Office of Council Member Abbie Kamin

Office of Council Member Abbie Kamin Council Member Abbie Kamin proudly represents District C in the City of Houston. Council Member Kamin represents over 230,000 Houstonians.

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Happening now: #DistC is volunteering at the Montrose Center TGiving Drive Thru Celebration to provide pre-package Thank...
11/24/2020

Happening now: #DistC is volunteering at the Montrose Center TGiving Drive Thru Celebration to provide pre-package Thanksgiving meals, care bags, COVID-19 resources, and more. Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers for putting together this event!

“Sometimes it’s the little things [on Council] that may not be really exciting, but that can have a profound change on t...
11/24/2020
Houston rebid a contract to avoid using unpaid prison labor. Will Texas make a change too?

“Sometimes it’s the little things [on Council] that may not be really exciting, but that can have a profound change on the systemic and lingering effects of racial discrimination in our criminal justice system.”

One of the things I am most proud of in my first year serving on Council. Also very special to have had a partner in this with CM Carolyn Evans-Shabazz.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/Houston-rebid-a-contract-to-avoid-using-unpaid-15749386.php

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice was able to offer the lowest price because it does not pay its workers. The agency uses prisoners, who do not earn wages when they work in Texas.

It's #MiniMuralMonday, and we're highlighting one of the Mini Murals #DistC sponsored this fall! This beautiful project ...
11/23/2020

It's #MiniMuralMonday, and we're highlighting one of the Mini Murals #DistC sponsored this fall! This beautiful project at Montrose Blvd/Allen Pkwy was produced by artists, Jessica Padilla and Carlos Alcaraz!

Even if you have been tested for #COVID19 before, you should consider getting tested again if you may have been exposed....
11/23/2020
Free, Fast, Safe COVID-19 Testing Sites – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

Even if you have been tested for #COVID19 before, you should consider getting tested again if you may have been exposed. Presence of symptoms is not required.

Testing sites in and around District C: Memorial Park Running Trails Center, Aramco Services Company, Minute Maid Park Lot C

https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-testing/

Getting tested at Houston Health Department-affiliated sites is free, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship or insurance. Mega Sites Aramco Services Company, 9009 W. Loop South Drive-thru | Por Ventanilla Nose self-swab | Muestra nasal por sí mismo - Nov. 23, 25 | 23, 24 de noviembre...

This morning I was at NRG Park for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s H-E-B Thanksgiving food distribution. From students to senio...
11/21/2020

This morning I was at NRG Park for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s H-E-B Thanksgiving food distribution.

From students to seniors, Houston city employees, and all of our business and community partners that volunteered, the need is great (first car was lined up at 1am), but the spirit of Houston is even greater.

Wonderful to be with so many to spread joy and fill tables during #COVID.

Special Events, City of Houston Sallie Comstock Alcorn Council Member Karla Cisneros Dr. Letitia Plummer Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Rep. Al Green Cigna Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Houston Food Bank Ashley P. Turner

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ACLU
11/20/2020

ACLU

On #TransDayOfRemembrance, we remember the lives that our communities lost this year, including at least 37 transgender people who died this year. They should all still be alive today.

We fight for a world where trans and non-binary people belong everywhere – today, and EVERY DAY.

Yesterday Council Member Kamin and the #DistC team hosted our final Super Neighborhood leadership meeting of the year. O...
11/20/2020

Yesterday Council Member Kamin and the #DistC team hosted our final Super Neighborhood leadership meeting of the year. Our SN leaders continue to a great job representing our neighborhoods, and we’re so thankful for all of their hard work!

Council Member Kamin’s green stormwater infrastructure amendment is moving forward! Today the item was heard at the Econ...
11/19/2020

Council Member Kamin’s green stormwater infrastructure amendment is moving forward! Today the item was heard at the Economic Development Committee. A Public Hearing is set for December 9, and public comment is open now until December 9 at houstontx.gov/igd!

Need to get outside? Houston BCycle is launching a fleet of 100 electric-assist bikes with the first 25 being launched t...
11/19/2020

Need to get outside? Houston BCycle is launching a fleet of 100 electric-assist bikes with the first 25 being launched today in Midtown! Be sure to check out the stations in #DistC by visiting https://www.houstonbcycle.com/houston-bstations

11/18/2020

Today #DistC items passed at Houston City Council, including designating residential permit parking for blocks on Essex Terrace and Essex Green affected by commuter parking and a protected landmark designation. Thank you to our District residents for all your hard work and efforts!

We come together today to honor and lay to rest fallen HPD Sgt. Rios. The service can be found online at Houston Police ...
11/18/2020

We come together today to honor and lay to rest fallen HPD Sgt. Rios.

The service can be found online at Houston Police Department's Facebook and Youtube page.

This Saturday (November 21) Special Events, City of Houston will host a #Thanksgiving food distribution in lieu of our a...
11/17/2020

This Saturday (November 21) Special Events, City of Houston will host a #Thanksgiving food distribution in lieu of our annual parade to ensure all can safely enjoy Thanksgiving during #COVID19. Distribution from 8AM-1PM @ NRG Park, Yellow Lot.

Details & volunteer sign-up: https://www.houstontx.gov/thanksgivingparade/index.html

New to #DistC! The extraordinary addition of the MFAH Kinder Building to our City’s arts and culture will feature artist...
11/17/2020
Museum of Fine Arts Houston's massive expansion opens to the public Saturday

New to #DistC! The extraordinary addition of the MFAH Kinder Building to our City’s arts and culture will feature artists from all over the world, galleries circling a three-story atrium, a 200-seat theater, and a restaurant overlooking a sculpture garden. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The new MFAH Kinder Building is home to exhibits that defy the imagination.

Congratulations to the #DistC Houston Heights Association and Executive Director Emily Guyre for being Gulf Coast Region...
11/16/2020

Congratulations to the #DistC Houston Heights Association and Executive Director Emily Guyre for being Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Top Community Partner! Thank you for all that you do for our community! Be sure to sign up for a future blood donation drive!

At the end of last week, our Executive Director was honored to receive an Appreciation Award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for being the Top Community Partner for the 3rd Quarter. As a community, we donated 591 units!!!

Let’s keep this streak going, and continue being a neighborhood that gives back! If you would like to donate this week we have a blood drive scheduled for Thursday, November 19. Here’s a link to register: https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/322336

Thank you for saving lives🩸🩸🩸

THE LEADER., Heights Pages, Historic Heights Living, Community Impact Heights / River Oaks / Montrose, The Heights Life, Woodland Heights Civic Association, Norhill Neighborhood Association, Office of Council Member Abbie Kamin, Council Member Karla Cisneros, Rodney Ellis

As #COVID19 cases are rising, please remain vigilitant and follow official guidelines. Wear a mask, social distance, and...
11/16/2020
Free, Fast, Safe COVID-19 Testing Sites – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

As #COVID19 cases are rising, please remain vigilitant and follow official guidelines. Wear a mask, social distance, and get tested if you may have been exposed. #MaskUpHOU

Free, fast and safe testing sites can be found at https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-testing/. Nearby testing sites include the Memorial Park Running Trail Center, Minute Maid Park Lot C, and others.

Getting tested at Houston Health Department-affiliated sites is free, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship or insurance. Mega Sites Aramco Services Company, 9009 W. Loop South Drive-thru | Por Ventanilla Nose self-swab | Muestra nasal por sí mismo - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat | lunes, miér...

11/15/2020
KHOU 11 News

KHOU 11 News

NASA and SpaceX Crew 1 mission launch

COUNTDOWN TO LIFTOFF! NASA and SpaceX are preparing ahead of the launch of Crew 1, the second crewed launch of astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule. Tonight's launch also marks the first crew rotation mission of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. https://www.khou.com/article/tech/science/space/watch-nasa-spacex-launch/285-268234f5-c7b3-45f7-a8e5-9c0ea081550f

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and JAXA mission specialist Soichi Noguchi are scheduled to blast off at 6:27 p.m. CST inside the Crew Dragon capsule on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, weather permitting.

Wishing all who celebrate a happy and safe #Diwali!
11/14/2020

Wishing all who celebrate a happy and safe #Diwali!

Houston's Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is holding their annual community meeting to share updates...
11/13/2020

Houston's Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is holding their annual community meeting to share updates, provide information about programs, and to hear about needs in your community.

Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Details: https://houstontx.gov/housing/landing/public-hearing.html

Busy night for #DistC! Thank you Midtown Super Neighborhood #62, West End Civic Club, and the #ProjectBrays Buffalo Spee...
11/13/2020

Busy night for #DistC! Thank you Midtown Super Neighborhood #62, West End Civic Club, and the #ProjectBrays Buffalo Speedway Community Engagement Meeting for having us!

Let us know when your next neighborhood or civic club meeting is by emailing [email protected]

CM Kamin and the #DistC Team stopped by for pastries at Fluff Bake Bar in the Heights. Our office helped the business ow...
11/12/2020

CM Kamin and the #DistC Team stopped by for pastries at Fluff Bake Bar in the Heights. Our office helped the business owner and constituent navigate the city’s permitting process to reopen. District C continues to do all we can to support our local residents and businesses!

11/12/2020

#COVID cases are up, and hospitals are once again seeing a diminishment in ICU capacity. Please #MASKUP, socially distanced, avoid groups, and stay home whenever possible.

We do not want to see a shutdown here in TX. It’s up to all of us.

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all past and current service members for your dedication and sacrifice. We honor you to...
11/11/2020

Happy #VeteransDay! Thank you to all past and current service members for your dedication and sacrifice. We honor you today, and always.

The City will honor those who have served at 10:45 a.m. Tune in as we salute our American heroes.

11/10/2020

Per City of Houston Solid Waste Management, there will be no collection service tomorrow, Veterans Day (November 11). Please see the schedule below:

Wednesday, 11/11: City Holiday: NO COLLECTION SERVICES. Solid Waste Management facilities and operations services will be closed. Neighborhood depositories, Westpark and Reuse Warehouse are closed.

Thursday, 11/12: Normal collection schedule. The Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers, Westpark and Reuse Warehouse reopen

Friday, 11/13: Normal collection schedule.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 311 or our office by emailing [email protected] or calling 832-393-3004.

Tonight: Houston Police Department is hosting a citywide PIP (Positive Interaction Program) meeting on the topic of unde...
11/10/2020

Tonight: Houston Police Department is hosting a citywide PIP (Positive Interaction Program) meeting on the topic of understanding consent virtually at 7:00 p.m. Details at https://www.houstontx.gov/police/pip/

Today Houston City Council passed additional funds to increase domestic violence awareness and offer survivor support th...
11/10/2020

Today Houston City Council passed additional funds to increase domestic violence awareness and offer survivor support through Houston Area Women's Center, The Bridge, The Empowered Survivor, The Alliance, and the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. #NoCovidAbuse

As DV cases continue to rise, the City announced it will use $6 million in CARES Act funding to expand Houston Police Department's mental health and domestic abuse response team (DART) to respond to calls for help.

11/10/2020

Today the City of Houstin and Houston Police Department lost another officer in the line of duty. Sgt Sean Rios was shot and killed earlier today. While additional information is forthcoming, I ask everyone to lift his family, HPD, and our City up.

It’s #MiniMuralMonday, and we’re highlighting another beautiful mini mural in #DistC! It’s located at Beechnut & S Rice ...
11/09/2020

It’s #MiniMuralMonday, and we’re highlighting another beautiful mini mural in #DistC! It’s located at Beechnut & S Rice by the artist, Anat Ronan.

Photo by Mini Murals

#DistC Office toured the newly opened Houston Botanic Garden! With a global collection, walking trails, culinary garden,...
11/08/2020

#DistC Office toured the newly opened Houston Botanic Garden! With a global collection, walking trails, culinary garden, and more, it’s a great place to spend some time outdoors!

Congratulations to our next President, Joe Biden, and Vice President, Kamala Harris.
11/07/2020

Congratulations to our next President, Joe Biden, and Vice President, Kamala Harris.

The Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Neartown - Montrose/ #DistC is getting a SPARK Park! Our office contributed distri...
11/06/2020

The Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Neartown - Montrose/ #DistC is getting a SPARK Park! Our office contributed district funds for tree plantings to provide shade and shelter for kids and families at the park, as well as add to the enjoyment for surrounding residents. Montrose Residents Coalition

Construction happening at AIMS. Getting ready for a new SPARK Park! #arabicimmersionmagnetschool #sparkpark #hisd @aimspto

Today is the last day to apply for Harris County's emergency assistance program! The County partnered with Catholic Char...
11/06/2020

Today is the last day to apply for Harris County's emergency assistance program! The County partnered with Catholic Charities as the administrator to help residents who are experiencing financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit https://catholiccharitieshelp.org/

The City's Rental Assistance Program, administered by BakerRipley, is now available for September and October. Go to https://www.bakerripleyrenthelp.org/ for more information.

ICYMI: City Council approved $3 million for musician and music venue relief. "Many of these venues were the first to clo...
11/05/2020
Houston City Council approves $3 million musician and music venue relief fund

ICYMI: City Council approved $3 million for musician and music venue relief. "Many of these venues were the first to close," District C Council Member Abbie Kamin said. "I have gotten numerous emails from constituents expressing not only gratitude for this but the urgency of it as well."

Applications are open now until November 25 at https://houstoncaresaboutmusic.org/

Many venues have been closed for the bulk of the pandemic, and the $3 million the city put aside for musicians and venues will be a big help.

After nearly five decades, this morning the PGA Tour returns to City of Houston's Memorial Park in #DistC!!! Today throu...
11/05/2020
2020 Houston Open picks, predictions, odds, best bets, field grade at Memorial Park Golf Course

After nearly five decades, this morning the PGA Tour returns to City of Houston's Memorial Park in #DistC!!! Today through Sunday some of golfs finest will get to experience the incredible upgrades to the course and park that all residents can enjoy year-round.

https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/2020-houston-open-picks-predictions-odds-best-bets-field-grade-at-memorial-park-golf-course/

A final Masters tune-up for the best in the world will take place in Houston this week

Today City Council approved funding for the City of Houston  Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program.  The pr...
11/04/2020
Home - CITY OF HOUSTON Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program

Today City Council approved funding for the City of Houston Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program.

The program will provide immediate and short-term economic assistance for our local music industry impacted from #COVID

Online Application Portal closes Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m. CST: www.houstoncaresaboutmusic.org

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
The Heights Theater The Continental Club, Houston, TX Warehouse Live

City of houston Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council approved $3 million for the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Musicians and Venues Economic Relief Program. Funded through the Federal CARES ACT, the program will provide immediate a...

Need an election break? The Public Safety & Homeland Security, chaired by Council Member Kamin, is meeting today via vid...
11/04/2020

Need an election break? The Public Safety & Homeland Security, chaired by Council Member Kamin, is meeting today via videoconference at 2:00 p.m to discuss local mental health and crisis response. Agenda:https://www.houstontx.gov/council/committees/pshs/20201104/agenda.pdf

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Good Morning, Just a friendly reminder that the Montrose TIRZ Community Briefing is tonight! I hope that you all can join us! You MUST preregister. https://tinyurl.com/montrosemeeting