JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

Harris County Commissioners Court, August 29, 2023.
Harris County Commissioners Court, August 29, 2023.

Elections

Harris County leaders dismantle Elections Administrator’s Office

Posted on · Under Senate Bill 1750, the county clerk will take over management of elections, while the county tax assessor-collector will take charge of maintaining the county’s voter rolls.

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Transportation

METRO advances route for University Corridor bus rapid transit while pledging to improve community engagement

Posted on · Opposition from East End residents led to a divided vote among the METRO board, even after the regional transit provider appeased some community members by abandoning a plan for an overpass on Lockwood Drive.

Harris County Commissioners Court, January 31, 2023

Harris County

Harris County adopts plan to allocate $750 million in federal Harvey relief funds

Posted on · The plan would apply more than $500 million to projects approved in the 2018 flood control bond package, with another $150 million to be divided evenly between the county’s four precincts and the rest to go toward administrative costs.

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