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Inside District I Newsletter

In June, my office hosted a community meeting to hear from TxDOT officials on their plans to move I-45 from the west to the east side of downtown. Construction could begin as early as 2021. As you know, I represent the two communities that will be most affected – East End and downtown – by…

Inside District I Newsletter

In February, my office launched a six-month pilot initiative to pick up shopping carts abandoned on public property in District I. We partnered with the Solid Waste Department to conduct the collections Monday through Friday on a twice monthly basis. A similar pilot is also underway in Councilman Mike Laster’s District J in southwest Houston….

Community meeting on TxDOT’s I-45 project

Join Houston Councilman Robert Gallegos and TxDOT officials at a community meeting on Monday, June 26th (TONIGHT) regarding TxDOT’s proposed plans for re-routing and widening I-45. The proposed project would include: Reconstructing mainlanes and frontage roads Rerouting of I-45 in the downtown area to be coincident with I-10 on the north side of downtown and…

What’s Next for METRO… It’s Up to You!

METRO is embarking upon the development of a new regional transit plan – METRONext – and they need you to be a part of it! Their transit system must help people get to where they need to go today, as well as in the future. They welcome your ideas on how to better serve the…

Review Latest Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Resources

With hurricane season underway, we encourage you to review the 2017 Hurricane Preparedness and Safety page. Flood Safety Checklist Hurricane Safety Checklist Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood If you have any questions and concerns please contact Mark Baker, Senior Corporate Major Gifts Officer, American Red Cross at Mark.Baker@redcross.org.

Dump the Pump – Thursday, June 15th – FREE Rides on METRO

On Thursday, June 15th, “Dump the Pump” Day will be held. This annual national initiative raises awareness about the benefits of using transit and encourages people to ride transit instead of driving and save money. METRO will provide FREE rides on local, park and ride and light rail service all day. Take a look at…

Inside District I Newsletter

Last month I joined council members, county commissioners, state legislators, and grassroots organizations from across Texas at a press conference on the steps of the Texas Capitol to denounce Senate Bill 4 (SB4), which the governor signed into law on May 7. Every major city in Texas, including San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and El Paso…

Reporting Suspicious Activity Helps Keep Houston Safe

While there are no specific or credible threats to the Houston area, the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security wants to remind residents of their role in preventing terrorism. Preventing Terrorism The best way Houston area residents can help prevent terrorist attacks from happening is to be vigilant of their surroundings and report…