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Houston City Council
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy HTV
Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Houston City Council today voted unanimously to enter into a development and construction agreement with the Astros Golf Foundation and Memorial Park Conservancy, Inc. relating to Memorial Park Golf Course.

The proposed scope of work, which comes at a cost of $13.5 million, includes redevelopment of the golf course designed to meet the standards required by the PGA Tour. The golf course will be closed for the duration of this work, which is targeted to begin this month and be completed in the fall. Item Summary

Prior to the vote, two proposed amendments were withdrawn from the ordinance.

The city council voted unanimously to confirm the mayor’s appointment of Adam J. Williams, Clint McManus, and Dian Nostikasari and reappointment of Toloria M. Allen, Neil Bremner, Kristine Anthony, Clark Martinson, Yuhayna H. McCoy, Mike Vandusen, Oni K. Blair, and Robin Ann Holzer to the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt the City of Houston Homebuyer Assistance Program guidelines for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt City of Houston Multifamily Rental Program guidelines for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

Amanda Edwards cast the lone opposing vote on an item executing a land exchange with the federal government, acting by and through the Secretary of the Air Force, for tracts of land on or adjacent to Ellington Airport.

Jerry Davis cast the lone opposing vote on an item awarding a $2.1 million contract to Brenntag Southwest, Inc. for the supply of liquid ammonium sulfate for Houston Public Works.

The following two items were delayed by the use of the tag rule:

  • Ordinance awarding Professional Services Contract to Hagerty Consulting, Inc. for the Coordinate Complex Terrorist Attack Program for the Mayor’s Office, tagged by Michael Kubosh.
  • Ordinance approving and authorizing contract for Legal Services with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP for Legal Representation of the City of Houston, tagged by Kubosh.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with Steve Le, Dave Martin, and Brenda Stardig absent. Agenda

City Controller Chris Brown and Finance Director Tantri Emo presented their reports on the current financial status of the city to the city council. Listen (11:50)

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that Houston Astros star and 2017 World Series Most Valuable Player George Springer and Georgia Congressman John Lewis will serve as grand marshals of the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Grande Parade, which will be held on January 21. The mayor also talked about the funeral for Jazmine Barnes, the seven-year-old girl who was fatally shot last Sunday.

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