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The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

District J Responds...

I look forward to working directly with the Mayor's office and The Way Home to address specific instances of homelessness and panhandling in District J. Toward that end, I plan, in the near future, to host a meeting of members of our Southwest Faith Alliance - our local religious and worshiping communities, and neighborhood representatives - to address these issues in our area. I am hopeful, that together we can find solutions to these pressing issues.

-Council Member Mike Laster, District J

Mothers of the Park Cleanup

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The Mothers of the Park (Madres del Parque) will be hosting a park cleanup at Burnett Bayland Park on Saturday, March 11th at 3pm. A special thanks to Keep Houston Beautiful for helping with equipment. Come out and help our neighbors make this park shine!

"Sign Up and Save!"

Mayor Sylvester Turner is kicking off a series of free workshops aimed at preserving home affordability by helping homeowners identify and, if eligible, apply for property tax exemptions.

The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department will be working in collaboration with Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) and community-based organizations to host the Sign Up and Save workshops.

The following workshop will be held in District J:

March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star

Hope to see you there!

March on Crime

The "March On Crime" campaign was created in December 1984 out of growing concern over violent crimes committed in the Black community. The campaign then was expanded to include all citizens of Houston. The Houston Police Department has since held the March On Crime campaign every year in March dedicating their efforts to inform the general public about crime prevention tips.

They included Drug Awareness, Crime Stoppers, Neighborhood Watch, Personal Safety, Burglary Prevention and Crimes Against the Elderly and Juveniles.