Vol. 3, Issue 6 – 03.18.22
DISTRICT F NEWS
COUNCIL DISTRICT SERVICE FUND CALL OUT

We want to hear from you! We are taking suggestions for projects that need to be funded throughout the district. Please use the links below to submit recommendations for us to review. Based on survey results, submissions will undergo a field investigation to determine feasibility.We will follow up within 60 days with a response on what can move forward.  If you have trouble completing any form, please email Districtf@houstontx.gov

All suggestions are due by April 3, 2022. 

Street Lights: https://form.jotform.com/220624209191146
Let’s light up District F together by identifying locations that could use streetlights. Take a look at your neighborhood, parks, intersections, and submit your request here. 

General Recommendations: https://form.jotform.com/220765528971162
Use this form to submit recommendations for ARA, Parks, Public Works, public benefit initiatives, etc.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Update as of March 17th

Tree Waste Operations: March 18, 2022
If your service day is the 4th week of March, place your debris at the curb.

Recolección de Arboles: 18 de Marzo de 2022.
Si su día de servicio es la 4ª semana de marzo, coloque sus despojos en la acera.

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center web page or call 3-1-1. You may also use the following resources.

Facebook – Updated daily
Link: City of Houston Solid Waste Management – Posts | Facebook

HTX Collects- an app used to update you about your service in real-time. You can also use the link on the website to get an update.

Link: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/htxcollects.html

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

DISTRICT F COUNCIL ITEMS

No council meeting was held this past week due to break week. Please watch Houston Television to watch previous meetings.

Council meeting will resume on March 23, 2022.

To View City Council Agendas
To Watch Videos of Previous City Council Meetings
COMMUNITY NEWS
THE CITY OF HOUSTON IS LAUNCHING THE EQUITY INDICATORS PROJECT BY ASKING FOR YOUR COMMENTS TO ONE IMPORTANT QUESTION: WHAT MAKES A COMMUNITY EQUITABLE? 
Houston is the most diverse city in the nation, but despite the strength of our diversity and multiculturalism, Houstonians experience vast racial and ethnic disparities. The Equity Indicators Project   will facilitate broader conversations on equity and inclusion, take active steps to measure disparities, and have leaders across multiple sectors be held accountable for taking action to increase equitable outcomes for all Houstonians.The city is seeking feedback from community members to ensure that this project is reflective of Houston’s diversity and multiculturalism.  Visit houstontx.gov/equity to share your thoughts on what makes a community equitable between March 6 until April 2.

“In a city where 146 languages are spoken, we must use every tool possible to ensure that every Houstonian’s voice is being heard,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “This survey is a direct, impactful way to participate in making the city, its services, and its opportunities more accessible to people regardless of their background.”

The Equity Indicators project is led by the Planning and Development Department, Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability, and Complete Communities, and ties to the vision and framework for a resilient community outlined in the Resilient Houston strategy. The city has partnered with Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research using the methodology developed by CUNY- Institute for State & Local Governance to focus on key indicators for equity in Houston. The Shell Foundation has funded this initiative that focuses on six themes:

  • Economic opportunity
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Environmental and Climate Risks
  • Built Environment
  • Access and Inclusion

The data analysis will result in an overall Equity Indicators Score for the City of Houston.  The public, city departments, city programs, and community service organizations can track the score to document progress and change over time.  The numerical value is based on a 100-point scale.  A high score signifies Houston’s level of success toward building an equitable city, whereas a low score represents a high level of inequity and more opportunity for improvement.

A printed survey card will also be available at city locations. Houstonians with questions or needing assistance filling out the survey may call 832-393-6637.  For more information, visit Equity Indicators online at www.houstontx.gov/equity.

 

Applications are now live for the Mayor’s Hire Houston Youth summer program. All youth ages 16 to 24 in the Houston area can apply for paid jobs and internships in many kinds of industries, non-profit organizations and businesses as well as City of Houston government. Visit https://hirehoustonyouth.force.com/s/youth-registration to apply. Application extended to April 8, 2022. 

The program gives young people an opportunity to learn or build their job skills, network, earn a paycheck, and even save for college. This year, we have a goal of 12,000 jobs and we can’t reach that goal without your help. Help District F shine and encourage our youth and employers to participate.

Are you an employer looking for summer interns? Apply to be an employer here. 

ENGAGE HOUSTON

Houston Public Works has launched a new website which allows the public to follow projects, updates, and leave questions/comments. Please assist us with sharing the link below.

www.engagehouston.org

UPCOMING HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
Reading Local: Gwen Zepeda & Michelle Klump Author EventTuesday, March 22, 2022

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Houston Public Library – Central – Downtown

Let’s read local and hear from our community of writers. Former Houston Poet Laureate, Gwendolyn Zepeda re-visits her first novel, Houston, We Have a Problemawith debut author, Michelle Hillen Klump, who weaves a tale about a Houston-reporter-turned-mixologist in A Dash of Death. Customers can expect to hear a conversation between the two authors about their books and will have an opportunity to have books signed by the authors. Murder by the Book will be on hand to sell the authors’ books.

 

Critical Conversations: Urban Education and Equity

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

6:00pm – 7:00pm

This virtual event is free, but registration is required.

Join Ruth Lopez Turley, Director of the Houston Education Research Consortium and Associate Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Houston Public Library’s Larry Payne for a discussion on urban education and equity. If you would like to submit a question for Ruth Lopez Turley to answer, please include it with your registration.

 

Spring Fling

Saturday, March 26, 2022

11:00am – 1:00pm

Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Houston Public Library

Jump into Spring with HPL with a fun day at the library. We’ll be having music and bubbles! We’ll have an Adult Yoga session beginning at 12:00 PM by Black Swan Yoga inside with a performance of the Dance of the Insects by Young Audiences at 11:00 AM on stage. We’ll have live music hosted by DJ Caribbeats. We’ll have life-size games sprinkled about the Plaza with tabling with the City of Houston Health Department and the Game Cube Vehicle!

 

Vibe N Write: A Houston Poet Laureate Workshop

Saturday, March 26, 2022

11:00am – 12:30pm

Houston Public Library – Central – Downtown

Join Outspoken Bean for a free storytelling workshop set to original music by artist-producer Russell Guess.

RESOURCES

Water Bill Questions 

HTX Collects (Solid Waste App)

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