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