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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Construction continues on the Land Bridge and Prairie project! The nearly 100-acre project will reunite north and south ...
09/10/2021
Memorial Park land bridge takes big step forward with new tunnels

Construction continues on the Land Bridge and Prairie project! The nearly 100-acre project will reunite north and south sides of Memorial Park Conservancy by creating a land bridge over Memorial Drive. The projects also help make the park and our community more resilient to drought and flooding. #DistC

By the first quarter of 2022, drivers — some 55,000 vehicles travel through the park on...

Houston Pays It Forward! Council Member Kamin dropped off donations to support families impacted by Hurricane Ida at the...
09/09/2021

Houston Pays It Forward! Council Member Kamin dropped off donations to support families impacted by Hurricane Ida at the city’s food & supply drive this afternoon. Thank you to all the city employees and volunteers who made this event possible!

Houston Pays It Forward! Council Member Kamin dropped off donations to support families impacted by Hurricane Ida at the city’s food & supply drive this afternoon. Thank you to all the city employees and volunteers who made this event possible!

UPDATE: Recycling services delayed for A-Week.
09/09/2021

UPDATE: Recycling services delayed for A-Week.

Recycling Operations: September 8, 2021

Recycling services are delayed for Week-A. We're working to complete these routes. Please leave your container at the curb.

Happening now until 1:00 p.m! All collected items will support families impacted by #HurricaneIda.
09/09/2021

Happening now until 1:00 p.m! All collected items will support families impacted by #HurricaneIda.

This Thursday, September 9th, we will be hosting our #HoustonPaysItForward Food & Supply Drive. Houstonians can stop by anytime between 7am-1pm to drop off donations. All collected items will go to support families devastatingly impacted by #hurricanida. Let's help our #lousiananeighbors!

Essential needs include: Non-perishable foods, Diapers, Water, Hygiene Kits, Roofing Supplies, and Cleaning Supplies.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated!

To increase the city’s vaccination rate and save lives, the Houston Health Department will provide up to $150 in gift ca...
09/08/2021

To increase the city’s vaccination rate and save lives, the Houston Health Department will provide up to $150 in gift cards to get vaccinated against #COVID19!

Shana Tovah U’Metukah! Here’s to a healthy, happy, and peaceful 5782.#RoshHashanah  #TheTribe
09/06/2021
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Shana Tovah U’Metukah! Here’s to a healthy, happy, and peaceful 5782.

#RoshHashanah #TheTribe

09/06/2021

Recognizing the contributions of workers & the labor movement, #LaborDay became a national holiday in 1894.

To all union members who continue to fight for others, help our community, & train the next generation, thank you!

Please celebrate Labor Day Weekend safely! As a reminder, there will be no City of Houston Solid Waste Management collec...
09/03/2021

Please celebrate Labor Day Weekend safely! As a reminder, there will be no City of Houston Solid Waste Management collection services on Monday, September 6.

Info: http://houstontx.gov/solidwaste/index.html

Please celebrate Labor Day Weekend safely! As a reminder, there will be no City of Houston Solid Waste Management collection services on Monday, September 6.

Info: http://houstontx.gov/solidwaste/index.html

Houston is moving forward to construct a critical trail connector that will address a missing link between the MKT trail...
09/02/2021

Houston is moving forward to construct a critical trail connector that will address a missing link between the MKT trail and White Oak Bayou Greenway in #HoustonHeights! The project creates safe access and greater connectivity between two of #DistC's most popular trails!

cc: Houston Heights Association Greater Heights Super Neighborhood Council BikeHouston Houston Parks Board Houston Public Works

Houston is moving forward to construct a critical trail connector that will address a missing link between the MKT trail and White Oak Bayou Greenway in #HoustonHeights! The project creates safe access and greater connectivity between two of #DistC's most popular trails!

cc: Houston Heights Association Greater Heights Super Neighborhood Council BikeHouston Houston Parks Board Houston Public Works

Congratulations Beth Matusoff Merfish for your confirmation as Chair of the inaugural Houston Women's Commission! 👏HWC i...
09/02/2021
Area resident chairs new women's commission

Congratulations Beth Matusoff Merfish for your confirmation as Chair of the inaugural Houston Women's Commission! 👏

HWC is the first-ever, permanent Women's Commission in the City of Houston, proposed by Council Member Abbie Kamin with support from Mayor Sylvester Turner to bring forward to the full council.

Woodland Heights resident Beth Merfish is the chair of the new Houston Women’s Commission, which was created last week by the Houston City Council and held its first meeting Monday

The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by prov...
09/01/2021

The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $5,000!

Learn more:http://www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods/Matching-Grant-App-Packet-FY22.pdf

Do you have a great project idea for your neighborhood? Help us bring your idea to life and apply for the Neighborhood Matching Grant by Nov. 5! Grants from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded. Find the application at www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods under "Our Programs."

Last week, City Council unanimously approved the creation of a permanent Houston Women's Commission. "The volunteer boar...
09/01/2021
Houston Women's Commission Includes LGBTQ Pioneers

Last week, City Council unanimously approved the creation of a permanent Houston Women's Commission. "The volunteer board—which is made up of 25 female leaders—includes pioneering LGBTQ activists Phyllis Frye and Tammi Wallace."

New group will combat gender inequality with guidance from local advocates Tammi Wallace and judge Phyllis Frye.

Round of applause in celebration of Plumbers Local Union 68 Day in the City of Houston!! 👏 👏 👏 Council Member Kamin & Ma...
08/31/2021

Round of applause in celebration of Plumbers Local Union 68 Day in the City of Houston!! 👏 👏 👏

Council Member Kamin & Mayor Sylvester Turner were honored to present the proclamation in recognition of their service and dedication to our community.

Round of applause in celebration of Plumbers Local Union 68 Day in the City of Houston!! 👏 👏 👏

Council Member Kamin & Mayor Sylvester Turner were honored to present the proclamation in recognition of their service and dedication to our community.

ICYMI: Council Member Abbie Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Chair Beth Matusoff Merfish launched the Houston Women’s ...
08/31/2021

ICYMI: Council Member Abbie Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Chair Beth Matusoff Merfish launched the Houston Women’s Commission inaugural meeting. Thank you to all the extraordinary women who have stepped up to serve!

ICYMI: Council Member Abbie Kamin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Chair Beth Matusoff Merfish launched the Houston Women’s Commission inaugural meeting. Thank you to all the extraordinary women who have stepped up to serve!

Don't miss it: Council Member Abbie Kamin is joining Craig Cohen on Houston Matters, Houston Public Media this morning t...
08/31/2021
Listen Live | Houston Public Media

Don't miss it: Council Member Abbie Kamin is joining Craig Cohen on Houston Matters, Houston Public Media this morning to chat about the inaugural Women's Commission, Ida, Houston updates, and more!

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/listen-live/#news

Houston Public Media provides informative, thought-provoking and entertaining content through a multi-media platform that includes TV 8, News 88.7 and HPM Classical and reaches a combined weekly audience of more than 1.5 million.

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post
08/30/2021

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post

08/27/2021

It’s #CleartheShelters weekend! District A and District C (Office of Council Member Abbie Kamin) are partnering to offer $5 adoption weekend at BARC! If you’re thinking of getting a new addition to your family, this weekend is the time to do it!

Council Member Kamin and City Council Member Amy Peck are sponsoring $5 adoption fees for all BARC pets August 26-29! 🐶 ...
08/27/2021

Council Member Kamin and City Council Member Amy Peck are sponsoring $5 adoption fees for all BARC pets August 26-29! 🐶 🐾

#DistC had the opportunity to meet adoptable dogs and pets including Sweetboy (BARC’s longest resident) who are looking for their forever homes! They are all incredibly sweet and would make great additions to your family.

Go to HoustonBarc.com for more info!! Dog’s Animal IDs and names included in photo descriptions.

Save water and save money by trading in your showerhead for a water saving one! Houston Public Works is offering several...
08/27/2021

Save water and save money by trading in your showerhead for a water saving one! Houston Public Works is offering several opportunities across our city. Stop by the #DistC event on Sept. 2 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Goodwill (915 N Shepherd Dr)

Yesterday on the eve of #WomensEqualityDay, the City of Houston launched the Houston Women's Commission, led by Council ...
08/26/2021
Houston launches women's commission to address gender disparities

Yesterday on the eve of #WomensEqualityDay, the City of Houston launched the Houston Women's Commission, led by Council Member Abbie Kamin who worked with Mayor Turner to bring the proposal to the full council!

Most female council members — who for the first time make a majority at City Hall —...

As the start of permitless carry approaches, Council Member Kamin is chairing a public safety committee meeting over the...
08/26/2021

As the start of permitless carry approaches, Council Member Kamin is chairing a public safety committee meeting over the legal parameters and safety related to permitless carry with presentations from the City Attorney and HPD.

Plus, the committee will be presented an update on the Office of Policing Reform and Accountability.

As the start of permitless carry approaches, Council Member Kamin is chairing a public safety committee meeting over the legal parameters and safety related to permitless carry with presentations from the City Attorney and HPD.

Plus, the committee will be presented an update on the Office of Policing Reform and Accountability.

Today Council voted to create a permanent Houston Women's Commission and appoint 25 diverse local female leaders to serv...
08/25/2021

Today Council voted to create a permanent Houston Women's Commission and appoint 25 diverse local female leaders to serve on the inaugural board!

The commission will advance equality and equity for women in the City of Houston by identifying and addressing disparities in healthcare, employment, safety and security across communities and industries. This effort was spearheaded by Council Member Kamin, who worked with Mayor Sylvester Turner to bring the proposal forward to the full council. #hounews #DistC

Today Council voted to create a permanent Houston Women's Commission and appoint 25 diverse local female leaders to serve on the inaugural board!

The commission will advance equality and equity for women in the City of Houston by identifying and addressing disparities in healthcare, employment, safety and security across communities and industries. This effort was spearheaded by Council Member Kamin, who worked with Mayor Sylvester Turner to bring the proposal forward to the full council. #hounews #DistC

Today is Rabbi Barry Gelman Day! Council Member Kamin brought forth this proclamation to congratulate him on 18 years as...
08/24/2021

Today is Rabbi Barry Gelman Day! Council Member Kamin brought forth this proclamation to congratulate him on 18 years as Rabbi of UOS, and on his next chapter as Director of Jewish Living and Learning at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston!

Today is Rabbi Barry Gelman Day! Council Member Kamin brought forth this proclamation to congratulate him on 18 years as Rabbi of UOS, and on his next chapter as Director of Jewish Living and Learning at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston!

$5 ADOPTIONS!! Council Member Kamin and City Council Member Amy Peck are teaming up to help BARC clear the shelters this...
08/23/2021

$5 ADOPTIONS!! Council Member Kamin and City Council Member Amy Peck are teaming up to help BARC clear the shelters this weekend! Adoption fees for all pets will be $5 August 26-29, 2021.

$5 ADOPTIONS!! Council Member Kamin and City Council Member Amy Peck are teaming up to help BARC clear the shelters this weekend! Adoption fees for all pets will be $5 August 26-29, 2021.

Shepherd and Durham: Council Member Kamin joined Houston Public Works and project team to commemorate the beginning of t...
08/20/2021

Shepherd and Durham: Council Member Kamin joined Houston Public Works and project team to commemorate the beginning of the Shepherd and Durham Paving and Drainage Project (From Dickson to Washington) in #DistC!

Learn more: https://www.engagehouston.org/shepherdanddurham

Congrats to #DistC’s Chief of Staff, Julia Retta, on this next chapter in her career! We have the best team, and they’re...
08/19/2021

Congrats to #DistC’s Chief of Staff, Julia Retta, on this next chapter in her career! We have the best team, and they’re up to so many incredible things! We’ll miss her!

Congrats to #DistC’s Chief of Staff, Julia Retta, on this next chapter in her career! We have the best team, and they’re up to so many incredible things! We’ll miss her!

In honor of the 104th anniversary of the Camp Logan mutiny and riots, the Memorial Park Conservancy is partnering with #...
08/17/2021

In honor of the 104th anniversary of the Camp Logan mutiny and riots, the Memorial Park Conservancy is partnering with #DistC and other partners to plan a series of events. An outdoor movie screening of "The 24th" will be held at Memorial Park in the district on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/104th-anniversary-of-the-houston-mutiny-riots-tickets-166097150047

In honor of the 104th anniversary of the Camp Logan mutiny and riots, the Memorial Park Conservancy is partnering with #DistC and other partners to plan a series of events. An outdoor movie screening of "The 24th" will be held at Memorial Park in the district on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/104th-anniversary-of-the-houston-mutiny-riots-tickets-166097150047

While working over the weekend to address constituent concerns, #DistC also had a blast being out in the community! We v...
08/16/2021

While working over the weekend to address constituent concerns, #DistC also had a blast being out in the community! We volunteered at the Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest and New Birth Evangelical Church Backpack Giveaway, and we celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the Braeswood Farmers Market!

08/14/2021
Happening now: #DistC is volunteering at Mayor Sylvester Turner Back 2 School Fest! Come get prepared for the school yea...
08/14/2021

Happening now: #DistC is volunteering at Mayor Sylvester Turner Back 2 School Fest! Come get prepared for the school year & get vaccinated until 4:00 pm. Details: houstontx.gov/btsf/21

We’ll miss you, Emily! It’s the last day of our intern, Emily Ramirez who came to our office through the EMERGE Fellowsh...
08/13/2021

We’ll miss you, Emily! It’s the last day of our intern, Emily Ramirez who came to our office through the EMERGE Fellowship. #DistC is incredibly grateful for Emily’s leadership and dedication this summer and wish her best of luck in her sophomore year at Harvard University!

We’ll miss you, Emily! It’s the last day of our intern, Emily Ramirez who came to our office through the EMERGE Fellowship. #DistC is incredibly grateful for Emily’s leadership and dedication this summer and wish her best of luck in her sophomore year at Harvard University!

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Hello, Councilmember Kamin. Can we get an update on the Heights Hike and Bike Trail bridge as it goes over the Bayou? That bridge has been closed for more than ... eight ( 8 ) months?? It's a HUGE part of so many peoples' lives; why has the city done nothing to restore it? If they're waiting on the nearby park to finish construction... my vote would be to open it now. Don't wait, re-open this bridge ASAP; announce it here, local news, Nextdoor, etc! Thank you for your advocacy.
Thank you Abbie for sponsoring those 70 furbabies for their journey up north to give them a better chance to find their furever homes ❤️🐾🤗 PS: I voted for you to represent my District C. A native Houstonian
Thank you for sponsoring RPM rescue dogs
Thank you for sponsoring the transport of 70 dogs through Rescued Pets Movement up north to their furrever homes! Glad to see local politicians with the same morals as myself 🙂
THANK YOU Office of Council Member Abbie Kamin for sponsoring 70 of Rescued Pets Movement animals for transport. Your efforts are graciously appreciated. Thank you for caring and supporting the Houston's rescue efforts to our homeless animal issue. Together we can make a difference and change the negative environment our neglected furry friends experience here in Houston.
Thank you SO much for helping to transport some of Houston’s homeless dogs to other states. Rescued Pets Movement, fosters and volunteers appreciate your help!!! THANK YOU!!!
We are District C constituents. My wife was denied a COVID-19 vaccine today at Delmar Stadium despite having an appointment. A City employee said that they had no record of her appointment despite her showing them the appointment email that the City sent her. This happened weeks after she had an appointment at Minute Maid Park only to be turned away because the City ran out. It’s obviously not the City’s fault that the vaccine is in limited supply. But the City cannot continuously make appointments with its citizens for a potentially life-saving treatment and then deny them at the last minute – it is cruel. What does Council Member Kamin propose to do about this failure on the City's part?
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