Houston City Council Agenda – February 24, 2020

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in the City Hall Chamber at 1:30 PM (public comment) and at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, February 12, 2019. The agenda includes items pertaining to the construction of pipelines, park construction projects, flood mitigation assistance, and contracts for water and sewer construction projects.

Agenda Item 12 is an ordinance approving and authorizing a Fifty-Foot Pipeline Easement for AMP Intrastate PIpeline, LLC (AMP) across certain areas owned by the City of Houston. 

Agenda 25 is an ordinance appropriating $1,000,000 out of Woodlands Regional Participation Fund, and $103,840 out of Parks Consolidated Construction Fund, granting contract amount to Forney Construction, LLC. 

Agenda 26 is an ordinance appropriating $45,066.74 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E, to ERC Environmental & Construction Services INC for the Interior Restoration Project set for South Central Police Station Administration Building. 

Agenda 27 is an ordinance approving and authorizing the transfer of an existing permit from Fairway Energy Partners, LLC to Convergence Midstream LLC to construct, operate, maintain, improve, repair, and replace two new pipelines. 

Agenda 28 is an ordinance approving and authorizing contract between the City and the Homeowners located at 7515 Wanda Lane, Houston, Texas 77074 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by Arkitektura Development, INC.   

Agenda 29 is an ordinance approving and authorizing the first amendment to the Homeowner Agreement between the City and the property owner(s) at 4951 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas for the Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project.

Agenda 30 is an ordinance approving and authorizing a Professional Engineering Services between the City of Houston and CP&Y INC., for Water Main Replacement at Midtown Area and Winslow Place, Dearbourn Place, Montlew Place and Lancaster Place Subdivisions and a fund of $2,077,954. 

Agenda 32 is an ordinance approving and authorizing fourth amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, INC., for the Surface Water Transmission Program and a fund of $2,820,400. 

Agenda 33 is an ordinance approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between the City and Lloyd, Smita & Associates, LLC for Wastewater Consolidation Projects and a fund of $44,000.

Agenda 35 is an ordinance approving and authorizing contract to Industrial Texas Corp for Well Sites and Re-Pump Stations and a fund of $11,390,000.

Houston Arboretum seeking to fill several positions

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center seeks to fill several positions: Natural Resource Specialist; Birthday Party Facilitator; Conservation and Restoration Summer Intern; and Ecology & Entomology Summer Intern. For full job descriptions and application instructions, visit houstonarboretum.org.

Houston Environmental News Update February 19, 2020

Vote! Picnic for the Park, The Messenger at Discovery Green, Environmental Career Forum, Houston Youth Climate Forum, Green Jobs, and more

Unless you live under a rock–which is especially difficult in the gumbo ‘soil’ in much of our region–you know that early voting has started in advance of the Super Tuesday primary elections on March 3, 2020. In addition to national races (president, senator, representatives), we have the opportunity to vote on many statewide and local candidates. 

Not sure whether you are registered or how to register? You can visit votetexas.gov or contact the voter registrar for your county (listed below).

As always, we encourage you to visit the League of Women Voters of Houston to learn more about candidates. The League, which is celebrating 100 years of service, is nonpartisan organization that believes in the power of every person to create a more perfect democracy–and they have a great voters guide.

Speaking of voting, CEC had the opportunity to hear from former Vice President Al Gore, as he launched the Climate Reality Action Fund’s nonpartisan Vote Your Future: Vote Climate at Texas Southern University with Dr. Robert Bullard earlier today. This campaign is building a national movement of climate voters, mobilizing young people, parents, and professionals across America to vote for their future and vote for real climate solutions. Start by registering to vote, then voting, and encouraging other people to vote (which you can do even if you are unable to vote). It was inspiring! 

Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.


Earth Day Houston

Earth Day Houston, part of the 50th worldwide observance, will be held at Discovery Green on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Science Career Forum

On Feb. 22, 2020, from 9 a.m.-noon, the Houston Community College’s Southeast Campus will host the 4th Annual Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Science Career Forum. Local experts will share their career pathway experiences, and offer tips and advice to help students navigate the transition to the working world. For more information and to register, visit constantcontact.com.


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