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Houston City Council
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy HTV
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve the submission of an application to the Texas General Land Office and the acceptance of United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery funds for the 2016 flood events in the amount of $23,486,698, for the Housing Buyout Program.

 “Once any definitive action is taken then it will come back to council on those definitive steps,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. Listen (1:02)

Two years ago, the Houston area the Houston area had two devastating flood events resulting in two presidentially declared disasters. Item Summary

The city council voted unanimously to close out the Disaster Recovery Fund as created by Ordinance Number 2001-534 for the purpose of relief related to Tropical Storm Allison.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize a first amendment to the contract between the city and Antonio Ricardo Lacsamana and Kerry Lee Lacsamana, doing business as Nightingale Interpreting Services (formerly known as Nightngale Rehabilitation, Inc.) to extend the contract term from September 23, 2018 to September 22, 2019 for interpreter and closed-captioned services for the deaf and hearing impaired for the Houston Police Department and the Department of Neighborhoods.

The city council voted unanimously to accept the nominations of Rev. Dr. Steve Hall and Juan Vasquez to the Houston Land Bank.

An item consenting to the addition of 611.81 acres of land to the Harris County Municipal Utility District Number 489 was delayed for two weeks while approving a professional engineering services contract with Gunda Corporation, LLC was pulled from the agenda and not considered for action.

An item appropriating additional funds to the professional engineering services contract with Arcadis U.S., Inc. was also not considered for action since it did not make it to the council table in time.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with all members present. Agenda






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