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David W. Robinson, FAIA

David W. Robinson, FAIA Father. Artist. Servant. Neighbor. Houston City Council Member, At-Large Position 2.

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 - Day 3 of  Conference with Director Vineet Gupta of the City of Boston led this morning's Walk Shop: "The Big Dig and ...
09/09/2022

- Day 3 of Conference with Director Vineet Gupta of the City of Boston led this morning's Walk Shop: "The Big Dig and the Rose Kennedy Greenway." For me, this was an incredible walk down Memory Lane since working in downtown Boston in the mid-1980's along the rusting and destructive infrastructure of the Southeast Expressway in the center of this great / historic city. 🏙👟

 Back 2 School Fest 2022 this past Saturday, August 13th.  What a special day for all the kiddos heading back to school....
08/15/2022

Back 2 School Fest 2022 this past Saturday, August 13th. What a special day for all the kiddos heading back to school. Thank you to for sponsoring this important event, and providing Houston students with all the resources necessary for a productive and bright 2022-23 school year. 📚✏️

The At-Large 2 office had a tour and visit with  at City Hall this morning.  Their passion for peace and interfaith mini...
08/09/2022

The At-Large 2 office had a tour and visit with at City Hall this morning. Their passion for peace and interfaith ministry is truly remarkable. The leadership shown today reflects what great work this program is doing to promote peaceful society across Jerusalem and all of the Middle East. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with this extraordinary group of dedicated young people. Come back any time!

Over the weekend, I participated in the Gulfton Community and  ‘Sampling The City’ bike ride. This ride helped to raise ...
08/02/2022

Over the weekend, I participated in the Gulfton Community and ‘Sampling The City’ bike ride. This ride helped to raise awareness on environmentally sustainable practices, and empower community leaders to keep the outdoors safe and clean
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Celebrating  and  this past Saturday at Houston’s Pride Parade. It was amazing to see our beautiful city come together a...
06/27/2022

Celebrating and this past Saturday at Houston’s Pride Parade. It was amazing to see our beautiful city come together and show up for one another 🏳️‍🌈💚

This morning Council Member  and I hosted a panel discussion at the COH West Gray Multi-service Center to continue our d...
06/23/2022

This morning Council Member and I hosted a panel discussion at the COH West Gray Multi-service Center to continue our discussion on Permitting in the City of Houston. We heard from Houstonians and subject matter experts regarding their concerns with the current process as well as a number of concrete suggestions for how to continue to improve and refine those existing policies at the Houston Permitting Center. My thanks go out to all members of the public who participated either by attending in person or otherwise taking part, thanks!

Come and speak up!
06/06/2022

Come and speak up!

Amazing exhibit by Emma Balder called Beyond the Surface. Her work is designed to urge the viewer to consider the sublim...
06/06/2022

Amazing exhibit by Emma Balder called Beyond the Surface. Her work is designed to urge the viewer to consider the subliminal meaning behind everyday soft-materials and was partially funded by the Houston Art Alliance. I highly recommend everyone go see Emma’s work!

Today marks the two year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.  While the whole wo...
05/26/2022

Today marks the two year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. While the whole world learned his name in death, today we celebrate his life in legacy. It is our job to continue the fight for equality and reform to create a safer, more just world. I want to especially thank LaTonya Floyd for your beautiful speech and joining us on this important day.

05/24/2022

Make sure to go out and vote today! 🗳🚴‍♂️Whether you bike, walk or drive, you can find voting locations near you at www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/

The grand opening for The Architecture of Bees exhibit was a buzzing place to bee! I want to send a special thank you to...
05/19/2022

The grand opening for The Architecture of Bees exhibit was a buzzing place to bee! I want to send a special thank you to Wendy Heger, a longtime beekeeper and the curator of this bee-utiful exhibition. This type of showcase brings together architects, designers, naturalists, and beekeepers to demonstrate the influence of bees in human design and construction

This week I was invited as TTI Committee Chair and H-GAC TPC Chair, by the Economic Alliance-Houston Port Region on a pu...
04/28/2022

This week I was invited as TTI Committee Chair and H-GAC TPC Chair, by the Economic Alliance-Houston Port Region on a public policy trip to Washington D.C. Given my work with the research teams for Galveston Bay Park Plan and the Gulf Coast Protection District, this is an impactful trip for the Houston Port Region. The Delegation met with Texas and other ally Congressional officials to advocate for federal funding of the Coastal Barrier, Houston Ship Channel Expansion, and resilience infrastructure projects in the region.

At-Large 2 Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 1 is out now. Check it out!
04/22/2022
Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 1

At-Large 2 Newsletter, Volume 9 Issue 1 is out now. Check it out!

22 April marks Earth Day 2022, a day to reflect on the health of our planet and spread awareness of the need to protect and preserve our environment.  The At-Large 2 team works diligently to be environmentally friendly through simple, daily actions such as composting bio-degradable food and plant ...

This past weekend, I joined MST in the 2022 Tour de Houston presented by Apache in Downtown Houston. My race team, AL-2 ...
04/06/2022

This past weekend, I joined MST in the 2022 Tour de Houston presented by Apache in Downtown Houston. My race team, AL-2 Green Riders, included Reverend Marcia Sadberry of St. Luke Evangelical, and Dr. Veon McReynolds, with Tour de Hood. All proceeds benefit the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, in an effort to end raise funds for the City’s Reforestation Projects. Great fun had by all.

This weekend I had the honor of joining Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswomen Sylvia García and Sheila Jackson-L...
04/04/2022

This weekend I had the honor of joining Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswomen Sylvia García and Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Senators Carol Alvarado and John Whitmire, Houston City Council Members Karla Cisneros and Robert Gallegos, Harris County Commissioners Adrián García and Rodney Ellis, along with many other dignitaries and elected officials for the unveiling, dedication and celebration of the Joe Campos Torres Plaza in downtown Houston. This sacred Memorial on the banks of Buffalo Bayou will serve as a reminder of our past and the unique injustice that took place there, lest we forget the lessons we've learned and deny our future generations of the painful yet historic truth of Joe Campos Torres and his role in our crusade for social justice.

04/01/2022

Help us kick off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by checking out ‘SIDETRACKED’ a short film presented by the City of Houston Vision Zero Initiative, and the This film documents the realities of distracted driving and the consequences that come with it. These are the real life stories of Houston families who have been impacted by this dangerous driving habit. Watch now 🎥 Link in bio.

Today I joined Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Members Abbie Kamin (District C) and Salli...
03/24/2022

Today I joined Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Members Abbie Kamin (District C) and Sallie Alcorn (At-Large #5), Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (Precinct 1) and Harris County Flood Control Director Dr. Tina Peterson as Congress Woman Fletcher announced $9.95 million in federal funding that she secured for the 7.5 acre 'Meyergrove Detention Basin' in SW Houston on the banks of Braes Bayou. Nearly 50 million gallons (24.31 acre feet) of storm water will be retained from reaching nearby neighborhoods, commercial businesses and transportation investments, greatly reducing the impact of flooding events in future years.

Here outside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the East End at Hidalgo Park with Houston Parks Board Executive Director...
03/20/2022

Here outside on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the East End at Hidalgo Park with Houston Parks Board Executive Director Beth White & Director Shannon Buggs of the Mayor's Office of Complete Communities: ❤️👍🏻.

Yesterday, I attended and had the honor of speaking on behalf of the City of Houston at the 28th annual U.S.S. HOUSTON M...
03/06/2022

Yesterday, I attended and had the honor of speaking on behalf of the City of Houston at the 28th annual U.S.S. HOUSTON Memorial Service. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the loss of USS Houston CA-30 and Australia’s HMAS Perth. The USS Houston (CA-30) Monument was dedicated in 1995, and has held its annual Memorial Service at the Monument site in March each year to honor the crew. It is so important we preserve our history and honor the legacy of of the men and women that valiantly defended our freedom. I commend the U.S.S. Houston Survivors Association and Next Generations in the great work they are doing to uphold both Houston and the nation’s history. The crew of Houston is honored alongside that of Perth at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia, and in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle.

Earlier today on 1 March 2022, I was pleased to present and co-offer a Proclamation to recognize Buffalo Bayou Partnersh...
03/01/2022

Earlier today on 1 March 2022, I was pleased to present and co-offer a Proclamation to recognize Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta Day in the City of Houston. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta has become the largest canoe race in the state of Texas. The race has grown to over 500 participants since its founding five decades ago. This weekend the Regatta will celebrate its 50th anniversary. MST, Council Member Alcorn and I commend and appreciate the Buffalo Bayou Partnership for their dedication and service to enhance and preserve the landscape of Houston's historic Buffalo Bayou.

This morning I joined MST, Houston Habitat for Humanity, the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Departmen...
02/28/2022

This morning I joined MST, Houston Habitat for Humanity, the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department, the Houston Housing Finance Corporation and many guests for a special Groundbreaking Celebration for Robins Landing. This impressive development and thoughtful design will soon come into reality as a community of affordable single-family homes in Northeast Houston. It has been an honor to be included as a part of this important project and I offer kudos and many thanks to everyone who's been involved.

Kicking off  2022 at the Downtown Parade. It was a great morning gathering with friends & colleagues for our upcoming Ho...
02/26/2022

Kicking off 2022 at the Downtown Parade. It was a great morning gathering with friends & colleagues for our upcoming Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season. Who is ready to rodeo, Houston?

Last night I joined Public Works Director Carol Haddock to welcome professionals in the fields of infrastructure, mobili...
02/24/2022

Last night I joined Public Works Director Carol Haddock to welcome professionals in the fields of infrastructure, mobility and transportation here in Houston for the '3rd Infraday Texas' conference. This day long conference will present a number of expert led panels to discuss and consider the $1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure bill and the $35.4 billion dollars that Texas expects to receive to improve infrastructure. The conference runs until 7:00 PM. To register, visit: https://www.infraday.com/texas

This morning we celebrated the launch of the “Houston Inspires/Houston Inspira” campaign at the Houston Climate Justice ...
02/21/2022

This morning we celebrated the launch of the “Houston Inspires/Houston Inspira” campaign at the Houston Climate Justice Museum & Cultural Center. The City of Houston was awarded a $200,000 grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October 2021 to create and launch the public health campaign. This effort is being headed up by the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) who will be engaging environmental organizations, artists and storytellers to inspire awareness and action to improve health and safety outcomes. The 5 Houston Complete Communities (Acres Homes, Alief/Westwood, Kashmere Gardens, Near Northside and Second Ward) selected have the highest amount of concrete batch plants. As a result, these neighborhoods have been adopted by local environmental organizations to increase capacity building, engage in public forums, storytelling, and other innovative programs that raise awareness of health concerns around COVID-19 and air pollutants, particularly PM2.5 and benzene.

Last week Mayor Turner nominated Sanjay (Ram) Ramabhadran as the next Chair of METRO’s Board of Directors to replace out...
02/21/2022

Last week Mayor Turner nominated Sanjay (Ram) Ramabhadran as the next Chair of METRO’s Board of Directors to replace outgoing Chair Carrin Patman, who has been nominated by President Biden to be the next Ambassador to Iceland. Sanjay has served on the METRO Board since May 2015 and is the current Chair of the Capital & Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the Finance & Audit Committee. He has helped oversee the planning, design, construction and launch of major projects, including METRONext, that enhance mobility throughout the region. Congratulations Sanjay!

02/08/2022

Did you miss last week’s Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee meeting? The recap is out now!

On Saturday I joined my colleague Council Member Abbie Kamin, District C, President of the Memorial Park Conservancy She...
02/07/2022

On Saturday I joined my colleague Council Member Abbie Kamin, District C, President of the Memorial Park Conservancy Shellye Arnold, local philanthropists Richard and Nancy Kinder of the Kinder Foundation, Houston Parks Board President Beth White and hundreds of Houstonians for the special preview of the Memorial Park land bridge and tunnels. When completed, the land bridge will add 100-acres of greenspace that will help connect the north and south sides of Memorial Park, allowing users convenient access without having to cross a busy roadway. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in March, so stay tuned for more information.

Happening Now:  The February meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Policy Council.
02/04/2022
Live | Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)

Happening Now: The February meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Policy Council.

H-GAC broadcasts select events and meetings to be viewed live online. View a live event or check out the schedule of upcoming livestreams.

NACC Disaster Services open and operate an overnight warming center through Friday to accommodate those impacted by the ...
02/03/2022

NACC Disaster Services open and operate an overnight warming center through Friday to accommodate those impacted by the impending winter storm. The shelter will be open starting at 7:00PM. Cots, pillows, blankets, hygiene kits, men's and women's bathroom, showers, laundry services, hot meals, snacks, warm beverages, free COVID testing, and security will all be provided by NACC. Doors open at 7 PM and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 832-626-7111 with any questions.

Last week's Council recaps are out now!
01/31/2022

Last week's Council recaps are out now!

Tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM a joint Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure, Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs,...
01/26/2022

Tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM a joint Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure, Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs, and Quality of Life Committee meeting will take place to discuss railroad operations and safety concerns in the Houston region. Residents who wish to share some of the issues and impacts experienced in their communities can register to speak by completing the online form at https://bit.ly/3qZgJap or by calling 832-393-3335 before 5:00 PM today.

01/24/2022

JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING 🚂
Thursday, January 27 @ 10:00 AM

The hybrid meeting will focus solely on challenges with blocked railroad crossings. For residents and communities who are continuously impacted by these problems, please attend and provide public comment. Public comment will take place via teleconference and in-person.

AGENDA: https://bit.ly/3H0yXhg
🔘 Gulf Coast Rail District Overview and Railroad Operations and Safety Update
🔘 The Federal Railroad Administration’s Role and Responsibilities
🔘 Union Pacific Railroad Operations in the Houston Region

Those who wish to speak must sign up by either filling out the online form (https://bit.ly/3ArlJaW) or by calling 832-393-3335, no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 26. Only those who sign up in advance will be able to provide public comments during the meeting.

Please report blocked train crossings to both Union Pacific and the Federal Railroad Administration.

Photos from Houston Parks - HPARD's post
01/22/2022

Photos from Houston Parks - HPARD's post

On this beautiful afternoon I joined State Senator Carol Alvarado, my HTX Council colleague Karla Cisneros (H), Houston ...
01/21/2022

On this beautiful afternoon I joined State Senator Carol Alvarado, my HTX Council colleague Karla Cisneros (H), Houston Planning & Development Department Director Margaret Wallace-Brown, a number of community leaders and future residents for the groundbreaking celebration on the property of CoHousing Houston, a first of it's kind development in Texas. Located in Barrio Segundo in the historic East End, this truly visionary and transformative project will provide residents with the advantages of both shared and private living space, designed as a collection of private homes organized around a common green space built out with full dining and kitchen areas meant to foster resiliency while creating a dynamic, sustainable and walkable place: ¡So cool!

This week’s Council recap is out now!
01/21/2022

This week’s Council recap is out now!

Last week's Council recaps are out now.
01/18/2022

Last week's Council recaps are out now.

This morning I celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Director of NAS...
01/17/2022

This morning I celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center and Parade Grand Marshal Vanessa Wyche, my Council colleagues and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.

Friendly reminder!
01/13/2022

Friendly reminder!

Heads up! The Chevron Houston Marathon is happening this weekend, below is a link with maps, road closures, and other pertinent information.
https://houstonoem.org/2022marathon/

Last week’s City Hall update, out now!
01/10/2022

Last week’s City Hall update, out now!

Did you know you can recycle your Christmas tree? Between now and 26 January place your tree at your curb for collection...
01/06/2022

Did you know you can recycle your Christmas tree? Between now and 26 January place your tree at your curb for collection on your regularly scheduled Tree Waste Day or deliver it to one of the city’s convenient Drop-Off locations. For more information visit: https://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/tree2020.html

Congratulations to Eleazar Gray, winner of the 2021 Houston Public Works short video contest “Imagine a Day Without Wate...
12/16/2021
Imagine a Day Without Water Video Contest Winner: The Cold by Eleazar Gray

Congratulations to Eleazar Gray, winner of the 2021 Houston Public Works short video contest “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Her video “The Cold” depicted life without the convenience of running water during the February 2021 Winter Storm Uri freeze.

Eleazar Gray won first place in Houston Public Works' "Imagine a Day Without Water" video contest. Her video, “The Cold,” depicted what life was like during ...

Here today at the Shepherd Durham Reconstruction Groundbreaking with Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock, Mayor ...
12/04/2021

Here today at the Shepherd Durham Reconstruction Groundbreaking with Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Traffic and Drainage Operations Assistant Director Veronica Davis.

12/03/2021

Special Council item update from the 1 December Houston City Council meeting.

Public Works Director Haddock and I are here with the Danish Minister of the Environment and Consul General along with o...
11/30/2021

Public Works Director Haddock and I are here with the Danish Minister of the Environment and Consul General along with officials from the Global Headquarters of Grundfos in their Brookshire, Texas facility.

Check out this week’s update from .
11/19/2021

Check out this week’s update from .

Regarding Item 11 at this week’s  meeting.
11/18/2021

Regarding Item 11 at this week’s meeting.

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Hello, Council Member David Robinson,

My name is Gazzia Aleman and I’m writing on behalf of Pantsuit Republic and the community in general.
In light of the recent murder of George Floyd, and the protests that occurred in Houston, I am calling on you to vote for the amendments to the city budget proposed by Council Member Plummer.
We also continue to ask for accountability and body camera footage of the murders by police of Adrian Medearis, Nicholas Chavez, Christopher Aguirre, Randy Lewis, Rayshard Scales, and Joshua Johnson.
Please consider supporting your colleague Council member Leticia Plummers budget amendments that speak to some of our demands and asks and that provide further guidance on holding police accountable by re-purposing funding for an independent police oversight board with subpoena power, and increasing deescalation training. Here is an example of the tactics employed by HPD that we oppose: https://t.co/xLvtulOYNa?amp=1 . Here is an example of the tactics employed by HPD: https://t.co/xLvtulOYNa?amp=1
Before your vote on June 10th we ask that you consider all these factors before voting for the almost $1 billion budget for HPD that accounts for 17.2% of our city budget. Our communities deserve to feel safe and protected and that can be accomplished through funding for health and human services, public housing, mental healthcare, but not always police. Remember that not all communities, especially black and brown communities feel safe calling the police in a time of emergency. This money could be put to use more efficiently and I have confidence that you will know best where else it should be redistributed.
Thank you.
David, why is COH not implementing this more progressive idea and material. Other countries are doing this. It’s cheaper and better longevity. The materials being used are already chipping and poorly applied with little to no COH oversight.
Do you support Proposition A, which will raise the property taxes for victims of Hurricane Harvey?
Please help get the A/C fixed in the following fire apparatus:

The following HFD fire engines have non working A/C: 7, reserve 13, 23, 35, 42, 44, 45, 47, 52, 59, 60, 62, 64, 67, reserve 71, 72, 75, 84 & 93.

The following HFD ladder trucks have non working A/C: 7, 28, 44, 59, 67, 71 & 84.

The following HFD fire engines have non working A/C: 7, 12, reserve 13, 20, 21, 23, 24, 35, 39, 42, 44, 45, 47, 49, 52, 59, 62, 64, 67, reserve 71, 72, 75, 84 & 93.

The following HFD ladder trucks have non working A/C: 7, 28, 29, 33, 34, 44, 59, 67, 71
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