City Council Redistricting
The City of Houston is assessing population growth within the eleven City Council Districts to make adjustments to Council boundaries based on the 2020 Census. Public input is an important part of the process. According to https://www.letstalkhouston.org/redistricting, the redrawn districts will aim to:
MPNA encourages you to learn what is taking place regarding redistricting. You may submit your own redistricting plan, or you may propose that certain voting precincts, neighborhoods, or locations be included in a specific district by July 20.
- Maintain relatively equal population numbers
- Be composed of whole county voting precincts
- Have easily identifiable geographic boundaries
- Maintain communities of interest/neighborhoods
- Be compact and contiguous
- Avoid packing (diminishing voting power by calculated demographic concentration) or cracking (diminishing voting power by calculated demographic dilution)
To provide your comments, opinions, and/or redistricting plan, email Rupesh.firstname.lastname@example.org (through July 20), or attend one of the three public hearings that will be held in City Council Chambers:
- Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am or 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, July 20, 9:00 am
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions and go to Let’s Talk Houston.
Safe Streets and Roads for All Program
The Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Goodman Corporation are currently taking public input to identify dangerous pedestrian/mobility locations. The map below shows the Midtown TIRZ (gray area) that extends into Museum Park at several critical locations including near Hermann Park and at US 59, where construction to suppress the highway will likely begin in 2023. Please use the survey tool to give your input.
The linked presentation briefly describes the Safe Streets and Roads for All Program, project boundaries, methods, and goals.
Use the survey tool to help identify dangerous pedestrian/mobility locations.
Keep the survey handy, comment often!
Houston Veterans Seeking Musical Instruments
Do you have any musical instruments that your kids have outgrown or left behind? Is your clarinet gathering dust? Maybe your daughter has moved on from keyboard to flute?
You can help our U.S. Vets by donating your unused musical instruments and band equipment so they can learn an instrument and even start their own band! Or maybe you have a musical gift and would like to donate your spare time to teach a local vet how to play an instrument?
Instruments needed include (but not exclusive to this list): Keyboards, Guitars, Drum sets, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Banjos, Trumpets, Ukuleles, Oboes. Also Equipment such as: Amplifiers, Microphones, PA Systems, Speakers, and Guitar picks.
Please drop off your instruments and/or equipment at the U.S. Vets building at 4640 Main Street in Midtown. There is a secure location for donations. Ask for Keith Mixson and he’ll make sure the donations are distributed to the vets who can play or want to learn.
Don’t have an instrument to donate? Check with your office/corporation and start a drive! If you’re willing to donate your time to teach a vet how to play an instrument, please contact Keith Mixson at email@example.com.
Let’s honor and celebrate our vets and donate by this Independence Day, July 4, 2022!