FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2018

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Public Input Needed: Approved Changes to Chapter 19, 
and Proposed Changes to Design Standards, Chapters 9 and 13

Houston, TX - City Council Member Dave Martin is requesting residents participate in providing public input on the approved changes to Chapter 19, and the  proposed changes to Design Standards, Chapters 9 and 13 , of the City's Code of Ordinances.  The City of Houston is looking for ways to redu ce the risk of flood loss for future development and redevelopment which requires revisions to Chapters 9, 13, and 19.   A s District E will be  impacted by new regulations, participation from residents is highly encouraged. 

CHAPTER 19 GUIDELINES
The City of Houston adopted amendments to Chapter 19 in April and has posted an updated draft of the guidelines for public review and comment through Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. These amendments will go into effect September 1, 2018. 
 
DESIGN STANDARDS
Design Standards (Chapter 9 and 13 of the Infrastructure Design Manual and the Building Code) impact detention, sheet flow and fill. Houston Public Works is seeking public input on proposed changes through Monday, July 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on these proposed changes, please click here
 
OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS
Houston Public Works will host several open house meetings to provide information and solicit feedback on changes to Chapter 19 Guidelines* and Design Standards.



PUBLIC INPUT AND NEXT STEPS
Public input on the amended changes to Chapter 19 can be made before Friday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m: 
Public input on  proposed changes to the Design Standards (Chapters 9 and 13) can be made before Monday, July 30 @ 5:00 p.m:
For more information, please contact the District E office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at  districte@houstontx.gov .


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