Mayor proposes stricter rules to boost flood control

'As we build back from the damage to existing homes, we have to build forward to prevent future homes from flooding.'

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Flood Control

New Artists Selected to Produce Mini Murals

Look for 40 new murals in Houston neighborhoods such as the East End, The Heights, and Montrose.

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Mini Murals

Houston Women March

Thank you to everyone who participated- your passion for equality is truly inspiring. - Ellen

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Women's March

Houston Health Dept urges flu shots

Nearly 13 percent of current emergency room visits in the Houston area are due to flu-like illnesses.

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Flu Shot

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Feb. 20, 2018City of Houston

George Buenik Named Director of Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today his selection of George T. Buenik, a retired Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief and chairman of the 2017 Houston Super Bowl Public Safety Committee, to serve as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Continue Reading »

Feb. 16, 2018City of Houston

Department of Neighborhoods to Resume Heavy Trash Code Enforcement March 1, 2018

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating floods, the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) placed a moratorium on the enforcement of heavy trash codes to give residents reasonable time to clear debris, junk and other materials from their properties.   Continue Reading »

Feb. 16, 2018Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week at City Hall

This Week: Public Feedback Sought on New Flood Prevention Regulations; FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Program and the elevation of 40 flood-prone homes; Junk Waste Collection Services to Resume Continue Reading »

Feb. 13, 2018Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

Public Feedback Sought on New Flood Prevention Regulations

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen and her colleagues received apresentation at a Special-Called Joint Meeting of the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee and the Regulation and Neighborhood Affairs Committee regarding proposed changes to Houston’s building code ordinances relating to flooding. Continue Reading »