Vol. 5, Issue 11 – 12.8.23
District F —
Have a great weekend.Sincerely,


Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas

HOTSPOT TEAM UPDATE

WEEK OF DECEMBER 8

Total Work Orders: 29
Hotspot of the Week:  Landscaping Richmond @ Gessner
Total Man Hours Worked: 72
Tree Waste: 390 lbs.
Mattresses: 5
Furniture Waste: 19 piece
Tires: 17
Trash Debris: 270 lbs.
Shopping Carts: 2
Bandit Signs: 93
Landscaping: 5,000 sq feet Gessner @ Richmond
System: 2 pending illegal dump site and 0 pending missed 1.5 pending landscaping locations as of 12.2.23
DISTRICT F NEWS AND UPDATES
CRIME STATS DOWN IN DISTRICT F
HPD provided the latest crime stats and it shows once again that crime is down across the city. Citywide, violate crime is down 7% and non-violent crime is down 2% compared to this time last year. In District F, violent crime is down 10% and non-violent crime is down 7%.

We thank HPD and all public safety partners for their work to make our communities safer. Councilmember Thomas has funded overtime efforts for District F’s Westside and Midwest HPD stations, launched a summer public safety series and works year-round to make our streets safer.

Click here to read the latest Crime by Council District Report.

CROSSWALK RESTRIPING UPDATE
Klentzmann Elementary Crosswalk - Before
Councilmember Thomas initiated the restriping of crosswalks in front of District F schools at the end of October. As of November 30, 7 of 31 crosswalks have been completed, including: Betty Best Elementary, Elisk 9th Grade Center, Klentzmann Elementary, and Martin Elementary. Above you see the before and after at Klentzmann Elementary.
THE HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC.
RECEIVES PROCLAMATION
📷Jeff Syptak

On November 14, Councilmember Thomas joined her fellow members of the Houston (TX) Chapter of The Links, Inc. for a proclamation recognizing their ongoing efforts in the fight against human trafficking. Houston Chapter Links President Lorraine Winslow surprised Mayor Sylvester Turner with a Champion Award for his superb efforts and dedication to the campaign against human trafficking. Click here for more information on the Houston (TX) Chapter of The Links, Inc.

NLC CITY SUMMIT IN ATLANTA
Councilmember Thomas represented Houston at the 99th National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit in Atlanta on November 17. Councilmember shared her expertise on the panel “Governance Strategies to Improve Local Homeless Response Systems.” More than 7,500 representatives from cities across the nation attended the summit, making it the largest on record. Click here for more information.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS VISIT
Councilmember Thomas was honored to visit and speak with Service Leadership Society (SLS) at Harmony Public Schools on November 28. She had the opportunity to share her insights on service and leadership and learn from these extraordinary young leaders, as well. We’re happy to report that the SLS group passed their bill at the SLS State Conference in Austin.
BLACK ENTREPRENEURS WEEK
On November 29, Councilmember Thomas received the “Unlock Her Power” Award from Black Entrepreneurs Week. The weeklong conference celebrates Black entrepreneurship, empowers local underrepresented communities, and fosters entrepreneur-building initiatives. Click here for more information.
VIETNAMESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT
Councilmember Thomas spoke about Vietnamese American Business in Houston at the inaugural Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce event on December 2. District F is home to large and vibrant Vietnamese community of residents and businesses. Thank you to Chamber Chairman Peter Pham for the invitation. Go here to learn more about the chamber.
HOUSTON SHAOLIN TEMPLE RECEIVES PROCLAMATION
Councilmember Thomas, on December 5, proudly presented a proclamation to District F’s Houston Shaolin Temple. Master DaSifu plays a pivotal role in the community and will soon be partnering with Alief ISD to offer a martial arts after school program.
WHAM THRIVE CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE
In the spirit of community and holiday cheer, District F staff Kathy Reece and her family recently attended the Energy Corridor Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The event, held on December 7th, brought together residents, local businesses, and community leaders for a joyous evening filled with dazzling lights and festive activities.
WHAM THRIVE CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE
Councilmember Thomas joined leaders from District F’s West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) on December 8 for a press conference about the THRIVE Campaign progress. The campaign launched in May with the aim of raising funds to cover the costs of helping 5000 families over 12 months. Councilmember Thomas encouraged local chambers of commerce and philanthropic organizations to remember WHAM this giving season. Visit the WHAM website to learn more.
STREETLIGHT AND TREE CANOPY SERVICE
District F continues to solicit instances of overgrown tree limbs and streetlight outages. Fill out the form here.
FREE ZOO TICKETS
Please click here to request up to 5 zoo tickets for you and your loved ones. Tickets are valid until December 31, 2023 so get those requests in soon. (Note: These tickets are for regular admission, not the Zoo Lights.)
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
CM THOMAS SUPPORTS A CEASEFIRE IN GAZA
 
CM THOMAS PRESENTS A PROCLAMATION TO
THE HOUSTON (TX) CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INC.
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CM THOMAS PRESENTS A PROCLAMATION TO HOUSTON SHAOLIN TEMPLE
 
CM THOMAS SPEAKS IN FAVOR OF CHANGE TO STREETLIGHT ORDINANCE
 
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
PERMITS
 
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
There are several opportunities for you to engage with your neighbors and receive accurate information from community partners, elected officials, and public safety leadership regarding District F and the greater Houston area.

Super Neighborhood 17 (West Oaks and Eldridge): No meeting in December
Location: Eagles Trace Austin Square Catering Room, 14703 Eagle Vista Dr

Super Neighborhood 25 (Alief): No meeting in December
Location: Alief Neighborhood Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd

Westside PIP Meeting: Every 3rd Thursday at 6:30PM
Location: Westside Station, 3203 S. Dairy Ashford Street, 3rd floor

Midwest PIP Meeting: Every 3rd Wednesday at 7PM
Location: 7277 Regency Square Boulevard

Briarmeadow HOA: Every 2nd Tuesday at 6PM
Location: 3202 Freshmeadows Drive

Westmont Civic Club: Every 4th Thursday every quarter at 7:00PM
Location: Treemont Retirement Community, 2501 Westerland

Piney Point Civic Club: Every 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM
Location: Pilgrim Rest MBC, 3401 Jeanetta St

Huntington Village HOA: Every 3rd Thursday at 7:00PM
Location: Clubhouse, 9511 Cook Road

Tanglewilde Civic Club: Thursday, December 14 at 7:00PM
Location: Los Tios, 9527 Westheimer, in the meeting room