During the past months, Council Member Green worked behind the scenes with the City’s Economic Development Office and the Parks and Recreation Department on a strategy regarding the acquisition of the land that houses the Westbury Community Garden.
An agreement to create a fund to be used where the Houston Housing Authority and the City of Houston exchange and transfer real property between them was reached. Upon conveyance of the property, the purchase price that would normally be paid at the closing will instead be credited to a separate credit account established at the City. The value of the properties included in this agreement will be subject to the appropriate appraisals.
“This is a triumphant victory for the Westbury community and the District K council office. I was honored to have played a part in this community-driven initiative,” states Council Member Green.