Category Archives: Projects

HPD’s new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”

In an effort to enhance language access between officers and community members, the Houston Police Department is in the process of developing a new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”. Community members would serve as volunteer translators and assist patrol officers responding to various calls for service. Communicators would need to be fluent in one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Sign Language To learn more visit HPD's website....
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What’s Next for METRO …. It’s Up to You!

METRO is embarking upon the development of a new regional transit plan – METRONext – and they need you to be a part of it! Their transit system must help people get to where they need to go today, as well as in the future. They welcome your ideas on how to better serve the needs of our current customers, as well as your help in developing strategies to attract new customers to the transit system. Now is the time to start planning for the future. Please see the attached meeting schedule and join them at an upcoming community...
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Mayor Turner Announces Meaningful Change for Veterans

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner announces a $2.3 million mental health grant for local veterans has been secured by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund valuable new programs and services for a community with one of the highest veteran populations in the U.S. The substantial grant also highlights the city’s initiatives which target veterans and the Meaningful Change campaign which aims to end chronic homelessness. “Wanting to help our veterans is...
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City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App

The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones using a free mobile application available for iPhone and Android. “We want parking in Houston to be as easy as possible,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The ParkHouston app lets Houstonians park, pay, and...
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