Greg Travis 
  
Houston City Council Member
  
District G
January 7, 2016
To the Residents of District G:
  
 
Greetings from City Hall!
 
I'm Greg Travis and I am honored to serve as your new District G council member.  It's been an exciting first few days on City Council, and I'd like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself to you.  I also want to let you know about a new initiative announced by Mayor Turner this week which should have a positive impact on residents of District G.
 
I have lived in Houston since graduating from the University of Texas Law School 24 years ago.  I'm a longtime resident of District G and practice law at my firm, The Travis Law Firm, P.C., also located in the district.  I studied business, economics and philosophy at Westminster College and proudly served our country as an officer in the United States Air Force.  I've taught business law classes at Houston Community College and have been active in efforts to improve the criminal justice system.  Volunteering in the community is important to me, and I've thoroughly enjoyed serving as an instructor and coach at the Depelchin Children's Center as well as volunteering at Chain Reaction Ministries and St. Luke's Methodist Church.  I'm eager to put my skills and my enthusiasm to work for you in District G.

During his inaugural address on Monday, Mayor Turner announced his plan to cut turnaround time for pothole repairs to 24 hours. Starting January 18, all requests for pot hole repairs properly reported to the City of Houston via the 311 system will be repaired within 24 hours. For those repairs considered more extensive than a pothole, a prioritized list of pending repairs will be maintained by the director of Public Works & Engineering and made available to council members.  While in the past we have been told that a true "pothole" is smaller than a pizza box, this new 24 hour initiative will cover any pothole or other minor road defect smaller than 5 feet by 5 feet. 

You may report a pothole (and make a request for most city services) via 311 in four different ways:

(1) Phone: 713-837-0311 (or 3-1-1)
(3) Email: 311@houstontx.gov
(4) Smartphone: download the mobile 311 app from the city site ( http://www.houstontx.gov/311/) or from the Apple App site or the Google Play site, and use it to report matters directly to the City of Houston.

Please begin reporting potholes immediately.

I look forward to serving you at City Hall.  If you have an issue you need help with, please contact my office.  My staff and I are eager to assist you.

District G Staff:

Sallie Alcorn, Chief of Staff
Mark Kirschke, Director of Constituent Services & Communications
Kathleen Osborne, Constituent Liaison & Scheduler

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Sincerely,

Greg Travis
Houston City Council Member, District G
(832) 393-3007 (phone)
(832) 395-9571 (fax)