to create a commission promoting equality between genders. President Jimmy Carter continued that initiative, which eventually lead to the first conference. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Oct. 29, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Recycling Resumes on November 13th; Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston’s non-profit cultural sector; Festival of Abilities; Midtown Super Neighborhood. Continue Reading »

Curbside Recycling Collection Service To Resume Monday, November 13, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017City of Houston Solid Waste Management

Houston, Texas, October 25, 2017: After a 2-and-a-half-month suspension due to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will resume its curbside recycling collection schedule starting Monday, November 13, 2017.  Continue Reading »

Houston to resume recycling service Nov. 13

Oct. 25, 2017Houston Chronicle

Houstonians stockpiling cardboard and aluminum cans, rejoice: the city will resume curbside recycling service next month.

Recycling service has been suspended since Aug. 30, when city waste crews dropped all efforts other than weekly trash pickup to focus on removing the thousands of piles of debris resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading »

Bond Propositions: Early Voting Begins

Oct. 23, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

In this year’s election, Houstonians are asked to cast their ballots on several bond proposals set forth by the City of Houston. These propositions are of the utmost importance to the financial future of our city: Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Oct. 20, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Bond Propositions: Early Voting Begins Next Week; Council Committee on Quality of Life to Meet; and the 9th Annual Garden Oaks Wine Walk. Continue Reading »