On Friday, April 9th, Council Member Thomas received her vaccination and gave remarks at the first City of Houston-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination event to take place within the boundaries of District F. Thank you to Mayor Turner, Walgreens, The Church Without Walls, and all of the volunteers for making this possible, as well as to Congressman Al Green and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for their undying support and advocacy of federal dollars for this type of event.
Many thanks also go out to the Tzu Chi Foundation, the Mayor's Health Equity Response Task Force, Kroger, Jade Buddhist Temple for contributing to the 2,500+ COVID-19 vaccine shots administered from Friday through Sunday within District F!
And lastly, we would like to thank Keep Houston Beautiful, Super Neighborhood 25, and all of the volunteers for their incredible efforts on Saturday, April 10th with cleaning up the intersection of Alief Clodine Rd and W Houston Center Blvd.
On Tuesday, April 13th, Council Member Thomas presented a proclamation to Sewa International - Houston Chapterfor their community work in District F, with countless food and water distributions since the pandemic, and for their continuing dedication to serving the communities of District F.
Council Pop-Off Comments - 04/14/21
On Wednesday, April 14th, Council Member Thomas dedicated her pop-off comments to the variance request in the Briarmeadow subdivision.
Housing and Community Affairs Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 20th at 10AM Agenda
Public comment will be allowed via videoconference; no in-person input will be allowed. To sign up for Public Comment, please fill out the form located at http://bit.ly/AprilPublicCommentsSignUp before 12 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021. Only those who sign up in advance will be able to provide public comments during the meeting. Public speakers will receive a specific link that will allow them to be able to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting at their designated time to speak.
Chelford City Diversion Package #1
(along Westpark Dr)
Chelford City Pkg. 1- R-000536-024A-4 (West Houston Center to Dairy Ashford)
West Houston Center Blvd and Westpark Dr intersection is anticipated for opening in the week of 04/23/21.
Dairy Ashford Rd and Westpark Dr - shaft construction is anticipated to start the week of 04/30/21.
Westpark Dr - Contractor backfilling remaining manholes
Substantial completion is anticipated by 09/08/21.
Chelford City Pkg. 1 - R-000536-024-4 (West of Dairy Ashford)
Project started on 08/31/2020.
Construction is in progress along Westpark Dr.
Anticipated substantial completion 05/03/2022.
For more information on this Capital Improvement Plan project, click here.
DYNAMIC MESSAGING SIGNS
Dynamic Messaging Sign (DMS) installations are still in progress throughout the city. Please click on the map above to view the status of signs in District F (as of 4/14/21). Once installations are complete, the DMS will be integrated into a system at Transtar and will begin displaying weather and traffic messages to motorists.
CONSTRUCTION BID OPPORTUNITY
Project Name and Number: Harwin Park / F-000708-0020-4
Pre-submittal Meeting: Tuesday, 4/27/21 at 2 PM | Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 936-755 1521 17369330# | Conference ID: 173 693 30#
Pre-proposal Meeting: Tuesday, 5/25/21 at 2 PM | Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 936-755-1521 715517490# | Phone Conference ID: 715 517 490#
For those interested in being on this year's Steering Committee for the Youth Conference, please fill out this form (intended for youth ages between 15 - 18 years old). After you have filled out this form, please send your resume and cover letter to Idalid.Navarro@houstontx.gov.
Click on the form to report homeless encampments in our district. The Solid Waste Department will sanitize these sites to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is also now accepting proposals for the MBDA Federal Procurement Center Project. We invite you to review the full announcement, learn more about eligibility, funding, and locations.
Submit your proposal on Grants.gov by 11:59 pm, Eastern Time on April 17, 2021.
The MBDA is also seeking proposals to open and operate one of four MBDA Export Centers to provide technical assistance and business development to generate increased financing, contract opportunities, and greater access to new and global markets for MBEs. Learn more about the application process and deadlines by viewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity. They will accept submissions for the MBDA Export Center Project until April 22, 2021. For proposal details, please visit https://www.mbda.gov/mbda-2021-grant-competitions.
The City of Houston invites job seekers to the Turnaround Houston Readiness Fair, held virtually on Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2. Job seekers can chat live with hiring employers and resource organizations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday. To register, click hereand choose Turnaround Houston from the drop-down menu. Or, for more information, go to www.houstontx.gov/turnaround.
More than 700 job openings from dozens of employers will be available at this event. There will be positions available for all skill levels, and job seekers can also connect with hiring managers and company representatives, as well as find information about job readiness tools, training and continued education. Those who have criminal histories are welcome to attend.
The Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program at the University of Houston (UH) is committed to promoting the inclusion of HUB vendors in university procurements. The HUB Program ensures compliance with state HUB laws, assists UH departments in locating HUB vendors; as well as offering HUBs assistance to facilitate access and contracting opportunities.