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Houston City Council
by John David Suayan
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Houston City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a contract to RBEX Inc., doing business as Apple Towing Co., for towing and storage services for seized vehicles for Houston Police Department.

The contract will last three years with two one-year options. Item Summary

The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of five police interceptor sedans, 75 investigative sedans, seven utility vehicles and one pick-up truck through the interlocal agreement for cooperative purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the State of Texas Procurement and Support Service Contract for HPD.

The city council took no action on the following three items:

  • Ordinance appropriating up to $46,114,987.70 in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Affordable Housing Funds for Single Family and Multi Family Affordable Housing Activities, including costs associated with the administration of the City’s Affordable Housing Programs, delayed.
  • Ordinance relating to the use of certain property located at 419 Emancipation Avenue (“property”) for the operation of a shelter facility providing emergency housing for persons displaced by Hurricane Harvey, tagged by Jerry Davis.
  • Motion to adopt recommendation from the Chief Procurement Officer to award to International Name Plate U.S., Inc. for Vehicle Decals and Decal Materials for the Fleet Management Department, delayed.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with all members present. Agenda

At his press conference following the meeting, Mayor Sylvester Turner said that it was the city’s first full week back since Hurricane Harvey.

To watch the press conference, Click Here

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