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A Plan for Fixing City Permitting

On the campaign trail this year I have consistently heard complaints from Houstonians about the difficulty in getting building permits from the City. The complaints mostly centered on exceedingly long delays. Many reported waiting as long as nine months to get a...

Spend Every Penny of the Drainage Fee on Drainage

A joint City-County project that could significantly reduce flooding in Spring Branch is being delayed by Turner’s insistence that his cronies get more of the work. The neighborhoods in the vicinity of Neuens Road have repeatedly flooded due to poor, outdated drainage...

The City Does NOT Have a Balanced Budget

This week Channel 13’s Ted Oberg reported that early in the Turner administration 126 doctors and executives with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic made campaign contributions of nearly $90,000 on the same day. Kelsey, which is one of our City’s outstanding medical institutions,...

The Sleaze Just Keeps on Flowing from City Hall

About this time two years ago, many Houstonians were stranded in flooded homes, desperately awaiting rescue. Social media was overflowing with individuals begging for help. Many were forced to flee to any nearby high ground, including freeway overpasses. Some waited...

Turner’s Imaginary Memorial Detention Project

The Turner Administration has conceded that little has been done to prevent future floods since Harvey.  Turner and his surrogates have attempted to excuse their neglect by blaming the federal government for not giving them the money to do the necessary work. Turner...