Vol. 3, Issue 20 – 08.19.22
Dear District F:

This week’s newsletter will focus primarily on promoting Saturday’s 2nd Annual District F Career Fair. What initially started as a response to get people back to work after the pandemic’s peak has evolved into one of the largest career fairs hosted by a council member in recent years.

If you are up early on Saturday morning, I will be promoting the event on KTSU 90.9 at 7 AM. Watch me on Facebook Live or listen on your radio.

Our event includes 5,000 jobs with wages starting at $15.00 an hour and 60+ vendors; today, nearly 800 individuals are registered and prepared to attend. Social media training will be every hour, and a firm will provide professional headshots at no cost. If you are interested in re-entering the job market – please consider attending. You might be surprised what and who you encounter. Check out our flipbook with a listing of jobs available.

Below you can review agenda items related to our district and city – most notably the recent vote to place a bond election on the November 2022 ballot. I voted in favor. NOTE: Bonds do not increase your taxes, and projects funded by the bond do not include streets and drainage per Ordinance No. 2011‐254.

Lastly, I had a backpack drive scheduled for August 20 after the job fair. Still, with the anticipated thunderstorms, Saturday, I and community partners have decided to deliver the 500+ backpacks and supplies to areas schools instead of asking families to risk driving in the weather: Emerson, Piney Point, Briarmeadow Charter Elementary, and the Alief ISD Education Foundation. BIG THANKS to DJ MR ROGERS, Houston Metropolitan Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Mansa Musa Inc, Heads Up Houston, Inc for your willingness to support the community and provide resources to families that have critical needs.

See you Saturday!

Sincerely,

Councilmember Tiffany

DISTRICT F NEWS
 
HOT SPOT TEAM HIGHLIGHT
WEEK OF AUGUST 8TH

Total Work Orders Completed: 31
Hotspot of the Week: 12100 High Star
Total Man Hours Worked:  64
Tree Waste: 270 lbs.
Mattresses: 12
Furniture Waste: 17 pieces
Tires: 25
Trash Debris: 330 lbs.
Shopping Carts: 19
Bandit Signs: 261
Landscaping: none

Schedule: Next week Kevin will work Tuesday & Thursday 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Wed. & Fri. evenings 5:30PM – 9:30PM, Saturday from 7:00AM – 1:00PM, and Sunday from 12:00PM – 2:00PM.

 
SOLID WASTE OPERATIONS UPDATE

As of August 4, 2022

Recycling services are ongoing for Week B. Please continue to leave your container at the curb.

Los servicios de reciclaje están en curso durante la Semana B. Por favor, continúe dejando su contenedor en la acera.

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center web page here or call 3-1-1. You may also use the following resources.

Facebook- Updated daily
Link: City of Houston Solid Waste Management – Posts | Facebook

HTX Collects- an app used to update you about your service in real-time. You can also use the link on the website to get an update.
Link: http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/htxcollects.html

 
ZOO TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE 

Our office is giving away Houston Zoo Tickets that will be eligible for use until the end of this year. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, 5 tickets per household. To contact us for additional information you can give us a call at 832-393-3002 or send us an email at DistrictF@Houstontx.gov. List will close by September 2nd.

Fill out the form for tickets here.

 
PUBLIC INPUT
Intersection Survey

We want to hear from you. Please take the survey below and let us know what intersections you would like to see improved in your community. The form will remain open until August 12th at 11:59 PM.

Click here to participate.

 
Agency / Partner Survey for the Freeze – Winter Storm Uri (DR-4586)

The City of Houston could receive funding to address the impacts of Winter Storm Uri that affected Texas in February of 2021 (the 2021 Freeze). To receive this funding, the City must assess the storm’s impact and unmet needs on the community and develop an Action Plan. The Action Plan will then serve as the grant application.  This survey will help the City understand the storm’s impact on organizations that serve low- and moderate-income and other vulnerable Houstonians and the broader community.  The form will remain open until August 12th at 11:59 PM.

Click here to participate.

 
Houston Freeze Survey – Winter Storm Uri (DR-4586)

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development department would like to hear from you about how the City should use $30 million of federal disaster recovery grants. The grants will be used to help Houstonians prepare for future disasters and to address unmet needs from Winter Storm Uri that occurred in February 2021 (the 2021 Freeze). The form will remain open until August 31st at 11:59 PM.

Click here to participate.

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

DISTRICT F COUNCIL ITEMS

August 1st
Item #10
Approval of final contract amount of $3,339,525.00 and acceptance of work on contract with T CONSTRUCTION, LLC. for FY2017 Clearing and Grubbing for Open Drainage Systems Work Orders .

August 17th
Item #13
Approval of election to be held on November 8, 2022 for the issuance of Public Improvment Bonds. Propositions are as follows:

Item #15
Tagged Approval and authorization of Loan Agreements between City of Houston and NHPF Caroline Conduit, LLC joined by NHP Foundation for construction of permenant supportive housing development 3300 Caroline Street.

Item #23
Approval and authorization of contract between City of Houston and FLOCK GROUP, INC dba FLOCK SAFETY for Automatic License Plate Recognition Services.

Learn more here.

 
Housing and Community Affairs Meeting on 8/16/2022.
 
Councilmember Thomas comments regarding 3300 Caroline and the NHP Foundation during August 17th City Council Meeting.
 
Councilmember Pop-off Comments during August 17th Council Meeting.
 
Councilmember Thomas issues Proclaimation to the Emerging 100 Houston Chapter.
To View City Council Agendas
To Watch Videos of Previous City Council Meetings
 
COMMUNITY NEWS
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX
For more information about Monkeypox click here.
 

MO AMER HOST PANEL BASED OFF NETFLIX SPECIAL

District F’s own Mo Amer invited Councilmember Thomas to be a part of a special conversation on faith and culture based off his new Netflix series MO – a love letter to Houston. His series is filmed in Houston and primarily in District F. Add this series to your list on August 24. You might see some of our local schools, stores and streets in the clips.
 
BRIARMEADOW WALKING TRAIL UPDATE
The District F Staff along with the project contractor SER and the Houston Public Works Department visited the new and improved walking trail in the Briarmeadow community. Above is the before photo and below is the currrent (2022) trail.
The District F Staff along with the project contractor SER and the Houston Public Works Department visited the new and improved walking trail in the Briarmeadow community. Above is the before photo and below is the currrent (2022) trail.
 
SUBSCRIBE TO NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATES

Phone messages in English and Spanishnotify residents about city services,new programs & civic engagement opportunities

Voice/text messages a convenient servicefor residents without easy access to internet sources
The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) invites residents to subscribe to Neighborhood Updates to receive brief voice or text messages in Spanish or English about essential services and resources.
The messaging service is for everyone, especially for seniors and others who may not have easy access to online information, persons with disabilities who need information in audio or written format, and residents who prefer notices in Spanish.

 

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS ATTENDS GHBA COUNCIL MEETING

 

COUNCILMEMBER WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALIEF SUPERINTENDENT H.D. CHAMBERS ON HIS RETIREMENT

 
NEW FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:TUITION-BASED PRE-K AND FULL-DAY PRE-K PROGRAMAlief ISD is now offering tuition-based Pre-K at all sites, including the newly opened Jefferson Early Learning Center and Jefferson Early Learning Center. Alief ISD’s innovative interactive Pre-K Program is a full-day program.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.aliefisd.net/reserve. Call 281-988-3100 for assistance. 

JG Consulting, the firm hired to conduct the Alief ISD superintendent search, wants to hear which characteristics and traits you’d like to see in the district’s next leader.

JG is hosting 5 Town Hall meetings so the community may share their feedback about the district’s next leader

 
 
 
 
Tickets are now available for our first ever #ToolTrot presented by Community Health Choice! Participants in the virtual step-a-thon will compete to get the most steps between September 1st – September 12th, with the chance to win one of six prizes.

Participating is easy! Just buy a ticket here https://tinyurl.com/3js6xckm, download the atlasGO app, and get ready to get those steps in!

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

CHECK OUT THE DISTRICT F CAREER FAIR FLIPBOOK

 

DISTRICT F FAMILY LOSSES HOME IN HOUSE FIRE 

 
On Monday August 15, 2022 several families lost everything in a devestating apartment fire. The families are extremly grateful that there were no casulaties due to this tragic incident. It is important to note that several Alief ISD students were impacted by this event. If you or anyone that you know who would like to support to in the families recovery please follow the story using this link.
 
 
 
Learn more here.
 
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE 2022 PEPSI BATTLE OF THE BANDS?

If you are a youth group or student in District F please complete the form if you or your groups are interested in attending the 2022 Pepsi Battle of the Bands at NRG Stadium on August 27, 2022.
 
Enroll Today in Alief ISD’s Award-Winning Schools!

2022-2023 Registration is open for Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade students new to Alief ISD, including incoming Pre-Kindergarten students entering the Full-Day Pre-K Program.

To apply online, visit www.aliefisd.net/reserve. Call 281-988-3100 for assistance.

 
HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
Fourth Ward, Motherward: Photographs by Elbert Howze
July 30, 2022 – October 8, 2022A Virtual Evening with Jasmine Guillory
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Family Storytime
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Texas Modernism(s): Houston/ Dallas in the 1930s
August 27, 2022 – November 5, 2022

A Virtual Evening with Ilona Andrews
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Banned Books with Nick Bruel!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022