KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND VOTING PRECINCTS FOR MAYOR TOM REID AND HIS CHALLENGER QUENTIN WILTZ IN THE SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 RACE FOR MAYOR OF PEARLAND, TEXAS


THE "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas is Mayor Tom Reid. Based on our research and study of this race Mayor Tom Reid should win. However, he must reach out to "ALL" Pearlanders to do so. Mayor Tom Reid beat his challenger Quentin Wiltz in the following voter precincts back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas: 12, 13, 26, 27, 28, 36, 46, 47, 51, 52, 61, 537, and 654. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is calling these voter precincts Mayor Tom Reid's stronghold-base. These precincts/neighborhoods must go to the polls in record numbers if Mayor Tom Reid is to emerge the victor on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The voting precincts won by Quentin Wiltz back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas were: 29, 44, 50, 54, 59, 60, 62, 67, 762, and 1134. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is calling these voter precincts the stronghold-base for Quentin Wiltz. These precincts/neighborhoods must go to the polls in record numbers for Quentin Wiltz to have a chance at unseating Mayor Tom Reid on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Don't forget to vote early!



KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND PRECINCTS FOR THE PEARLAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION #7 RACE BETWEEN DALIA KASSEB AND WOODY OWENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


The "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 is Woody Owens. However, anything can happen in this race if Woody Owens fails to reach out to voters beyond his current base. At first glance, the election returns look as if Dalia Kasseb should be the clear favorite -- but not so fast! A deeper review of the "PRECINCT CANVASS REPORT" for this race paints a very different picture of what actually happened back on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the General Election race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7. Don't forget that: VOTER PRECINCT 12 and VOTER PRECINCT 26 were won by G.C. Sonny Atkins.VOTER PRECINCT 27 was won by Sherry Stockwell. Keep in mind, VOTER PRECINCT'S 13, 28, 29, 36, 44, 50, 54, 59, 60, 62, 67, 762, and 1134 were won by Dalia Kasseb. Also keep in mind, VOTER PRECINCT'S 46, 47, 51, 52, 61, 537 and 654 were won by Woody Owens back in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7. And don't forget that Sherry Stockwell, G.C. Sonny Atkins, and Terry Gray -- three (3) of the candidates who also ran for the newly created Pearland City Council Position #7 seat are endorsing Woody Owens in the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election over Dalia Kasseb. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. 



KEY RUNOFF ELECTION BATTLEGROUND PRECINCTS FOR THE SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT #4 RACE BETWEEN CAROL McCUTCHEON AND QAISAR Q. IMAM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


The "PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE" in the race for Sugar Land City Council District #4 is Carol McCutcheon. In case you don't know: Carol McCutcheon beat Qaisar Q. Imam in the following voter precincts to make the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election: PRECINCT 4047 (172 to 16), PRECINCT 4064 (21 to 10), PRECINCT 4084 (42 to 23), PRECINCT 4119 (136 to 110), PRECINCT 4131 (41 to 27), and PRECINCT 4135 (85 to 64) according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. Qaisar Q. Imam beat Carol McCutcheon in the following precincts to make the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Runoff Election: PRECINCT 4102 (236 to 82), and PRECINCT 4129 (167 to 123) according to the Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office. Early voting begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Don't forget to vote early!



 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mayor Parker, Houston City Council Increase Minority/Women-Owned/Small Business Participation In City Construction Contracts Citywide Goal Increases To 34%

Mayor Annise Parker has spent many years in service to the people of Houston, with six years as a City Council member and six years as City Controller. She is the first person in Houston's history to hold the offices of council member, controller and mayor. This is her second term as mayor; and she is seeking re-election to a third in the 2013 Mayoral Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in the City of Houston. 


Mayor Parker, Houston City Council Increase Minority/Women-Owned/Small Business Participation In City Construction Contracts Citywide Goal Increases To 34%

HOUSTON -- Houston City Council has approved Mayor Annise Parker’s recommended enhancements to the city’s 30-year-old goal-oriented Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) contracting program. Due to council’s action, women-owned businesses will be reinstated to the program, the citywide participation goal in construction will increase from 22 percent to 34 percent and the Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprise program will be expanded to adopt the federal government’s definition of disability to be more inclusive of disabled veterans. The changes are the end result of a recent disparity study, conducted by a nationally-recognized firm, comparing the number of MWBE firms utilized on city contracts to the number of such companies available in the greater Houston area.

“The Houston business environment is as diverse as its population,” said Mayor Parker. “It is only fair that participation in city contracting opportunities reflect this diversity. These changes, which have wide support in the contracting community, will help ensure that historically underutilized small, minority and women-owned companies will get a fair chance to compete for city construction work.”

The City of Houston implemented its MWBE program in 1984. It remained largely unchanged until 2009 when a lawsuit required the removal and replacement of women-owned businesses with Small Business Enterprises until a comprehensive construction industry disparity study could be performed. The results of the study completed in April 2012 indicated a need for a significant increase in citywide MWBE participation in the construction goal, which reflects the availability of those groups in the Houston marketplace. The city, although not required to have a race neutral component to the MWBE program, has elected to continue a Small Business Enterprise program, resulting in an MWSBE program.

"We took a look at something created 30 years ago to make sure it works for today,” said Carlecia Wright, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Business Opportunity. “Everything we’ve been able to learn over the last three decades has gone into making the program better.”

In addition to the reinstatement of women-owned firms and the higher annual citywide participation goal in construction, OBO is implementing the following procedures to enhance the program’s effectiveness:

          - Review the MWSBE Program every five years
          - Expand the geographic boundaries to include two new counties:
               San Jacinto and Austin Counties
          - Revise the Good Faith Efforts Policy
          - Require contractors to submit their plans for meeting the good faith 
               efforts at the time of bid submission
          - Implement a three-year MWSBE certification
          - Standardize department accountability for monitoring of good faith efforts.

Only certified MWSBE firms are eligible to fulfill goal requirements on city contracts. City of Houston certification is also accepted by the following agencies:

          - METRO
          - Port of Houston Authority
          - Houston Independent School District
          - Houston Community College
          - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
          - Houston Housing Authority
          - Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
          - Texas Department of Transportation
          - Airport Transportation Agencies Statewide.

Visit http://www.houstontx.gov/obo/certification.html for more information on certification.