Houston City Council

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Name: Houston City Council
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Member Ellen Cohen appears on "Make It Happen With David Lorms"

Houston Council Member Ellen Cohen and Host, David Lorms - Aug. 28, 2014 - HOUSTON -- “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous” is what Houston Council Member Ellen Cohen said about how she and her late husband, Lyon, landed in Houston in 1977 ... [Published Prlog - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Women To Play Key Role In Upcoming Election

By: Nicole Blanton, NewsLab intern , August 22nd, 2014 02:43 PMState Senate candidate Rita Lucido speaks to a crowd of Wendy Davis supporters at a Women for Wendy event in the Heights.Democratic State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently ... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Downtown food trucks move one step closer to reality

Houston may be moving one step closer to being a food-truck-friendly city, at least in the downtown area.Houston Mayor Annise Parker plans to allow propane-fueled food trucks in downtown Houston, an administrative move that doesn't require the approval ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Houston may loosen the reins on food trucks

Houston’s reputation as a less-than-friendly city for food trucks may soon change.CultureMap reports that the Houston City Council plans to consider three recommended changes developed by a task force over the past two years.Two changes are part of fire ... [Published Houston Business Journal - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Wage theft victims call for new city ordinance, similar to Houston’s

- 11:53pmNews StaffDozens of labor activists, low- wage workers and public officials rallied Sunday at a downtown café to call attention to wage theft allegations.One in five low-wage workers in El Paso makes less than minimum wage - $7.25 per hour in ... [Published KDBC Channel 4 - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: Repeal Abortion Restrictions

As the restrictions passed last summer are challenged in court in Austin, Houston elected officials are calling for stronger federal protections of reproductive rights and the repeal of HB 2. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council recently ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council votes to let Uber and Lyft ride on

HOUSTON, TX – After all the controversy over regulations for upstart ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber, the city council voted to allow Lyft and Uber to legally operate in Houston.This means people like Dustin Vinas, who drives for Lyft, can continue ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Approves Uber and Lyft, But Imposes Regulations

HOUSTON, Texas -- On Tuesday the Houston City Council voted 10-5 to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in the city, so long as certain rules--those already applying to taxi, limo, and shuttle services--are followed. The two services allow consumers ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Approves Rules For Uber And Lyft

By: Gail Delaughter , August 06th, 2014 05:21 PMAfter several hours of debate, Houston City Council has cleared the way for app-based transportation companies to operate legally. Council approved the new ordinance by a vote of 10-5, with two council members ... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Houston City Council passes ordinance surrounding Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft can now operate in Houston legally.The Houston City Council took almost five hours to deliberate on all the different amendments and stipulations surrounding the transportation companies, which have been operating in Houston illegally despite ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Amendments Will Decide Fate of Uber, Lyft

Today the Houston city council will meet to consider a series of changes to Chapter 46 of the city code that would finally allow ridesharing services to legally operate. Though long overdue, the vote is a significant step forward for a city that earlier ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

LIVE: Results Of HERO Repeal Petition Review

Houston Mayor Annise Parker is set to announce Monday afternoon the results of the HERO petition drive that seeks to overturn the new law.Opponents of the city's equal rights ordinance submitted some 50,000 signatures to repeal the anti-discrimination ... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 04 2014]

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"As a group, we go to Washington every May to meet with the lawmakers and talk about how to promote Asian interests, such as better policies for minority small businesses, mortgage programs for new immigrants and the like. As a collective group, our voices will be heard; as individuals, we are more likely to be ignored" Li said
...Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was one of four winners honored at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea. "This is a great honor. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians" Mirzakhani said
"Houston residents and those who may come to Houston should have access to safe, legal reproductive healthhealth care" the letter states. It's sad that that's a controversial opinion to hold in America in 2014. It sucks that it even needs to be argued...
" We applaud Mayor Parker and the Houston City Council members for speaking out on behalf of their community , and call on elected officials across the U S to match their commitment to women rights, health, and well-being by urging Congress to pass the Women's Health Protection Act" said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the organization

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Houston City Council Member Ellen Cohen appears... [Published Prlog - Aug 29 2014]
Fight over 'special privileges' for transgender... [Published WorldNetDaily - Aug 28 2014]
Women To Play Key Role In Upcoming Election [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 22 2014]
Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together [Published CHINAdaily - Aug 22 2014]
Downtown food trucks move one step closer to re... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 22 2014]
Memorial City TIRZ to annex more streets for dr... [Published Memorial Examiner - Aug 21 2014]
Council Member Dave Martin Appointed to Houston... [Published Tribune Newspapers - Aug 21 2014]
And we (finally) circle back to food trucks [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 21 2014]
Houston may loosen the reins on food trucks [Published Houston Business Journal - Aug 20 2014]
New Website Created for Houston Spaceport [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 20 2014]
The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Dir... [Published Guidry News - Aug 19 2014]
Wage theft victims call for new city ordinance,... [Published KDBC Channel 4 - Aug 18 2014]
Fed Fund Breastfeeding; India May Bar Same-Sex ... [Published Womens Enews - Aug 16 2014]
Houston Mayor: Severe Texas Abortion Law Puts W... [Published Jezebel - Aug 15 2014]
Randle Law Office [Published Guidry News - Aug 14 2014]
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: R... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 13 2014]
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: R... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Aug 13 2014]
Houston Mayor Calls for Repeal of Texas Abortio... [Published Cosmopolitan - Aug 11 2014]
Dallas City Council Likely to Approve Uber and ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 10 2014]
Houston anti-Gay referendum 'invalid' - Anti-Ga... [Published Seattle Gay News - Aug 09 2014]
Lesbian mayor's campaign hits roadblock [Published WorldNetDaily - Aug 09 2014]
Effort to repeal Houston ordinance fails [Published Washington Blade - Aug 07 2014]
Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston [Published The Consumerist - Aug 07 2014]
TCRP Sues Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab [Published Austin Chronicle - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council Approves Uber and Lyft, Bu... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council votes to let Uber and Lyft... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council Approves Rules For Uber An... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council passes ordinance surroundi... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 06 2014]
Houston City Council Amendments Will Decide Fat... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 06 2014]
Houston City Council Amendments Will Decide Fat... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 06 2014]
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And we (finally) circle back to food trucks [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 21 2014]
We’ve done HERO, we’ve done vehicles for hire, what other high profile issues are there out there? Oh yeah, food trucks . I’d almost forgotten they were still an agenda item, but they’re back and they should be getting a vote soon. Proposed changes ...
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: R... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Aug 13 2014]
On September 1, the most stringent plank of last summer's abortion bill is scheduled to take effect, threatening to shut down almost every abortion clinic in Texas—but progressive leaders statewide are fighting to ensure that a pre-Roe Texas doesn't ...
Dallas City Council Likely to Approve Uber and ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 10 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- Appearing to follow in the footsteps of Houston, Dallas officials may soon give transportation services such as Uber and Lyft the green light. Last week  Breitbart Texas reported  that  the Houston City Council voted 10-5 to allow ...
Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston [Published The Consumerist - Aug 07 2014]
( Ben Schumin ) When Uber and Lyft opened for business in Houston, the same thing happened that has happened in many cities with existing livery industries: taxi companies freaked out and sought help from the city government. Now both ride-sharing ...
Houston City Council Approves Uber and Lyft, Bu... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 07 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Tuesday the Houston City Council voted 10-5 to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in the city, so long as certain rules--those already applying to taxi, limo, and shuttle services--are followed. The two services allow consumers ...
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