The Thomas Telegraph – Vol. 1, Issue 16, 10-22-2020
Vol. 1, Issue 16 – 10.22.20
DISTRICT F OFFICE
District F Youth Leaders are ramping up for their inaugural Virtual Youth-Led Conference, featuring keynote speaker Congressman Joaquin Castro, on Saturday, November 7th from 9AM – 2PM and would like to invite you to attend this exciting event!
A shaft (large unfinished hole) on the side of the road at the Westpark and W Houston Center Blvd intersection is expected to be filled by the end of November.
The following will be implemented this Friday, October 23rd.
2 westbound lanes will open at the Westpark and W Houston Center Blvd intersection.
Construction on Westpark is shifting west to S Dairy Ashford
Westbound (Westpark): two-way traffic, on the north side of the road
Eastbound (Westpark): two-way traffic on the north side of the road
Northbound (Dairy Ashford): Restricted to ONE lane (one lane each direction) on the east side of the road; opens up to two northbound lanes after the intersection
Southbound (Dairy Ashford): Restricted to ONE lane at the intersection; transition to ONE lane through the intersection, to the east side of the road with two-way traffic (one lane each direction).
Construction at this intersection will last approximately 4 months. It is advised that you plan an alternate route for your commute.
Diversion Package #1
Implementation of a wastewater line to plan phased consolidation of facilities (lift stations).
Low impact project that runs along an easement and will produce minimal disruption
Expected to last through Spring 2022
For the project map, timeline, and FAQs, click on the image.
METRO is offering free round-trip rides to the polls on Oct. 17th, 24th, 26-29th, and Nov. 3rd. For more information, click on the image.
LINK Houston is offering METRO passes to voters for non “ride free” days to get to the polls. For the flyer containing more information, click on the image. For the Spanish flyer, click here.
The City of Houston’s Rental Assistance Program is still accepting enrollment from landlords and renters. To receive up to $2,112 for past due rent, apply here.
If your landlord does not want to enroll in this program, visit this portal to enter your information.
Tenants that need to request assistance for past due rent of September and October will be able to do so at the end of October. Please check back then.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhas issued a nationwide eviction moratorium, effective through December 31, 2020.
In order to be covered by this moratorium, you must sign and submit a declaration to your landlord. The moratorium and declaration are available here in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, and French.
If the Rental Assistance Program does not cover the full amount that you owe to your landlord, please ask your landlord to enter into a payment plan. Templates are available here. For guidance on how to speak with your landlord about this topic, click here. For additional tenant resources, click here.
FREE COVID-19 Testing at Crump Stadium extended through November 30th
Complete Communities is about improving neighborhoods so that all of Houston’s residents and business owners can have access to quality services and amenities. It is also about working closely with residents who want to help their communities reach their full potential. Projects have been identified thanks to your participation in the previous public meetings. Now, we are asking you to help us in the implementation process by selecting one project you would like to see completed in your community (see picture below). Text one number from 1 to 16 to 608-583-3985 by Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Be part of the implementation process. Sign up for one of the Alief/Westwood Working Groups at the link below: https://www.letstalkhouston.org/alief-westwood-strategies-projects/survey_tools/work-group-sign-upLet’s Talk Houston is the Planning and Development Department’s new online engagement platform. We created this site to make it easy for you to participate in decisions and provide ideas and feedback on plans and projects underway in your community. Whether you have 5 minutes or lots of time to share, your thoughts matter. Use Let’s Talk Houston to contribute your ideas and ask questions about featured projects at times that work best for you. A quick platform sign up will let you provide comments and suggestions, as well as receive updates about projects of personal interest.
KEEP DISTRICT F BEAUTIFUL
Thank you to April Pitarra and Cynthia Young of the Parkglen West community for being vigilant and submitting a request to our office to mow this vacant lot at the corner of S Kirkwood Rd and W Bellfort Ave. We would also like to thank the Department of Neighborhoods for their terrific work with this lot.
The Solid Waste Department is asking for your input as part of their long-range solid waste management planning process. The input you can provide is important, valuable and will help the City create a plan that will improve the solid waste services provided; that protects Houston’s environment and contributes to making our community stronger. Please take the survey by October 31st. For more information on this plan, click here.
The City of Houston’s “Don’t Let Houston Go To Waste” anti-litter campaign has kicked off! Please help us identify areas of waste: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a reminder, please remember to remove your trash carts from the curb after it has been collected. It is a violation to leave them out past collection day.
For comprehensive information on trash collection, click here.
October 13th – 30th Voting HoursDrive-Thru Location:
13803 Bissonnet St, 77083
For what to expect at drive-thru locations, click on the video.
24hr Non Drive-Thru Location:
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter Dr, 77042
Beginning Monday, October 19th through the end of the year, there will be an additional 110 officers deployed each day to saturate six hot spot areas that are driving the violent crime numbers. Those areas are: