May is National Bike Month and the City of Houston is celebrating. The City and Bike Houston are hosting a Bike to Work Day event with a celebratory bike ride. The ride will start at City Hall in Hermann Square at 7:30 AM and showcase a variety of bicycle facilities. Washington Avenue (shared lane marking), […]

Flooding, pensions, City finances and public safety were front and center as Mayor Sylvester Turner delivered his first State of the City before the Greater Houston Partnership.  In a major move designed to produce tangible results and instill confidence among residents, the mayor announced the selection of Stephen Costello to fill the new position of […]

Fitch Rating Agency has affirmed the City of Houston’s ‘AA’ credit rating and stable outlook. The decision follows Mayor Sylvester Turner’s announcement that he has closed a $160 million budget gap for the next fiscal year and started working on a long-term solution to the City’s pension funding issues. “We have worked hard to make […]

Utilizing a shared sacrifice approach, Mayor Sylvester Turner today unveiled a proposed Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund budget that eliminates a projected $160 million shortfall that was the result of cost increases, voter imposed revenue limitations, a broken appraisal system and the economic downturn. The budget totals $2.3 billion, which is about $82 million less […]


AIDS Walk Houston 2016 was a great success!  The first time the sun has come out in years!  It was such a pleasure to see some many Houstonians walking for a great cause! Me and KG hosting the kickoff festivities as DJ Honey B provided a musical party for everyone! Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke to […]

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that Houston has joined in a friend of the court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of President Obama’s commonsense and humane executive action on immigration. “I urge the Court to move quickly to overturn the lower court injunction that has stalled implementation of the President’s order,” said […]

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s commitment to finding more federal grant funds for the City of Houston is already yielding major results. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) announced Monday that Houston will receive $66.56 million to assist disaster recovery efforts following significant flooding during Memorial Day weekend and October of 2015. Houston’s grant is […]

Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced that he has accepted the retirement of Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, effective February 26, 2016.  McClelland was sworn in as a police officer in September 1977. He rose through the ranks at HPD and was sworn in by former Mayor Annise Parker as police chief on April 14, 2010. […]