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Southwest Management District awards check to Crime Stoppers Houston

By Susan Pothanikat, Voice of Asia

PAGE 13 March 31 2017

L-R, Position 8-Stephen Le, Jr., Position 3-David Peters, Chariman-Kenneth Li, Tania Cruz- Crime Stoppers Houston, Vice-Chair-Steve Moore, Position 7-Rick Ogden and Position 5-Don Wang

HOUSTON - On Monday, March 27, 2017, the Southwest Management District (SWMD) held a regular meeting at the District office on Corporate Drive headed by its Chairman, Kenneth Li.

The meeting opened up with receiving public comments. Mary from the Sharpstown High School, requested support from the Southwest Management District to replace high school baseball equipment that was stolen. The board agreed to offer financial support to their only public high school in their district.

Other topics that were discussed were: review of monthly financial report and approve payment of invoices, conduct annual review of Investment Policy and adopt resolution regarding Annual Review of Investment Policy, adopt a list of qualified brokers/dealers with whom the District may engage in investment transactions.

Board members also discussed the participation in the Coalition for the Homeless, a project which is part of the City of Houston Mayor’s Street Solicitation campaign. Districts around Houston are requested to financially support the program to help stop homelessness in Houston. The Board members agreed that this is a major problem in cities across the nation and appreciated Mayor Turner’s efforts to find a solution to ending homelessness in Houston. “Meaningful Change Not Spare Change” is the program’s slogan. For more details on how to help, visit: meaningfulchange.org.

The Southwest Management District also discussed a request from India Cultural Center (ICC) to install solar panels at the Mahatma Gandhi Monument, in the amount of $1,950.00, along with any city permitting fees. ICC was able to raise funds for half the amount needed ($1900) but would like the SWMD to support them as the monument is located within the Southwest District. The Board could not come to an agreement on the financial request and will discuss further in the upcoming meeting.

Lastly, a check of $2,500 was presented to Crime Stoppers of Houston to help the Houston Police Department obtain additional information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of at least one male suspect still at large from the string of home invasions and driveway robberies targeting homeowners in the Sharpstown neighborhood. The District will continue to work with Crime Stoppers to develop an outreach program throughout the District. Additionally, staff will develop a policy for the Board to review that will streamline the process of funding future rewards.

For more details on Crime Stoppers, please contact, Tania Cruz, Marketing and Communications Manager, 832-849-1591. You can also visit them online at: www.crime-stoppers.org.