The Texas House sent Houston’s pension reform package to the governor’s desk Wednesday, marking what Mayor Sylvester Turner hopes is the beginning of the end of a 16-year fiscal crisis, and giving him a landmark achievement in his second year in office. Continue Reading »
The data reconfirms what the Greater Houston Partnership has always assumed: Houston is in the same category as New York, Tokyo, or other cities, based on trade, foreign investment, global connections and domination in certain aspects of the global economy. Continue Reading »
HOUSTON – Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner released the 1 year local impact report of the City’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan which was released one year ago on May 9th, 2016. The Strategic Plan framed the City’s anti-human trafficking response using 5 objectives and 91 tactics. Continue Reading »
When you think of interesting neighborhoods in Houston, the Montrose would be near the top of the list.
The Montrose has long been a center of Houston’s LGBT community. It’s also been a gathering place for artists and writers. It has places to shop for vintage clothes and collectibles, and lately it’s seen some trendy new restaurants. Not to mention several new high-rises that are adding hundreds of new residents. Continue Reading »
Montrose Management District (MMD) is pleased to announce that the project to install permanent lighting on the seven arched bridges spanning US 59 – connecting Montrose with the rest of Houston – has been completed. The new, low-energy LED lighting system outlines the arches of the bridges and illuminates the streets. Continue Reading »
New City of Houston Budget Cuts Costs, Covers Full Pension Expenses, Takes Conservative Stance on Reserves
HOUSTON – Continuing Houston’s path toward stronger City finances, Mayor Sylvester Turner delivered his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget to City Council today after closing a deficit of more than $120 million. The proposed General Fund budget of $2.38 billion represents a slight increase from current FY17 spending levels, despite reductions of $39.6 million in operating costs. The savings were negated by a $51.6 million year-over-year increase in City debt payments structured prior to the Turner administration. Continue Reading »