Vol. 3, Issue 7 – 04.01.22
Read the full memo here
We closed Women’s History Month with a bang! On Tuesday, March 29, we honored the Women of Westchase for their dedication and service to the community. Congratulations to the following women.

  • Beverly Okosun, Quillian Center
  • Melissa Venegas, Tracey Gee Community Center
  • Irma Sanchez, Westchase Management District
  • Rayshell Ford, Westchase Management District
  • Sherry Fox, Westchase Management District
  • Kelly Aylesworth, Westchase Management District
  • Disa Lyon, Westchase Management District
  • Sonya Scott, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Kim Hogan, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Mercedes Santos-Garay, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Lisa Iparrea, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Verita Duncan, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Neysa Gavion, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Ella Clark, West Houston Assistance Ministries
  • Sharon Rayner, Minuteman Press Westchase
  • Amy Llorens, Minuteman Press Westchase

Click to watch the presentation

  • Total Work Orders Completed: 23
  • Hotspot of the Week: 12100 High Star
  • Total Man Hours Worked: 72
  • Tree Waste: 690 lbs.
  • Mattresses: 2
  • Furniture Waste: 12 pieces
  • Tires: 21
  • Trash Debris: 330 lbs.
  • Shopping Carts: 6
  • Bandit Signs: 127
  • Landscaping: 0 Sq ft.

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 [email protected]

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.


Update as of April 1st 

Those who receive 1st week Junk Waste collections, please leave your debris at the curb.

Aquellos que reciben recolecciones de basura pesada, por favor dejen 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

On Saturday, March 26, our office collaborated with Breaking Bread Saturday to provide over 200 meals, 2000 water bottles and 100 bibles to community members at Hackberry Park. We would like to thank Breaking Bread Saturday volunteers, the Houston Public Library, and Houston Police Department for their support in this endeavor.



While there were no specific items for District F, the following are notable items that passed and affect the City of Houston. 

Item #12- RESOLUTION establishing procedures, criteria, and rules for the consideration and establishment of Council Member District Boundaries following receipt of the Year 2020 Decennial Census Count as required by Article V, Section 3 of the Charter of the City of Houston, Texas; calling public hearings at which interested persons shall have an opportunity to be heard; providing for the publication of notice of such hearings; providing for severability; and making other provisions related to the subject

HEARING DATES – 9:00 A.M. – & 7:00P.M. – WEDNESDAY – JULY 13, 2022 and 9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY – JULY 20, 2022

Item #13- ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 21-236 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to the use of Electronic Smoking Devices (E-Cigarettes)

Item #29- ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement for Professional Planning Services between City of Houston and SWA GROUP to provide Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Funds for Professional Planning Services to develop a Lily Pad Master Plan, Implementation Toolkit, and a Conceptual Design for a minimum of one Lily Pad Pilot; setting a maximum contract amount – 1 Year with 1 six-month option – $367,140.00 – Grant Fund

View comments here. 
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MARCH 31, 2022

On Thursday the HCA Committee received updates and presentations from the City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department on the following:

  • Planning & Grants Management – Regarding an Ordinance authorizing the Submission of the 2022 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Finance – Regarding an Ordinance Appropriating $12,797,035.84 of TIRZ Affordable Housing Funds for single-family disaster recovery activities, as well as to administer HCDD’s affordable home activities.
  • Single Family –Regarding an Ordinance authorizing a Second.  Amendment to the Amended and Restated New Home Development Program (NHDP) Guidelines and Ordinance allocating $13,282,615.00 in Uptown TIRZ Series 2021 Affordable Homes Funds.
  • Public Services – Regarding an Ordinance authorizing a Third Amendment to the Contract between the City of Houston (City) and AIDS Foundation Houston Inc., an Ordinance authorizing a Third Amendment to the Subrecipient Agreement between the City of Houston and Access Care of Coastal Texas, Inc. (ACCT), an Ordinance authorizing a Third Amendment to a Subrecipient Agreement between the City of Houston (City) and SEARCH Homeless Services (SEARCH), and an Ordinance authorizing a Third Amendment to the Contract between the City of Houston and the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County (the Coalition).
  • Multifamily – Regarding an Ordinance authorizing up to $18,000,000.00 of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery 2017 (CDBG-DR17) funds, for a Contract between the City of Houston (City) and the Tejano Center for Community Concerns, Inc.
  • Directors Comments – Presented by Director, Keith W. Bynam.

Click here to view the meeting. Our next meeting will be held on April 19 at 10 a.m.


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.



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.


HPL Presents: Ladee Hubbard Virtual Author Event
Thursday, April 7, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us as we listen to Ladee Hubbard, author of Rib King, talk about her new book The Last Suspicious Holdout. A new story collection deftly chronicles poignant moments in the lives of an African American community located in a “sliver of southern suburbia.” This will be a virtual event. Registrants will receive a webinar link no less than 24 hours prior to the event.

HPL Presents: Tara Stringfellow
Tuesday, April 12
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Please join us as we listen to Tara Stringfellow, author of Memphis, speak about her debut fictional novel and poetry background. This will be a virtual event. Registration is required. Registrants will receive a webinar link no less than 24 hours prior to the event.

HPL Presents: Attica Locke and Tembi Locke
Saturday, April 16
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Attica Locke and Tembi Locke sit in conversation about their acclaimed work—the former’s Highway 59 crime fiction series and the latter’s From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home, a best-seller coming soon to Netflix. A moderated Q&A follows the talk.