MAYOR TOM REID IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR MAYOR OF PEARLAND, TEXAS ON SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017







MAYOR PRO TEM GARY MOORE IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR PEARLAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION #3







SHERRY STOCKWELL IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR PEARLAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION #7







MIKE FLOYD IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR PEARLAND ISD TRUSTEE FOR POSITION #2






TRUSTEE JASON BURDINE IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR FBISD TRUSTEE FOR POSITION #1




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TRUSTEE KRISTIN TASSIN IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR FBISD TRUSTEE FOR POSITION #4






DR. SHIRLEY ROSE-GILLIAM IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE IN THE RACE FOR FBISD TRUSTEE FOR POSITION #4






THE KEY CANDIDATES PICTURED ABOVE IN THE 2017 FORT BEND ISD GENERAL ELECTION ARE ALL ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017: Jason Burdine, for FBISD Trustee for Position No. 1; L. Angelo DeCamps, for FBISD Trustee for Position No. 1; Kristin Tassin, for FBISD Trustee for Position No. 4; Dr. Shirley Rose-Gilliam, for FBISD Trustee for Position No. 4; K.P. George, for FBISD Trustee for Position No. 5; Lorena Duneas, for FBISD Trustee for Position No. 5. KEY CANDIDATES IN THE 2017 PEARLAND GENERAL ELECTION: Sherry Stockwell, a Businesswoman who is asking for your vote in the race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7; Mayor Tom Reid, the incumbent mayor running for re-election in Pearland; Gary Moore, incumbent Pearland City Councilman for At-Large Position #3. Early voting for the FBlSD General Election and the Pearland, Texas General Election will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The candidates pictured on this cover are not connected to one another unless otherwise noted. Call: (281)788-3033 to speak directly to the publisher. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All rights reserved. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE EARLY: Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Monday, June 17, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mayor Annise Parker Kicks Off Second “Make Safe Saturday” -- Projects Target Properties with Nuisance Violations

Mayor Annise Parker and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (18th Congressional District) 

Mayor Annise Parker Kicks Off Second “Make Safe Saturday”
-- Quarterly neighborhood cleanup projects target properties with nuisance violations

Houston Mayor Annise Parker was joined recently by civic leaders and residents in Near Northside for the City’s second Make Safe Saturday, a quarterly neighborhood cleanup initiative. Launched in March 2013, the program targets properties with city code violations for which the owners have received notices and have failed to take action to correct the problems.

“One way to make our neighborhoods safer and cleaner is to remove blighted properties that are not only eyesores but also harbor crime and vagrancy,” said Mayor Parker. “This initiative is a call to action to do all that we can to remove the hazards that threaten public safety and improve the living environment in our neighborhoods.”

“The Make Safe Saturday initiative is a positive step in our continued efforts to clean up our neighborhoods,” said Ed Gonzalez, City Council member for District H. “I believe that an active community is a safe community. Clearing these lots sends a message that we take pride in our neighborhoods and will work together to make them beautiful and keep our citizens safe.”

During the first Make Safe Saturday in March, City crews and community volunteers cleaned and secured 96 blighted properties. This second quarter effort will target 55 more dangerous and abandoned properties located in six City Council districts. The work will include the removal of trash and debris, boarding up of abandoned properties, graffiti abatement and mowing. The projects will be completed by mid-July.

“We’re happy to see the City’s proactive approach to helping neighborhoods address dilapidated properties,” said Diana Lerma, Northside Village Super Neighborhood advisory board member. “The property at 2022 Gano has been a top priority for our Super Neighborhood and we are relieved to see it cleaned up and secured. Working together we are tackling issues of greatest concern to our families.”

The next Make Safe Saturday is scheduled for September 2013. Donations of supplies and materials by local businesses are welcome. For more information, contact Andrea Jackson-Taylor at cleanup.don@houstontx.gov or 832.394.0660.
Make Safe Saturday is an initiative of Inspections and Public Service (IPS), a division of the City’s Department of Neighborhoods. To learn about IPS services and year-round community cleanup campaigns, visit www.houstontx.gov/ips.
Mayor Annise Parker hard at work on "Make Safe Saturday".