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The District Journal - September 14, 2018

Mayor Turner's Townhall Meeting on Ballot Items

ballot items

Mayor Sylvester Turner will be hosting a townhall meeting at the Sharpstown Community Center (6600 Harbor Town Dr.) on Wednesday, September 19th, 6pm, to discuss upcoming City-related items on the November ballot.

Proposition A is related to ReBuild Houston and Proposition B is related to Houston Firefighter pay-parity.

I hope you will join your District J office in attending this important and informative meeting.

Thank You,
Council Member Mike Laster

34th Annual Mayor's Proud Partners Awards and Breakfast

keep houston beautiful

Is there a civic minded project aimed at beautifying our City that you believe deserves recognition? The 2018 Mayor's Proud Partners Awards recognizes individuals, civic groups, and businesses who demonstrate civic pride at its finest. The time has come to submit applications for award candidates!

The awards are made possible through a collaboration with Keep Houston Beautiful. Ideal project candidates include ones focused on improving:

  • Youth
  • Broad-based community support
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Beautification or landscaping
  • Public/private partenerships
  • Neighorhood revitalization or cleanups
  • Long-term durability/sustainability
  • Active volunteer support and participation or employee activity above and beyond routine tasks
  • Educational programs
  • Recycling initiatives
  • In-kind sponsorships/donations
  • Innovative waste solutions

Please apply and learn more about the Awards Luncheon by clicking here. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2018.

Building Permits

building permits

Have you ever noticed structural work occurring on a property, and you weren't sure it had been properly permitted? There is a way to find out!

The City has an online portal to search for active structural permits. You can click here to visit the page. You have the ability to search by exact address, name, zip code and more, going back three years.

With the City issuing over $6 billion worth of permits in 2017, it is important for Houstonians to be our eyes on the ground concerning new construction. If you think that new construction is against the deed restrictions of your neighborhood, please let your District J office know so that we can ask the Legal Department to investigate.