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Houston, TX 77098
phone: 713-522-0590
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Blueprint Houston Newsletter - March 2004

Opportunities for Citizen Involvement:

Flooding & Drainage Committee Establishing Citizen Advisory Committee
The Flooding and Drainage Committee is establishing a citizens and stakeholder advisory group. Each Council member has been asked to nominate 3 individuals and 3 organizations to serve. If you would like to serve on this advisory group, contact your Council member and ask to be nominated. (The deadline is March 15) If you would like to notified of the Committee's monthly agendas, please send your email address to Tamara Jones in Councilmember Ada Edwards office. (tamara.jones@cityofhouston.net)

Public Hearing on the Regional Transportation Plan:
March 23 at 6:00 pm
at Houston Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane, Room A, 2nd Floor

On March 23, the Houston Galveston Area Council will hold a public hearing on the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP is an important regional plan that addresses two of the Citizens' Congress' top priorities: improving mobility and air quality. Once approved, the RTP will be a list of all the federally funded transportation projects in the region for the next twenty years. These projects address traffic congestion, new road construction and maintenance, mass transit, airport and port expansion, park and ride lots, etc. Thus, the RTP will establish a blueprint for an important part of Houston's future.

For more information go to www.2025plan.org where you can find a copy of the plan. The public is invited to comment via a public comment card on the web site or by speaking at the public hearing. The Transportation Policy Council is expected to approve the RTP at its April 23rd meeting.

Municipal Channel Airs City Council Meetings: City Council meetings as well as Council Committee meetings can be seen on the Municipal Channel (Channel 16).

  • City Council meetings are covered live every Wednesday at 9:00 am. And replayed every Thursday at 7:00 pm, and every Saturday at 12:00 am, 6:00 am, noon and 6:00 pm.
  • The public speaking sessions are carried live every Tuesday at 2:00 pm and repeated with the Council meetings at the above times.
  • City Council Committee meetings are carried live and occasionally replayed. Please see www.blueprinthouston.org for a list of Council committees, members and meeting times.

Flood Hazard Recovery Data Available at: www.tsarp.org.

"We want to provide the pubic and their communities as much time as possible to learn about the possible changes to the mapped floodplains and floodways in their area" said Mike Talbott, director of the Harris County Flood Control District. To schedule a presentation, contact the district's planning department at 713-684-4015.

Mayor's State of the City Address: www.ci.houston.tx.us/citygovt/mayor/2004stateofthecity.htm

Public Hearings for the FY 2005-2009 Capital Improvement Plan:
See www.cityofhouston.gov for schedule of remaining public meetings. Last year's CIP is available at http://www.ci.houston.tx.us/citygovt/mayor/budget/04cipadopt/.

To contact us: 3015 Richmond, Suite 201, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-522-0590, Fax 713-523-3057, E-mail