An Update from Houston City Hall 

An Update from Houston City Hall 
Last week, I released my Strategic-Guidance.pdf (

It’s an honor to serve as Mayor of the greatest City in our nation. Over the last seven years we have faced many challenges from Hurricane Harvey to Winter Storm Uri to the COVID19 Pandemic. Through it all, Houston stands stronger than ever. We are better today than we were yesterday, and we’ll be better tomorrow than we are today. And that’s because we put in the work –  shared sacrifice – to make Houston the resilient City it is today. Our work is never done and over the next twelve months we will continue that progress.This strategic guidance document will outline my priorities: Public Safety; Complete Communities; Service and Infrastructure; Sound Financial Management; and Resilient Houston. These five key priorities have shaped the development of the budget since my first proposed budget in Fiscal Year 2017 and will guide the development of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 Budget.

No single priority can accomplish the quality-of-life Houstonians expect and deserve to thrive in this great city. Whether it’s improving and upgrading parks in under-resourced communities to improving public safety and reducing the harms caused by violent crime, every priority is key to the success of our City..

To support the development of this document nearly 2,500 Houstonians were surveyed. Houstonians shared their feedback on the priorities that are the most impactful and most important to their communities. Public Safety and Service & Infrastructure are recognized as priorities that are impactful and important across the City of Houston. I invite you to explore this document and learn more about the five priorities, the objectives for each priority, and key initiatives and action plans set forth to accomplish our goals.

The Week Ahead at Houston City Hall 
Monday: I will tour the newly opened Navigation Center in Houston’s Fifth Ward. Located at 2903 Jensen Drive, Houston, the center will provide bridge beds to a minimum of 350 homeless people annually, along with services to help them obtain employment and address health care needs, among other needs. The city’s partnership is with the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, which will operate the center. Read more here: Houston approves $2M toward operation of new homeless navigation center.

Tuesday:  I will welcome National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Houston Area Urban League President and CEO Judson Robinson, III, for an important announcement at Houston City Hall. The 2023 National Urban League Conference, returning to Houston after 24 years, will attract thousands of the nation’s most forward-thinking community and business leaders for four days of world-class speakers, informative workshops, dynamic entertainment, and networking events. Stay tuned for more information.

Houston celebrated the «Biggest Picnic in Texas» at Memorial Park on Saturday.  The day before, the Memorial Park Conservancy hosted a wonderful ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Kinder Land Bridge & Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Grand Prairie.
Please take time to visit the site with your friends and family. It is well worth your time. I want to congratulate Shellye Arnold, President & CEO, Memorial Park Conservancy, Rich  and Nancy Kinder, and everyone who helped design and create this incredible gem for the city of Houston.