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Rebuild Houston Oversight Commitee & Meeting Schedule

posted Aug 24, 2011, 11:53 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Aug 24, 2011, 12:09 PM ]
Rebuild Houston Oversight Committee is up and running.  After a “retreat” and a couple of organizational meetings just to figure out who was doing what, all meetings ARE open to the public.  They meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room in the basement of City Hall, 901 Bagby.

For information about the RHOC, contact Ms. Jeri Brooks at (or District G).

1.     Ex-Officio Member:

Council Member Oliver Pennington (as Chairman of the City Council Flooding & Drainage Committee), Ex-Officio Member

2.     Appointed by City Council:

The following were appointed by City Council on May 11, 2011
(#1) Ms. Frances Castañeda Dyess (Term Expires May 1, 2013)
(#2) Mr. Dwight Boykins (Term Expires May 1, 2012
(#3) Mr. Edward Taravella (Term Expires May 1, 2013)
(#4) Mr. C.P. “Chip” Bryan (Term Expires May 1, 2012)
(#5) The Honorable Bert Keller (Term Expires May 1, 2013)

3.     Appointed by the Mayor:

The following were appointed by Mayor Parker on May 18, 2011:
(#6) Mr. Gilbert A. Herrera (Term Expires May 1, 2012)
(#7) Mr. Theldon Rudolph Branch, III (Chairman) (Term Expires May 1, 2013)
(#8) Ms. Ann Lents (Vice Chair) (Term Expires May 1, 2012)
(#9) Mr. Jeff E. Ross (Term Expires May 1, 2013)


Program Financing – Chair Gilbert A. Herrera, C.P. “Chip” Bryan
    • Financial Structure
    • Review and recommend changes to the W.A.T.E.R. fund usage fund
Planning & Programming – Chair Jeff Ross, Ann Lents

    • Review the initial 10 year Rebuild Houston plan in the 1st half of CY2012 and recommend any changes
    • Evaluate the execution of projects and recommend changes to the process and priorities
    • Review the criteria established by Public Works and Engineering to prioritize street and drainage projects and recommend any changes
Implementation & OM – Chair Bert Keller, Edward Taravella
    • Monitor the appeals process and if necessary suggest procedural changes generally applicable to the process
    • Organizational structure (Rebuild Houston)
    • Green Infrastructure Initiative
Mentoring Programs/Job Training – Chair Dwight Boykins
    • Creation of Mentoring Program (Small Business)
    • Creation of Job Training, apprenticeships/internships in partnership with education, business, non-profit and labor organizations
Communications/Brand Development – Chair Frances Castaneda Dyess
    • Review community communications of all projects and recommend improvements to Public Works and Engineering
    • Develop brand for Rebuild Houston
    • Create a forum that ensures citizens are informed of projects priorities and have an opportunity to input their views