District H News
Redistricting Public Comment Period Extended
The public comment period for the Proposed City Council Redistricting Plan has been extended to Friday, July 29th at 4:45 PM.

Email redistricting comments, suggestions, and alternate plans to Rupesh Koshy at rupesh.koshy@houstontx.gov. View the comment criteria here.

The City of Houston's Proposed Redistricting Plan is available to view on the City’s website at www.letstalkhouston.org/redistricting.
Council Member Cisneros encourages everyone to review the proposed District H boundaries here.
This Week's TechConnect Fairs
TechConnect Fairs provide opportunities for kids and families to explore interactive hands-on technology and other STEM activities at District H Park Recreation Centers. The Fairs are free, fun, and open to all! Learn more about Council Member Cisneros' TechConnect initiative here. Also, check out the program's new Instagram account here.

Proctor Plaza Community Center
When: Fri, July 22nd, 11am-1pm
Where: 803 W Temple St, 77009

Clark Community Center
When: Mon, July 25th, 11am-1pm
Where: 9718 Clark Rd, 77076

Fonde Community Center
When: Wed, July 27th, 11am-1pm
Where: 110 Sabine St, 77007
ZOOFARI Comes to the Near Northside
Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy invites you for an evening of Free Family Fun! The Houston Zoo will be at the school with some of their favorite animals. Everyone will have the unique opportunity to see the animals up close while learning fun facts about them.

When: Wed, July 27th, 6pm–8pm.
Where: 2101 South St, 77009
Friday Open Mic at Finca Tres Robles
Second Ward's Finca Tres Robles will be hosting an East End Open Mic night on their urban farm. The Mic is open and free to all artists, not just musicians, and sign-up begins at 6pm. The first performer will begin at 7pm with an intermission at 8:30pm.

Water will be provided and food will be available for a suggested donation. Any donations made will go towards the farm's Neighborhood Produce Program which provides subsidized distributions of locally grown produce, eggs, and meats for food insecure families in the East End.

When: Fri, July 22nd, 7–10:30pm.
Where: 257 N. Greenwood St, 77011
Independence Heights Neighborhood Resilience Plan
Join the Houston Planning Department, the Housing and Community Development Department, and Resilient Houston for Public Meeting #2 to work with the Independence Heights Community to develop a resiliency plan that helps direct future neighborhood-based investment in the most effective ways possible to reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Learn more, register for project updates, or share input on the Community Resilience Survey here.

When: Sat, July 23rd, 9am–10:30am
Where: Virtual, (Meeting ID: 880 2977 7646 Passcode: 387010)

Back to School Bash!
Register now for Comp-U-Dopt's Back to School Bash! Comp-U-Dopt partnered with HP to giveaway laptops, backpacks, and school supplies to K-12 students in the Greater Houston area on Saturday morning, July 30th. Registration is required. Sign up today at compudopt.org/houston.

When: Sat, July 30th, 9am-12pm
Where: Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence St, 77020
Take Care to Avoid COVID Infections
Houston’s COVID-19 Community Level is currently HIGH.
With cases and hospitalizations up, please consider:
Learn more at http://ow.ly/sm8O50IlXnQ.
METRORapid University Corridor Project
Learn about the METRORapid University Corridor Project at the upcoming virtual meeting on July 25th. The University Corridor begins at the Westchase Park & Ride near the intersection of the Westpark Tollway and the Sam Houston Tollway. It ends at Tidwell Transit Center, near the intersection of Tidwell Road and Highway 59. The meeting will provide an overview of the entire 25-mile-long METRORapid project.

When: Mon, July 25th, 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Virtual, register here
TXDOT Meeting: I-10 from Heights Blvd to I-45
TxDOT is proposing a project that would include improvements along I-10 from Heights Blvd to I-45. Two public meetings, one in-person and one virtual, will be held to present the proposed project, engage with the community, and receive public feedback. View more info here: English notice and Spanish notice.

When: Tues, July 26th, 5pm-7:30pm

When: Thurs, July 28th, 5pm-7:30pm
Where: (In-Person) 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007
Learn About TxDOT's 10-Year Plan
Hear about TxDOT's 10-year plan, The Unified Transportation Program, at the virtual public hearing on July 26th. To provide comments, please dial 888-378-4398, and enter the Passcode: 805838#.
More info here.

When: Tues, July 26th, 2pm
Where: Virtual (Make Comments: 888-378-4398 Passcode: 805838#)
Register by July 29th for an Automotive Career Opportunity
GRADcafé is helping individuals, 18 years and older, enroll in the T-TEN Automtiove Careers Program at San Jacinto College. Learn more about the program here and register for the program here.
Gun Buyback on July 30th
Mayor Sylvester Turner is partnering with County Commissioner Rodney Ellis to reduce the number of guns on our streets. The No-Questions-Asked Gun Buyback Program will be open to all members of the public. Once the weapon is collected, the person donating will receive a receipt to exchange for a gift card. Learn more about the program here.

This is just one component of the Mayor's comprehensive public safety initiative to combat violent crime. Learn more about other crime reduction initiatives that are part of One Safe Houston here.

When: Sat, July 30th, 9am-12pm
Where: Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Ave, 77004
Free Pet Adoptions at BARC
BISSELL Pet Foundation's Summer National #EmptyTheShelters event is running now through July 31st. Thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation, BARC is waiving adoption fees for ALL PETS.

Visit BARC's adoption center located at 3300 Carr St. from 12pm - 5pm to adopt a new furry friend. View pets available for adoption here and those needing a foster home here.
Need Additional Resources?
Check out our District H Resources Page for links and more information about available resources. Resources are updated every week.
Download the 311 app to your Android or iPhone. When you see an issue in your neighborhood, use the app to report it. You can even include photos! If you prefer to talk directly to a representative about your issue, or want to request information about City resources, birth certificates, elections, and more, call 713-837-0311. Remember: Always call 911 in the case of an emergency!