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Houston City Council
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy HTV
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Houston City Council today voted 15-0-1, with Larry Green out of the room and not voting, to support Green’s candidacy for the position of President-Elect of the Texas Municipal League for the 2018-2019 term.

Green has served on the TML's Board of Directors as the Director-at-Large for the City of Houston since 2015. The league will host its annual conference and exhibition on October 3-6, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Item Summary

“Mr. Green, we appreciate your efforts and your new position,” said Jack Christie. Listen (3:02)

Several other council members congratulated and voiced their confidence in Green.

The city council voted 14-2, with Robert Gallegos and Green opposed, to accept a work of art titled “Central Market-Houston” by Brendan O’Connell.

Gallegos said that he would rather see actual grocery stores open in the neighborhoods in need of them. Listen (1:06)

“What we need in District I are brick-and-mortar stores,” he said.

The city council voted 14-2, with Michael Kubosh and Greg Travis opposed, to order a $495 million bond election to be held on November 7, 2017. The bond includes four propositions, with $159 million to fund public safety improvements, $104 million for parks, $109 million for general permanent improvements and $123 million for library improvements.

The city council did not take action on the following two items:

  • Ordinance appropriating $14,000,560.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to Construction Manager At Risk Contract between the City of Houston and Morganti Texas, Inc. for new Public Works and Engineering Northeast Quadrant Building (Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0961), pulled from the agenda.
  • Ordinance appropriating $4,068,500.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to Peltier Brothers Construction, Ltd. by: PB, LLC its general partner for Lift Station Renewal & Replacement for Greens Crossing No. 3, Parker Street, and Fir Ridge Lift Stations, did not make it to the council table in time for consideration.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with Steve Le absent. Agenda

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