This week is break week for Houston City Council. Still, a lot is happening throughout our departments to keep the City on track working for you and to keep my administration’s priorities and initiatives moving forward. The city council will resume next week with a special meeting on Monday, August 21, followed by Tuesday’s public session and Wednesday’s agenda meeting. I look forward to seeing you at City Hall!
I am delighted to share some news in case you missed it:
Tuesday, the Houston Police Department announced a drop in the homicide rate; Homicides have declined in Houston in 2023, data shows. You can read the news release here. The same report also revealed that Houston Police Department response times outpaced most major city police departments. I credit Police Chief Troy Finner, the men and women of the department, and the success of the One Safe Houston initiative in helping us reduce crime.