Big thanks to everyone who came out and helped on Monday, 1/15 with our MLK Day of Service in Frenchtown, Fifth Ward. Also thanks to Keep Houston Beautiful for providing the tools and Positive Black Males of Houston for partnering and providing us with such a good group of kids and parents who are committed to community service. Mark your calendar for the next clean-up, March 3rd, 2018…details will be forthcoming.
This Houston Chronicle article by reporter Alejandra Matos gives a straight forward breakdown of voting dates, locations, and ballot language. Please read to prepare for Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 local and state elections.
Here is a quick summary, but I encourage you reading the article.
There are 7 State of Texas Propositions dealing with tax breaks, lowering cap on home equity loan fees, limit of terms for appointed officials, giving the Attorney general time to prepare for a court ruling when an unconstitutional motion has been filed, and specific benefits for charitable events.
There are 5 city propositions for public services with NO TAX increase.
A – $1B bond to pay of city pension plans
B- $159M for police and fire department improvements
C- $104M for park improvements
D- $109M for multi service center and 4 health clinics
E- $123M for library improvements
F- Allows laws to make it easier to sell alcohol in the Heights by lifting 106 year old ban.
Thanks for reading and staying engaged in your voting rights.
-Your Precinct Chair 142 Chair
If anyone, regardless of where they live, needs assistance cleaning their houses, you must call 1-800-451-1954 and register your house. The deadline to register for this service is 9/15.
Volunteer to help families recover from Harvey!
Join the Fifth Ward CRC and neighbors helping neighbors to rebuild after Harvey! Registration is now open to help restore homes in the fifth ward and east end. We are hoping to be able to help three families per day to return to their homes and with cleanup in general – sign up to support here: http://signup.com/go/cZxsCny Shifts are four hours each and check in is at the FWCRC at 9:30 daily. Homeowners needing assistance can message Houston’s Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation to be added to the list of projects based on availability of resources, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com http://signup.com/go/cZxsCny For interested residents with damaged homes: We are currently only focusing on repairing homes in the 77020, 77026 and 77028 zip codes.