Oct
21
7:00 AM07:00

First Day of Early Voting

Early voting in the 2019 General and Special Elections begins October 21st and extends through November 1st. Visit HarrisVotes.com for information on early voting locations and hours, Election Day locations and hours, and sample ballots.

Be informed and vote! To aid you in this endeavor, here are some useful links:

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Nov
1
7:00 AM07:00

Last Day of Early Voting

Early voting in the 2019 General and Special Elections begins October 21st and extends through November 1st. Visit HarrisVotes.com for information on early voting locations and hours, Election Day locations and hours, and sample ballots.

Be informed and vote! To aid you in this endeavor, here are some useful links:

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Nov
5
7:00 AM07:00

Election Day

Election Day for the 2019 General and Special Elections is Tuesday, November 5th. Visit HarrisVotes.com for information on your polling locations and sample ballot.

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Neartown Candidate Forum - City Council District C

Join the Neartown Association on Wednesday, October 16, as we hear from the candidates vying to represent District C on the Houston City Council.

Each candidate will introduce themselves and present their priorities as prospective District C Council Member. Each will also answer questions on five topics crucial to Montrose as well as the city as a whole:

  • Infrastructure

  • Mobility

  • Balancing growth with neighborhood needs

  • Public safety

  • City finances

The Forum will conclude with each candidate stating their plan to provide constituent services to residents of District C.

Early voting begins the Monday following our event - October 21st - and Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th. All residents of Neartown neighborhood associations, as well as other members of the Montrose community are invited to take advantage of this last opportunity to be informed!

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Oct
5
2:00 AM02:00

Mayoral Candidate Forum hosted by the Super Neighborhood Alliance

  • Houston Community College Central Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Super Neighborhood Alliance (SNA) will host a candidate forum in the Auditorium at Houston Community College Central Campus for Houston mayoral candidates seeking election this November. The SNA is a non-partisan organization and this will be a non-partisan event. The format will include prepared questions, and if time allows, questions from the audience. Topic areas will be: civic engagement, infrastructure, economic development, quality of life, and super neighborhood planning. You may submit proposed questions to snacoh@gmail.com.

Note change in start time. Meet and greet is no longer planned.

Noon - 2:00 pm: Mayoral Candidate Forum


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Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Public Meeting: New Montrose Library

  • University of St. Thomas, Jerabeck Athletic Center, Scanlan Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Houston District C City Council Member Ellen Cohen is hosting a meeting on Thursday, September 26th to discuss a proposal to build a new Montrose Library within an upcoming development on the corner of Montrose Blvd at Westheimer Rd. Participants will receive presentations on plans for the new, larger, library and expanded parking; the scope of the new development; the impact on the HPD storefront; and a possible partnership with the Montrose TIRZ for additional public parking and streetscape improvements. (Tokens will be passed out during the meeting to allow for free parking in the Moran Center Parking Garage (entrance on Graustark St).)

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Sep
24
8:30 PM20:30

The METRONext Bond Election - A Special Neartown Forum

There will be a significant transit referendum in the upcoming election. The ballot for voters in METRO’s service area will include Proposition A - asking approval to give METRO borrowing authority in order to fund the METRONext Moving Forward Plan over the next twenty years. Neartown invites you to to learn about this important ballot measure at our special forum on September 24 (the date of our regular monthly meeting), at The Montrose Center. Hear from METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman exactly what is in the METRO proposition, and understand how the METRONext Moving Forward Plan will benefit mobility in Houston and our Montrose neighborhood. We will reserve time for questions from the audience.

Please join us!

Helpful links:

More about the METRONext plan

Election info

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Aug
22
8:30 PM20:30

Where’s the Book on My House? How to Research Historic Properties

Curious about your home’s history? Don’t know where to start? The Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC - a special collection branch of the Houston Public Library) Architectural Archivist will give a basic overview of how to research a historic property, highlighting useful resources in HMRC collections. This program includes a tour of the Texas Room to introduce the public to our collections and how to access them through the reference desk. Parking is available under the Central Library building, with entry on Lamar Street. For questions, please contact HMRC at TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-1662.

Sign up for the HMRC quarterly newsletter.

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Aug
6
9:00 PM21:00

Positive Interaction with Police Program (PIP) – Central Division PIP Meeting

  • 1602 State Street Houston, TX 77007 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Central One Division of Houston Police Department (HPD) hosts a monthly PIP meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, to allow residents of Montrose to meet and interact with local HPD officers to discuss crime and safety within their neighborhoods.

Aug 6: Mr. Stephen Daniels from the Public Affairs Division will speak on ACTIVE SHOOTER: RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. This type of incident can happen at any place and at any time. Mr. Daniels will provide ideas to help you to think about what to do if a crisis like this happens.

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Jun
13
12:00 PM12:00

Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee Meeting on I-45 Project

There will be a Special Called TTI Committee meeting Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. to discuss the I-45 project. The agenda will include presentations by TxDOT, the City of Houston Planning & Development Department, and Central Houston, with public comment to follow. If you wish to speak, you may sign up at the meeting.

Please contact Julia Retta at Julia.Retta@houstontx.gov if you have questions or wish to receive email updates about TTI Committee meeting dates and agendas.

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Walkable Places Committee Meeting

The City of Houston Walkable Places Committee will meet 4-6 PM Tuesday June 11, 2019 at the City Hall Annex Council Chambers, 900 Bagby Street, Public Level.  The Committee is finalizing recommendations for City of Houston Ordinance changes to enhance the walkability of recognized areas. There will be time for public comment.

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May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium

The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium will host a symposium and social hour open to the public on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m

The symposium will feature brief presentations by leading researchers and authors on the consortium’s 2019 body of work. A social Q&A session will follow the presentations with authors, funders, and attendees. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public - registration is encouraged.





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May
2
12:00 PM12:00

Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee

  • City Hall Council Chambers (901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor). (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City Council TTI Committee reviews matters pertaining to the Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works Departments, as well as Rebuild Houston, Water & Sewer, Streets & Drainage, and water resources and conservation. The TTI Committee meets monthly on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers. Please contact Julia Retta at Julia.Retta@houstontx.gov if you have questions or wish to receive email updates about meeting dates and agendas.

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Houston Planning Commission Walkable Places Committee

The Walkable Places Committee is charged with considering issues and potential revisions to city ordinances related to planning environments that facilitate walking and create a sense of place by encouraging walkable development where appropriate. The Neartown Association president serves on this committee. The committee meetings are open to the public; time for public comment is reserved on the agenda.

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Cigna Sunday Streets - Midtown

  • Gray and Brazos Streets (see detail) Houston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cigna Sunday Streets Houston is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Cigna Sunday Streets Houston opens a stretch of streets normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. 

Midtown location: Gray St. between Baldwin St. & Brazos St., Brazos St. between Gray St. & McGowen St.

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Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

H-GAC public meeting on 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

H-GAC is receiving public comments on the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and transportation conformity from April 10 through May 10. The long-range plan prioritizes spending on regional transportation projects, including short and long-range strategies, to ensure our transportation network is safe and efficient. Transportation conformity verifies that the regional transportation plan and the transportation improvement plan are in agreement with federal air quality regulations applied to our region.

The April 24 public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. as an open-house session. A presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer session. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, a livestreaming option will be available.

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Apr
10
to May 10

2045 Regional Transportation Plan public comment period open

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) releases the draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and transportation conformity documents for public comment on April 10. The long-range plan prioritizes spending on regional transportation projects, including short and long-range strategies, to ensure our transportation network is safe and efficient. Transportation conformity verifies that the regional transportation plan and the transportation improvement plan are in agreement with federal air quality regulations applied to our region.

The official public comment period opens April 10 and closes May 10. A public meeting is scheduled for April 24.

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Apr
5
11:30 AM11:30

NEW DATE & VENUE: H-GAC High Capacity Transit Task Force at Transportation Policy Council

  • Houston District Office of the Texas Department of Transportation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The purpose of the April 5th meeting is to review the Draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and seek the Transportation Policy Council approval to obtain public comments on the plan. A key component of this presentation will be the High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force report on the economic impacts, cost benefit analysis, and project recommendations.  CoH Council Member and HCT Task Force Co-chair Amanda Edwards invites Neartown residents to this meeting to learn about the plans for the region.

The H-GAC Transportation Policy Council (TPC) has the responsibility of recommending and approving regional transportation projects. The High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force provides the TPC an opportunity to analyze the economic impact of transit on our region, and to provide for better regional coordination. The HCT Task Force will (1) identify a transit vision for 2045 based on travel demand and other considerations, (2) identify costs of these options and revenue sources, and (3) explain the economic impact for these options in an effort to formulate the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and a vision for the future of mobility in the eight county Houston-Galveston region.

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Mar
28
8:30 PM20:30

District C Annual CIP Meeting

  • Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual District C CIP Meeting, hosted by Council Member Ellen Cohen, focuses on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the City’s master document that prioritizes infrastructure improvement projects  that will take place city-wide over the next five years. Information tables and experts will be available before and after the meeting to answer specific questions and provide resources. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be archived online via HTV.

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Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

Houston City Council Quality of Life Committee

The March meeting of the Council Committee on Quality of Life will consider the proposed new boundaries for the Market-Based Parking Area, to include Midtown. (Parts of the East Montrose and Avondale neighborhoods extend into Midtown.) Time is allotted on the agenda for public comments. Following the committee meeting the Market-Based Parking ordinance will be finalized and readied to be presented to City Council for adoption.


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Mar
23
11:30 AM11:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for March 23: Flood Mitigation.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

City Council Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The TTI committee members review matters pertaining to the Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works Departments. The TTI committee meets monthly at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Julia Retta at Julia.Retta@houstontx.gov if you have questions or wish to receive email updates about meeting dates and agendas.

Update from chair’s office on Mar 15:

The agenda for the next meeting of the Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee, scheduled for Monday 18 March 2019 at 10:00 AM has been changed.  Item 4, “North Houston Highway Improvement Project and City of Houston Coordination” has been postponed.  Due to evolving details and ongoing progress, the session has been called back for 6-8 weeks, whereupon the subject matter will be presented in a special called TTI meeting dedicated exclusively to the project.  For questions or further information, please contact our office at 832-393-3013.

Updated agenda is linked below.


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Mar
16
11:30 AM11:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for March 16: Criminal Justice.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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