It doesn’t matter if you’re “FOR” or “AGAINST” the HERO Ordinance, you will be afforded the opportunity to speak if you sign up through the City Secretary’s office before this meeting. This opportunity will be afforded to you at the Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Houston City Council meeting. SO SIGN UP IF YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!!! The meeting will begin around 1:30 P.M., with the “PUBLIC SESSION” taking place around 2:00 P.M., during the meeting. The invocation and pledge will be conducted by Council Member Michael Kubosh, the At-Large Position #3 Council Member.
You can (CLICK HERE) to visit the City Secretary's website. Or you can call (832)393-1100 to reach the City Secretary's office by phone. The Houston City Secretary's office is located at 900 Bagby Street (downtown) in Houston, Texas. You can (CLICK HERE) to email Houston's City Secretary you request to speak at the meeting.
You should go to Houston City Hall located at: 901 Bagby (Downtown) in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. “If you want to attend the Houston City Council meeting I would strongly encourage you to arrive there early,” says Taylor. “This meeting is going to fill up quickly as those who are “FOR” and “AGAINST” the controversial HERO Ordinance are going to have the place packed – you can be sure of that,” Taylor says.
There will also be a 9:00 A.M. Houston City Council meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. However, there will not be a “PUBLIC SESSION” at this meeting. Council Member C.O. “Brad” Bradford, the At-Large Position #4 Council Member will be first up on the “POP-OFF” section at the Wednesday meeting.
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.
"I've spoken by phone to Charles X White, the founder of TPPAC and he's still going over the numbers and has not certified, or published the final results as of the date of this "BLOG POST", explains Taylor. "However, White has assured us that Ben Hall did in fact receive a majority of the votes that were cast by the "STRAW POLL" participants".
HOW WAS THE TPPAC "STRAW POLL" CONDUCTED?
2015 CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR
Mayor Annise Parker is currently serving her third and final term. She is term-limited and cannot run for re-election. A few of the key candidates running for Mayor of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election is as follows: Chris Bell, Bill King, Adrian Garcia, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Chistopher Legier, Sylvester Turner, Demetria Smith, Ben Hall, Victoria Lane, Marty McVey, and Stephen C. Costello. Early voting begins on Monday, October 19, 2015 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2015. THIS SEAT IS OPEN in the upcoming election.
WELCOME NEWS FOR HALL
"While we aren’t exactly sure how many votes were cast in this straw poll; winning the poll is welcome news for Hall and his campaign team as Hall seeks to gain momentum,” says Taylor.
THE MAYOR'S STATEMENT