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This Week at City Hall

Dec. 8, 2017 in News Articles, This Week at City Hall

This Week: Runoff Election Day Tomorrow; the Storm Water Action Team (SWAT) Program; and Lights in the Heights! Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Dec. 1, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Federal Disaster Assistance; Special minimum lot size designations; South Central Division Command. Continue Reading »

Houston proves to be a most generous city

Nov. 22, 2017Houston Chronicle

Houstonians believe they live in an exceptionally generous city. It turns out they’re right, and the numbers prove it.

Charity Navigator, a nonprofit watchdog organization that evaluates charities, has rated Houston as the most generous metropolitan area in the U.S. in 2016 and 2015. Houston slipped to No. 2 in Charity Navigator’s most recent ratings, based on the up-to-date tax forms provided by charities. (San Diego was No. 1) Continue Reading »

Houston Jobs Economy Rebounds From Harvey With A Vengeance

Nov. 20, 2017Houston Public Media

Greater Houston added 43,200 jobs in October, more than during any single month on record, according to Workforce Solutions.

It comes after a month in which the region lost 16,000 jobs in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Nov. 17, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Recycling for ‘A’ Week to Resume; Council Committee on Quality of Life Materials Available Online; World Corporate Games Return; Carl and Melvalene Cohen Plaza Expansion.

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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 »