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Houston City Council approves ordinance to raze abandoned homes, resell land

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houstonians could soon see some real progress when it comes to abandoned homes plaguing commmunities across the city. On Wednesday, City Council approved a plan to buy up the blighted properties, demolish the buildings and resell the ... [Published KTRK TV - 9 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Council OKs program to raze blighted buildings

The Houston City Council on Wednesday approved a program to scoop up dangerous properties left to rot in so many aging neighborhoods, raze them and resell the land.Officials say the idea could more than double the number of buildings demolished each year, ... [Published Houston Chronicle - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Public weighs in on priorities for Memorial Park Master Plan

In a series of votes last week, Houston residents helped further refine the broad priorities that will shape the future of the 1,500-acre Memorial Park, considered one of the city’s “signature parks.”More than 2,000 persons have participated in the park’s ... [Published Memorial Examiner - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

City weighs proposed changes to allow Uber, Lyft to operate in Houston

HOUSTON -Houston City Council held a special meeting Tuesday on two controversial ride-sharing services. Uber and Lyft are smart-phone apps that work like a taxi service.Taxi drivers don't like it, but the city of Houston is another step closer to allowing ... [Published Click2Houston.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Council approves hoarding ordinance

I think they’re on the right track . The Houston City Council unanimously approved an anti-hoarding ordinance Wednesday without a clear idea of how it will be enforced. The ordinance, which does not apply to single-family homes, clarifies when ... [Published Off the Kuff - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

We are Texans Together

Post submitted by  HRC Houston Steering Committee members Lou Weaver, Diversity and Inclusion Chair and  Melissa Vivanco, Political Co-ChairHouston Mayor Annise Parker is expected to introduce a non-discrimination ordinance for consideration by the Houston ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Texas officials unclear on methods of enforcing new hoarding law

- The Houston City Council unanimously approved an anti-hoarding ordinance Wednesday without a clear idea of how it will be enforced. The ordinance, which does not apply to single-family homes, ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

City doubles Downtown Living Initiative cap to drive more residential momentum

Houston City Council approved an expansion of the Downtown Living Initiative, doubling the amount of residential units that could receive a tax break, according to reports.The cap has been expanded from 2,500 to 5,000 residential units, which means the ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Hoaders, Trash Keepers Beware Proposed City Ordinance

Photo by Camilo Smith If the inside of your home looks like this, times 20, you could be fined. Last week the Houston City Council presented a proposed change to an ordinance that would levy a fine on people who hoard. Not just the grandma who keeps a ... [Published Houston Press - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Undercover Houston Cops On Bikes Are Nabbing Drivers Dangerous To Cyclists

In Houston, cops are taking a novel approach to arresting jerks who cut cyclists off. They’re going undercover on two wheels, and when things get too tight for the law, they're calling in for support.In 2012, if you were cycling around the country, Houston ... [Published Fast Company - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

The Houston City Controller's Office has provided the official "class photo" of the current City Council.

Harris County Houston City Council photo provided by City Controller Ronald GreenThursday, April 03, 2014 Front, left to right: Mike Laster, District J; David Robinson, At Large 2; Ellen Cohen, District C; Richard Nguyen, District F; Ed Gonzalez, District ... [Published Guidry News - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council today voted unanimously to annex territory located in the vicinity of Aldine Westfield southeast of Richey Road.

The city will annex approximately 5 acres of undeveloped land in the area, which is immediately northwest of the city's existing city limits. The property is completely owned by Sicom Business Park USA, LLC, which requested the annexation, according to ... [Published Guidry News - Apr 02 2014]

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"I've talked to people and they came out to here, viewed the property. The police have come in and got some of the transients out, but nothing's happened" she said
...properties have sat vacant and tax-delinquent for many years, some of them for 20 years," said Katye Tipton , Department of Neighborhoods director. "They've got a really rotten building on them, nobody is interested in buying this thing; I wouldn't. So, the city goes in, we clean up the property. Within 60 to 90 days we'll take it back to sale. Now, it's a much more appealing property."
"The bully comes in and takes away the lunch money from all the drivers. We got drivers here for 10, 20 years" said Ramon Martinez, with Yellow Cab
"Trauma from a great loss often triggers an escalation in hoarding behaviors, said Randy Frost, on of the nation's leading researchers treating and studying the disorder. An estimated 2 percent of American's have the disorder, he said, although it often is most noticeable among elderly because they have had longer to accumulate things and people are more likely to check on them than other adults."

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Council OKs program to raze blighted buildings [Published Houston Chronicle - 9 hours ago]
Public weighs in on priorities for Memorial Par... [Published Memorial Examiner - 10 hours ago]
City weighs proposed changes to allow Uber, Lyf... [Published Click2Houston.com - Apr 22 2014]
Council approves hoarding ordinance [Published Off the Kuff - Apr 19 2014]
Houston City Council passes anti-hoarding ordin... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Apr 18 2014]
We are Texans Together [Published Human Rights Campaign - Apr 18 2014]
Texas officials unclear on methods of enforcing... [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
City doubles Downtown Living Initiative cap to ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 17 2014]
Hoaders, Trash Keepers Beware Proposed City Ord... [Published Houston Press - Apr 15 2014]
Undercover Houston Cops On Bikes Are Nabbing Dr... [Published Fast Company - Apr 04 2014]
The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hos... [Published Guidry News - Apr 04 2014]
The Houston City Controller's Office has provid... [Published Guidry News - Apr 03 2014]
Press Release - FAA Dedicates New Houston Air-T... [Published Ein News - Apr 02 2014]
Houston City Council today voted unanimously to... [Published Guidry News - Apr 02 2014]
THE SPIRIT OF DR. KING COMES TO HOUSTON: Long-A... [Published Forward Times - Apr 02 2014]
City Council to Vote Wednesday on Controversial... [Published Houston Press - Mar 25 2014]
Martha Wong She made history in Texas [Published Big News Network - Mar 21 2014]
Martha Wong: the Chinese American who made hist... [Published CHINAdaily - Mar 20 2014]
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX 18) – KeyWiki Progress... [Published Right Wing News - Mar 20 2014]
City council approves tentative agreement to en... [Published Click2Houston.com - Mar 12 2014]
Firefighters union ratifies no-brownout agreement [Published Off the Kuff - Mar 09 2014]
Endorsement watch: The Chron still loves Orlando [Published Off the Kuff - Mar 04 2014]
City, HFD Union reach tentative agreement to en... [Published Click2Houston.com - Mar 03 2014]
Cab companies push back on Uber/Lyft [Published Off the Kuff - Feb 27 2014]
Union Pacific Railroad begins construction work... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Feb 18 2014]
30 Day Out Fundraising Reports Roundup: State H... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Feb 14 2014]
Costco opens Feb. 6; looks to hire locally [Published Waller County News Citizen - Feb 05 2014]
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Council approves hoarding ordinance [Published Off the Kuff - Apr 19 2014]
I think they’re on the right track . The Houston City Council unanimously approved an anti-hoarding ordinance Wednesday without a clear idea of how it will be enforced. The ordinance, which does not apply to single-family homes, clarifies when ...
Firefighters union ratifies no-brownout agreement [Published Off the Kuff - Mar 09 2014]
Good . Members of the Houston firefighters’ union have signed off on a deal with Mayor Annise Parker that would prevent pulling firetrucks from service to help balance the Fire Department’s budget. “We’re very pleased that the union membership ...
Endorsement watch: The Chron still loves Orlando [Published Off the Kuff - Mar 04 2014]
They don’t love him enough to endorse him during or before early voting, but they do still love him. Orlando Sanchez [Republican] primary voters should give [County Treasurer Orlando] Sanchez a place on the November ballot. Sanchez, 62, is a ...
Cab companies push back on Uber/Lyft [Published Off the Kuff - Feb 27 2014]
The first Council action on updating the taxi and limo codes to accommodate Uber and Lyft went about as you’d expect . Houston City Council members struggled Tuesday to strike a balance between ensuring paid rides in Houston are available to ...
30 Day Out Fundraising Reports Roundup: State H... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Feb 14 2014]
Per Texas law, candidates for state office must file fundraising reports every six months. Additionally, any candidate in a contested election must file an additional fundraising report that reflects their holdings thirty days before voting begins in ...
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