Issue: The City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department has submitted the Memorial Drive project for federal funding through the Houston-Galveston Area Council. H-GAC prioritizes regional projects for federal funding based on benefits. The prioritization process includes opportunity for public comment. Public comment is taken into consideration before final approval of funding decisions. It is important for H-GAC to understand that there is strong public support for the Memorial Drive project.
Requested Action: Submit
public comments in support of the Memorial Drive reconstruction
project during the 30 day open comment period which runs from March 6, to April 5, 2013. Sample templates are in the files at the bottom of this article, and points to include in your comments are below the line. Please personalize you comments to point out a benefit that may be specific to you or your HOA. There are examples below for residents whose children need to cross Memorial to go to elementary school.
Transportation Public Information
Houston-Galveston Area Council
P.O. Box 22777
Houston, TX 77227-2777
Please cc: the Memorial Super Neighborhood at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make sure your comments are incorporated in the public comment for the project.
Visit the Memorial Drive CIP project page if you would like to review what has happened to date or look at project documents.
There are also two in-person meetings being held on Tuesday, March 19th
at H-GAC. One meeting is from noon until 1:00 pm and the other is from
6:00 to 7:00 PM. Please share this information with others. More information on the H-GAC Transportation Improvement Program and the meetings.
Below is important data to reference in public comments.
We have worked closely with the City of Houston in the design of the Memorial Drive reconstruction project.