News Articles

Deadline Approaching: Home Elevation Grant Opportunity

Aug. 15, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

City of Houston is asking homeowners whose homes have flooded for information so we can apply for grants to elevate homes.

The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes. The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Aug. 4, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: minimum lot size designations; CASE for Kids City ConnectionsWhite Linen Night in the Heights

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This Week at City Hall

Jul. 28, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This week: Construction to Begin on Flood-Damaged Meyerland Homes Council Committee on Quality of Life Materials Available Online; METRONext initiative Continue Reading »

Security Solutions for Meyerland Apartments

Jul. 25, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen hosted a meeting with leadership from the Houston Police Department, the newly-formed Greater Meyerland Super Neighborhood #31, the Jewish Community Center, the Nob Hill Apartment Complex, and the Villages at Meyerland Apartment Complex regarding the ongoing public safety concerns at and surrounding those properties. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Jul. 21, 2017 in News Articles, This Week at City Hall

This Week: Security Solutions for Meyerland Apartments; Capital Improvement Plan Approved; Quality of Life Committee to Meet Continue Reading »

Public Hearing: 2017 Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan

Jul. 14, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

On Thursday, July 20th, the Houston Planning Commission will host a public hearing to review proposed amendments to the 2017 Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan. This annually-reviewed document identifies the widths, speed limits, and building setbacks of Houston’s streets. The meeting will begin at 2:30PM in City Hall Annex Chambers (900 Bagby St, Public Level, 77002). Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Jul. 8, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Suspect Arrested in 07/03 Meyerland Fatal Shooting; Quality of Life Materials Available Online; Open Call for Artists for ‘Mini Murals’ Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Jun. 30, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Updates from Meyerland Crime Townhall; Houston Celebrates Independence Day; Increased service hours at Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library. Continue Reading »

Houston votes to join other Texas cities in lawsuit over new immigration law, Senate Bill 4

Jun. 21, 2017Texas Tribune

The largest city in Texas will join San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other local governments in a lawsuit against the state’s new immigration enforcement law. Continue Reading »

Houston Boasts Texas’ First Rainbow Crosswalks, Promoting LGBT Pride, Public Safety

Jun. 20, 2017KERA

The crosswalks in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood are really hard to miss — and that’s the point.

Crews were out Saturday painting the crosswalks at the intersection of Westheimer Road and Taft Street, and by Sunday morning, people were out taking pictures, the Associated Press reports. Continue Reading »