Vol. 2, Issue 23 – 06.18.21


We held our first Pop Up event of the summer with the residents of Tanglewilde. See our follow-up with them in this edition. Council is set to decide on a water rate increase. Find out what this means for you and take time to give us your input in our survey. I have also included my official statement regarding the General Land Office and their distribution of funds in response to Hurricane Harvey, more specifically, the unequal distribution of those federal funds. See my statement here.

We are planning a career fair in August and have partnered with wonderful organizations to make this a success. Make plans to attend and/or participate as an employer or individual looking for work. Registration for employers will go live next week. Stay tuned for more information.

Happy Father’s Day from District F.

Tiffany D. Thomas
Houston City Council Member
City of Houston, District F

Introducing our Summer Youth Interns! We are excited to have them join our team and cannot wait to report back on their work.
Meet the Chief

You are invited to join District F in a Town Hall meeting with Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner.

Chief Finner was named Chief of Police in March. He has been a part of the force for 31 years. He will be reviewing his plans to address crime and provide an overview of activities within District F. This is an introduction to the Chief and an opportunity to learn how he is ready to lead our police force in addressing community concerns. Meet the Chief on Wednesday, June 30th.


Calling All Employers

We are partnering with area employers to participate in our career fair on August 14th. If you are an employer who has positions available please contact Cherrelle Duncan at cherrelle.duncan@houstontx.gov to participate.
Let’s get Houstonians back to work.

Council Member Thomas joined Mayor Sylvester Turner to present a proclamation to brothers, Jarmall and Jermell Charlo.

In a Juneteenth Day celebration on Saturday, June 19, Houston native & Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo will take on Juan Macias Montiel in a hometown headliner live on SHOWTIME.


City Council Considers Water and Wastewater Increase
Last week Houston Public Works brought to Council a plan that would increase rates for Houston residents. According to the department the recommended water and wastewater rates create a framework for a sustainable utility in alignment with the City’s priorities, stated in the Resilient Houston plan. This recognizes the critical role for the region as the owner of significant water rights granted by the State of Texas, the responsibility to serve Houston, recognition of Houston’s aging infrastructure, historic inequities in infrastructure investment, and the impact to each Houstonian – from financial impacts to clear and transparent customer service.Council is scheduled to vote on the increase this week. Here is what you need to know.

Houston Public Works is recommending that City Council adopt updates for water & wastewater rates to cover the increasing cost of service including:

  1. Resources to continue water & wastewater services
  2. Maintenance of water & wastewater infrastructure
  3. Reduced water main breaks
  4. Reduced sanitary sewer overflows
  5. Improved resilience against hurricanes, freezes & climate change
  6. Ability to comply with the Consent Decree
  7. Ability to comply with federal regulations rather than pay penalties for violations caused by lack of investment
What does this mean for Houstonians?It is estimated that over the next five years, about 60% of consumers would see about a $5 increase in their monthly bill beginning in July. This rate would increase over the next five years (see chart).

Single Utility Bill – Single Family Residential 5/8 Inch Meter with 3,000 Gallons Usage

For more information about the rate increase click this HERE.

We want your input. To take a survey click HERE.

To sign up to speak for public comments, please call the City Secretary’s Office at 832-393-1100. If you need translation services, please notify staff when registering. All speakers must register in advance (Monday, June 21st, 2021 by 3 p.m.).

Statement Regarding Inequitable Disbursement of Federal Funds by General Land Office
Houston Public Works Launches ‘Engage Houston’ Website

Houston Public Works has launched a public engagement website, EngageHouston.org. The site is designed to make it easier to find information about improvement projects in Houston. Users will have the option to sign up for updates via mail, email, phone, or text message.

“Engage Houston will give Houstonians real-time information and points of contact for questions related to improvement projects,” said Houston Public Works Director, Carol Haddock. “This website has streamlined how we deliver information and receive feedback from the community.”

The community is invited to setup an account and send feedback regarding design and current projects.

June is Junk Waste Month
Solid Waste Management Department’s junk waste collection crews will collect all debris placed out for collection in the month of June 2021.  This includes both junk waste and tree waste.
A few reminders:

  • No more than 8 cubic yards (about the size of a minivan) of junk waste may be placed at the curb for collection.
  • A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing, shingles, brick, plaster or concrete) generated by the resident.
  • Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant.
  • Solid Waste management is NOT allowed to collect any material that was generated by contractors.


Solid Waste crews are working to remain on schedule with the support of contractor crews, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused the residents, we’re making every effort to avoid delays in our service.


For more information visit us a https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/

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Hot Spot Update
Our Hot Spot Team has put in a lot of effort keeping our district clean. Please see our latest report for June 7-11th.
  • Total Work Orders Completed: 11
  • Total Man Hours Worked: 72
  • Tree Waste: 240 lbs.
  • Mattresses: 2
  • Furniture Waste: 4 pieces
  • Tires: 7
  • Trash Debris: 600 lbs.
  • Shopping Carts: 7
  • Bandit Signs: 423
  • Landscaping: 1500 square feet

Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee met on June 17, 2021.
Click here to view meeting.

*Fajita Flats has been updated to Friday, June 25th
Water Bill Questions 

Trash Pick Up Dates

HPD Beat Map – Beats, districts and locations of HPD stations and storefronts

HPD Patrol Stations and Storefronts Address, phone number hours of operation and directions to patrol stations and storefronts.

To Report a Minor Crime (Theft or Property Damage, under $5000) click the link: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/online_report.htm

Citizens Patrol Information

Office of the Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee

BARC Information