"It's imperative that we make it our business to elect the "BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES" who value us when we go to the polls to vote. The “HARRIS COUNTY STRONG” series published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications inside Houston Business Connections Newspaper© will consist of five newspaper printed releases and our “2018 HARRIS COUNTY MIDTERM ELECTION GUIDE” that will be released on the last day of Early Voting. PART ONE: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates and the “KEY 2018 CONTESTED MATCHUPS” for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. PART TWO: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates, but also features key thoughts from ministry, community, civic and political leaders on the upcoming Saturday, August 25, 2018, Harris County Bond Election. PART THREE: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates; but also spotlights the “KEY 2018 AFRICAN AMERICAN CANDIDATES” and the opponents they’re facing off against on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. PART FOUR: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates, but also features “SPECIAL MESSAGES” from the candidates who value, respect, and are seeking the vote of every Harris County registered voter. PART FIVE: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates, but also features “WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME OPEN-LETTERS” from the candidates who value, respect and are seeking the vote of every Harris County registered voter. THE ELECTION GUIDE: The “2018 HARRIS COUNTY MIDTERM ELECTION GUIDE” published inside Houston Business Connections Newspaper© by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications will be released on Friday, November 2, 2018, and distributed through Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 5PM to increase “ELECTION DAY” voter participation throughout Harris County, Texas. Please feel free to call Aubrey R. Taylor, at (281)788-3033 to discuss your inclusion. All Rights Reserved." -- AUBREY R. TAYLOR, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Monday, December 1, 2014

PEOPLE: Stephen C. Costello, Houston City Council At-Large Position 1 Cannot Run for Re-Election in the November 2015 Election


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What Houston Residents Need to Know about Houston’s City Council as We Move Forward to the Next Citywide Election

The City Council is the City's legislative body, with the power to enact and enforce all ordinances and resolutions. Eleven Council Members are elected from districts and five are elected at-large, by all voters of the City. 

The sixteen members of Council, along with the Mayor, act only by ordinance, resolution or motion. They adopt and may alter the annual budget and confirm the Mayor's appointments. Council is responsible for the appropriation and issuance of bonds, the awarding of contracts and the approval of City expenditures over $50,000. Council may lease or dispose of the City's real estate and may levy assessments against property. Council determines its own rules of procedure, and its meetings are open to the public. 

Sixteen Council Members are elected every two years, in odd-numbered years. Council Members are limited to serving three terms of two years each, with each term beginning on January 2 of the even-numbered year. Five Council Members are elected At-Large, or city-wide, while the other eleven are elected to geographic districts of roughly the same proportion of population. 

You can write to your Council Member at: 900 Bagby / City Hall Annex / First Floor / Houston, TX 77002. 

All Houston Residents Should Use These Guidelines for Attending, Speaking, and/or Viewing Houston City Council Meetings 

The City of Houston City Council agenda is published on Friday afternoon and details the actions that Council will consider at its meeting the following week. Per Houston City’s Charter, Council meets at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons and 9 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston 77002. 

The Tuesday session is devoted to public comment. The Wednesday session is for consideration of actions that require Council approval. Be sure to check the Council meeting calendar atwww.houstontx.gov/citysec/calendar.pdf since there are scheduled break weeks throughout the year and meetings that are consolidated due to holidays. 

Sign up to speak for Tuesday Public Session by calling the City Secretary’s office at 832.393.1100, sending an email to citysecretary@houstontx.gov or coming by the office on the public level of the City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby, Houston 77002 by 1:30 p.m. that Tuesday. Note: If a translator is required, please so advise when reserving time to speak. 

Each week’s Council agenda is available to view at www.houstontx.gov/citysec. Under the City Secretary and Other Relevant Links, you’ll find “Agendas, Etc.” Select the first link “Agendas of City Council” for the agenda and the second link “Agenda Backup” for all of the backup information associated with each agenda item.

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City Hall Annex 
900 Bagby, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.3014
FAX: 832.395.9472 

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