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Mayor Parker Says Budget, Infrastructure, and New Police Chief Are Top Priorities

A ceremonial inaguration will be held this morning for Houston’s new mayor. Annise Parker officially took the oath of office over the weekend in a private ceremony. She chose to do it that way, because the mayor is required to take office by January 2nd. And by holding the public inaguration on a workday, Parker was able to avoid racking up a huge amount of overtime for all those city employees, such as the police, that need to be on hand during such an event. KUHF’s David Pitman visited with Mayor Parker while she was cleaning out her controller’s office a few days ago, and she told David that her top priority will be to make sure the city can continue to provide essential services with less money to go around.

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David Pitman

David Pitman

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David was HPM's local Morning Edition host from 2009 to 2020 — when he was moved to the position of Technical Director of Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, and Town Square with Ernie Manouse. David has extensive public and commercial broadcast journalism and production experience dating back to 1993 –...

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