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Harris County
H-GAC Board of Directors
by John David Suayan
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to enter into an interlocal agreement with the City of Houston in the amount of $5,011,358 for qualifying stalled vehicle tow reimbursement supporting activities for the city’s incident management activities through December 31, 2019.

Under the agreement, H-GAC will reimburse Houston for qualifying tows to re-establish free tows from freeway segments within the city limits, at a reimbursement of $60 per tow. The H-GAC could also consider expansion of the program to all freeways in the eight urban counties if local governments desire to participate.

The board voted unanimously to approve a request for authorization to enter into a Local Project Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for receipt of funding for the Travel Demand Management, Marketing, Outreach, and Public Education Program. The program will provide education and resources for alternative modes of transportation in the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area for commuters, employers, local governments, and community organizations, with the goal of reducing peak period commuter trips and miles traveled, improving traffic mobility and improving air quality by reducing ozone-forming vehicle emissions.

The board voted unanimously to approve the H-GAC’s Investment Policy.

The board voted unanimously to approve the H’GAC’s Broker List. The qualified brokers are Chase Bank Investments, Bank of America Investments, Wells Fargo Investments, and TexPool.

The board voted unanimously to approve the H-GAC’s Accounting and Financial Policies and Procedures Manual.

The board voted unanimously to authorize a contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to continue implementation of the Regional Bacteria Reduction Plan and provide technical support.

The board voted unanimously to approve the following two H-GAC advisory committee appointments:

Frank Jordan to the Gulf Coast Economic Development District, nominated by H-GAC
George Buenik to the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Council, nominated by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

All other agenda items were approved unanimously. Agenda

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