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Chapter 19 Change in Plans

posted Mar 15, 2018, 5:30 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

As received from Mark Kirschke March 14, 2018 9:53 AM: 


The Administration just informed us that the special called joint TTI and RNA committee meeting to discuss Chapter 19 revisions has been postponed from Monday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. The item will NOT appear on the March 21 Council Agenda, but will appear on March 28 (and likely be tagged until April 4).  The administration JUST provided us with the attached data analysis in connection with the Chapter 19 revisions.  The Chronicle reported that this information was provided to Council last Friday, but that was not true (in fact, they just updated their article to note that due to Administration staff error, this was NOT provided to council).  We received it in the last 10 minutes for the first time. Please post/blast/share as you see fit.

 

Mark F. Kirschke

Director of Constituent Services & Communications

Greg Travis, Houston City Council Member District G



Memorial Drive Update

posted Feb 23, 2018, 5:48 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Attached is a DRAFT plan of the Memorial Drive project from Tallowood to Gessner. There is a section that replaces some pavement on Gessner to the south mainly the northbound lanes.

Reported by Robert Benz

IRS Harvey Safe Harbors

posted Jan 18, 2018, 5:20 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Open the link to review IRS Safe Harbors notification with guidance for taxpayers who suffered property losses related to Hurricane Harvey... 

Upcoming Meetings

posted Dec 9, 2017, 9:34 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Speakers are confirmed for our December and January meetings: 
  • December 18 - Jeff Lindner from the Harris County Flood Control District
  • January 22 - Robert "Skip" Richter from Harris County Horticulture Extension 
Meeting dates for the remainder of 2018 are February 26,  March 26,  April 23,  May 21,  June 25, no meeting in July,  August 27,  September 24,  October 22,  November 19  and December 17.

All meetings are 6:30-8:00 pm and held at United Methodist Church West Campus (The Gate), 13194 Memorial Memorial Drive. 

    Correction: Next meeting is November 20

    posted Nov 11, 2017, 1:51 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    Dear Members, 

    The next meeting date listed at the bottom of the October Agenda was incorrect. The November meeting will be on Monday the 20th. City of Houston Fire Chief Pena will be our guest speaker covering the Fire House 57 temporary closure and other topics. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

    Have EVERYONE call 3-1-1

    posted Sep 15, 2017, 6:37 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    The City of Houston administration is now indicating they are picking up storm debris based on 311 call volume, NOT on worst first, or anything that is needs based, or recognizes the sanitary sewer overflows that has inundated the west side’s debris.
     
    Our office has a simple ask for every single constituent: call 311; give them your address and tell them your storm debris needs to be picked up.  Please share this request in every way you think appropriate (website, email blasts, bulletin board, even put it up on Next Door; if you see your neighbor, ask them to call 311); mark your outreach EMERGENCY OR URGENT.  If they want call volume, it is now incumbent on every District G constituent to give them call volume.  Remember, you can call 3-1-1, email 311@houstontx.gov, use the start phone app, or go online at www.houston311.org.
     

    Please Limit Use of Water Until Further Notice

    posted Sep 4, 2017, 5:05 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    From Greg Travis, Houston City Council Member, District G

    Dear Friends and Neighbors:

    RESIDENTS IN IMPACTED AREAS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE LIMIT USE OF WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
     
    City of Houston Water's West District and Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment plants provide sanitary sewer services to areas in zip codes 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77077, 77079, 77080, and 77094.  Areas which are impacted by this notice are highlighted on the map below, all of which have been flooded.
     
    Residents in these impacted areas are asked to please help Houston Water conserve resources by NOT flushing or using extra water for showers, baths, laundry, dishes or toilets until further notice.  Houston Water is actively working to repair services. Updated information will be posted to www.houstonemergency.orgwww.Facebook.com/HoustonPWE
    and on Twitter @HoustonPWE.
     
    For questions and concerns, please call 3-1-1.


      
    ______________________________
      
    Greg Travis
    Houston City Council Member, District G
    900 Bagby, 1st Floor
    Houston, TX 77002
      
    Mailing:
    P.O. Box 1562
    Houston, TX 77251-1562
      
    Phone: 832-393-3007

    Buffalo Bayou Inundation Map

    posted Sep 4, 2017, 5:00 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    Inundation map scenario map as of Aug 2017 prepared by Harris County Flood Control District:

    2017 Home Elevation Grant Application Process

    posted Aug 6, 2017, 9:19 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    Announcement from Council Member Greg Travis regarding grant application process being formulated by the City. 

    Dear Friends and Neighbors:

    The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes.

    In order to be eligible for a grant, homeowners must have flood insurance from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program, the flood insurance must be effective at the time the grant application is submitted and be maintained throughout the grant process, and the cost to raise your home must be less than the estimated amount of future flood claim payments.

    The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 pm.

    Learn more at www.houstonrecovers.org

    You may also attend the 2017 FMA Home Elevation Grant Informational Meeting:

    Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

    Please visit www.houstonrecovers.org for frequently asked questions. For additional questions, contact the City's Floodplain Management Office at (832) 394-8854 or fmo@houstontx.gov 
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    Greg Travis
    Houston City Council Member, District G
    900 Bagby, 1st Floor
    Houston, TX 77002

    Mailing:
    P.O. Box 1562
    Houston, TX 77251-1562

    Phone: 832-393-3007

    Upcoming Water Main Replacement Projects

    posted Jul 22, 2017, 9:15 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

    Communications received July 2017 from District G with details covering water main replacement projects underway or planned. Refer to attached document for project maps and lists of impacted streets. 

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