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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 »

This Week at City Hall

Oct. 13, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Mayor Turner Targeting November to Resume Recycling; Reconstruction of Greenbriar Blvd; the Brays Bayou Association community meeting on flooding; the 39th Annual Houston Italian Festival Continue Reading »

City Has Cleaned Up About 20 Percent Of Debris Caused By Harvey

Oct. 11, 2017Houston Public Media

The City of Houston has completed its first pass to clean up Harvey debris.

The debris clean up started on August 30th and the Solid Waste Management Department says crews have removed one million cubic yards, including furniture, carpet, appliances and sheetrock. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Oct. 6, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Mayor Turner Secures $50M for Harvey Recovery; First Round of Relief Fund Grants Approved; Satellite Permitting Centers Opened; Storm Debris Collection Continues; and National Night Out in District C. Continue Reading »

Turner Wants New Building Guidelines To Protect From Flooding In Post Harvey Era

Oct. 4, 2017Houston Public Media

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to develop new strategies for how housing should be built in the post-Harvey era and he thinks new guidelines to protect houses from flooding are important.

Turner talked about this topic during Wednesday’s meeting of the City Council and said Houston must learn to build “smarter.” Continue Reading »

Sunday Streets signifies a return to normal life post Harvey

Oct. 1, 2017Houston Chronicle

There were food trucks and pushcarts. There were families with baby strollers. There were line dancers, roller derby skaters and hundreds of bicyclists. Continue Reading »