Houston City Council confirmed the Board of Directors for the recently created Hiram Clarke and Fort Bend Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ #25). The 7-member Board of Directors consists of the following confirmations:
- Rosemary Capetillo, Position 1
- Theadore Andrews, Position 2, and to serve as Chair
- George Anderson, Position 3
- Linda Scurlock, Position 4
- Homer Clark, Position 5
- Kevin Riles, Position 6
- Horace Allison, Position 7
“Overall, the TIRZ Board of Directors consists of a competent group of individuals whose professional skill sets will add leadership value toward implementing the TIRZ project plan,” states Council Member Green.
Economic development has been one of the cornerstone initiatives of Council Member Larry Green since coming into office in 2012. “The increment from the proposed TIRZ will allow those tax dollars to further work on infrastructure projects to foster economic development for the area. With the creation of the TIRZ, much needed commercial and residential development will begin to take shape, stated Council Member Green. The District K council office was able to collaboratively work with the Administration to produce this economic development tool for the Hiram Clarke and Fort Bend Houston community. “The TIRZ will not only foster economic growth for the area, but will complement the project plan as being implemented by the Five Corners Management District. This is an opportunity for dollars to be reinvested into the Hiram Clarke and Fort Bend Houston area with some type of local control.”
Council Member Green also worked with Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage to gain approval of the TIRZ within the Fort Bend Houston area. “The creation of this TIRZ within the Fort Bend Houston area will be a beneficial tool to galvanize economic development in the immediate area, attract new investments, attract new employment opportunities, and provide a better quality of life for the community involved. “Our Precinct office has a strong working relationship with Council Member Green and has always supported his advocacy efforts to assist the Fort Bend Houston community with economic development initiatives,” states Commissioner Prestage.
“With the confirmation of the newly appointed Board of Directors, the Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Houston TIRZ can start to address its project plan. This is a HUGE victory for the constituents of Hiram Clarke and Fort Bend Houston that will lead to a big impact for years to come,” states Council Member Green.