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City of Houston Finance Department Official City of Houston Finance Department Page - For more information and resources visit: www.houstontx.gov/finance The City of Houston Finance Department is to safeguard the fiscal integrity of the City, its component units, and other dependent entities, and enable other City stakeholders to do the same.

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07/01/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Listen to what H-Town’s Trae tha Truth says about the census and fill it out today. It’s important to our here, our now, and our future. Say #YEStotheCensus

06/30/2020
05/25/2020
#RumorControl: There is not a mask giveaway scheduled at City Hall today. Today's 3 pm daily briefing will include an an...
04/23/2020

#RumorControl: There is not a mask giveaway scheduled at City Hall today.

Today's 3 pm daily briefing will include an announcement from the #COVID19 task force working with external partners to distribute 100,000 masks in the future.

There is no mask giveaway today.

04/22/2020
HTV Houston Television

HTV Houston Television

April 22, 2020 - Mayor Turner joins Judge Hidalgo at Houston TranStar to provide a COVID-19 announcement and update.

04/16/2020
HTV Houston Television

HTV Houston Television

You're watching a COVID-19 Talk presentation for 04/16/20 with the Houston Health Department's Stephen Williams (Director) and Dr. David Persse (Public Health Advisory), plus Dr. Umair Shah, the Executive Director of Harris County Public Health.

04/06/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner

COVID-19 Update

#CoronaVirusUpdates: daily briefing on #Houston's #COVID19 response. #CoronaVirus

#ICYMI: The #StayHomeWorkSafe order has been extended until April 30th throughout Harris County, which includes the City...
04/01/2020

#ICYMI: The #StayHomeWorkSafe order has been extended until April 30th throughout Harris County, which includes the City of #Houston.
#HouNews #COVID19 #CoronaVirusUpdates #FlattenTheCurve #StopTheSpread #Repost

REPOST# It can be challenging and lonely to #StayHomeWorkSafe, but this is what it takes to #StopTheSpread! Help us #Fla...
04/01/2020

REPOST# It can be challenging and lonely to #StayHomeWorkSafe, but this is what it takes to #StopTheSpread! Help us #FlattenTheCuve and beat #COVID19. The better we #socialdistance as a community, the quicker we can get back to our normal lives. #InThisTogether

It’s #CensusDay2020! I encourage ALL #Houstonians to accept the #2020CensusChallenge. #Census2020 determines how billion...
04/01/2020

It’s #CensusDay2020! I encourage ALL #Houstonians to accept the #2020CensusChallenge. #Census2020 determines how billions in federal funding are allocated to our health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads, highways, & more. Fill it out today at https://my2020census.gov #HoustonCounts

03/26/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner

#COVID-19 Update

Mayor Turner provides a #COVID19 update on the City of Houston's Test Site. The Mayor will also be joined by local businessman Farouk Shami to accept a donation on behalf of the City of Houston.

03/25/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Just in case you missed it....

Houston City Council - Post Council Meeting Media Availability: 03/25/2020

03/24/2020
HTV Houston Television

FYI

Press Conference: Mayor Sylvester Turner Joins Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and local health leaders for a COVID-19 related announcement: 03/24/20

02/07/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

What a fitting way to end today's City Council Public Session. Anna Russell will truly be missed around this horseshoe.

#Reposting news you can use.
02/06/2020

#Reposting news you can use.

Mayor's report:

On Monday, I kicked off the 5th year of Hire Houston Youth, one of my signature programs.

Working with the private sector & non-profit community, we provide access to employment opportunities for young people ages 16-24.

I have raised the bar to 20,000 jobs for 2020.

Youth applications open on February 10, 2020.

To read more about the program, visit https://www.ourtribune.com/community-2/23234-houston-mayor-turner-s-hire-houston-youth-program-starts-5th-year.html

or visit
https://hirehoustonyouth.org/youth/

#Repost from Mayor Sylvester Turner 🙏🏾
01/27/2020

#Repost from Mayor Sylvester Turner 🙏🏾

Tonight, we extend condolences to the family of former University of Houston baseball player John Altobelli, who died along with his wife and daughter, in the same helicopter crash that killed former Lakers’ great Kobe Bryant and others..

Houston Mourns Loss of John Altobelli

Altobelli was 1984-85 letterwinner, served as assistant coach in 1987

HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Baseball family mourns the loss of former letterwinner and assistant coach John Altobelli.

Altobelli and members of his family were passengers in the helicopter accident that also claimed the lives of several people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, on Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif.

"I am devastated to hear the tragic news that one of our former players and dear friend of mine, John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and his daughter, Alyssa, have passed," head coach Todd Whitting said. "John was a huge supporter of the Cougars and numerous players from Orange Coast College have played for us through the years."

Altobelli was a two-year letterwinner for the Cougars from 1984 to 1985 and served as an assistant coach in 1987. That year, he graduated from Houston with a degree in physical education.

A two-year team captain and starter in the outfield, Altobelli appeared in 116 consecutive games from Feb. 18, 1984, to May 25, 1985, a mark which continues to rank among the top 10 in program history. He helped the Cougars to an NCAA Regional berth as a senior.

Altobelli led the team in RBI (34) and runs scored (47) in 1984, and in 1985, he drew a single-season record 57 walks.

"The Houston Athletics family is saddened today by the passing of John Altobelli," Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman said. "John served as a team captain for our baseball program during his time as a student-athlete at UH and worked tirelessly as a coach at Orange Coast College for the last 28 years, developing many players that had the opportunity to play for our university. Our thoughts and prayers will be with John's family in the days ahead."

Altobelli was entering his 28th season as the head coach at Orange Coast College, where he was the longest tenured baseball coach in school history. In 2019, Altobelli was selected as the American Baseball Coaches Association's National Coach of the Year for the Pacific Association Division.

Altobelli is survived by a daughter, Alexis, and a son, J.J. Altobelli, who is a scout for the Boston Red Sox.

Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as they become available.

#Repost
01/27/2020

#Repost

#Repost @houstonmayor
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Tonight, our city pays tribute to a trail blazer who pushed the envelope and perfected his game every day.
#KobeBryant truly made an impact, not only on the basketball court, but off the court and across other sports.
May God bring comfort to his family. #MambaMentality

Mayor Sylvester Turner
01/04/2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner

This morning I joined City of Houston Solid Waste Management and Reliant Energy ® to cut down and mulch the Houston Holiday Tree to highlight the importance of recycling.

Holiday trees collected by the City of Houston will be given a second life by being ground into mulch that is available in bulk directly from Living Earth or available in bags as Living Earth Houston Mulch at Houston area retailers. Real Christmas trees can and should be recycled instead of being tossed into the landfill, costing taxpayers’ landfill space and disposal costs. Trees can be dropped off at one of twenty-five (25) free drop-off locations, December 26, 2019 through January 26, 2020, or residents with City of Houston collection can place their trees curbside for recycling on their Tree Waste day or for weekly yard waste collection. Flocked trees CANNOT be recycled. Be sure to REMOVE tinsel, ornaments, lights and stands before you recycle your Christmas trees.

For more information, please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/tree2019.html

#Recycle #ChristmasTree Reliant NRG

Houston Health Department
01/04/2020

Houston Health Department

➡️ ATTENTION FIFTH WARD COMMUNITY ⬅️

We’re partnering with Impact Fifth Ward to go door-to-door to gather information to better understand environmental health concerns in your community.

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 | 10 a.m. – approx.. 5 p.m.

We want to learn about your experience, so please:
✔️ Be home
✔️ Unlock gates
✔️ Remove no trespassing signs
✔️ Contain dogs
✔️ Answer your door

The assessment will include most homes within the perimeter of Lucille Street, Cushing Street, Liberty Road and Solo Street. Several additional homes along the immediate outside of the perimeter will also be included.

The information we gather will help inform response planning and recovery efforts.

Mayor Sylvester Turner Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Rodney Ellis Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis, District B

FYI
01/04/2020

FYI

#Reminder: Today is the last day to register & be a part of history at the first MLK parade in the country, sanctioned by the King family in 1978: blackheritagesociety.org.
#OriginalMLKDayParade
#MLKDay
#MLKDayParade

Congrats!!🎉🎉to Mayor Turner and elected Councilmembers!!
01/04/2020

Congrats!!🎉🎉to Mayor Turner and elected Councilmembers!!

Mayor's agenda & multicultural entertainment mark inauguration of elected city officials

Mayor Sylvester Turner set the course for further city improvements and advancements on multiple fronts Thursday as he, City Controller Chris Brown and City Council members took their oaths of office in an inauguration ceremony that sparkled with multi-cultural entertainment and prayer reflecting the city's unique diversity.

In his inauguration speech, the mayor outlined initiatives for his second term to expand street repairs beyond the 250,000 potholes filled in his first term; involve non-profits and corporations as financial partners in further reduction of homelessness; carry out newly funded flood mitigation projects; debut the final version of the city's first climate action plan, improve neighborhood parks through a private-public partnership; further expand the city's digital innovation economic sector; continue work through his Complete Communities initiative toward equitability for under-served neighborhoods; and more.

"The best for Houston has yet to come," the mayor said.

The ceremony included prayers by Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergymen and performances of classical, rap, mariachi and gospel music.

Video/audio of the ceremony is at
https://www.facebook.com/HoustonTelevision/videos/3066591230032152/

Except for District B Council Member Jerry Davis, who remains in office until a delayed runoff election produces his successor, each official was sworn into office for a four-year term. The District B runoff will complete a 16-member council with nine new members and, for the first time, a majority of women.

After the ceremony, the new council confirmed District E Council Member Dave Martin as mayor pro tem and Council District K Member Martha Castex-Tatum as vice mayor pro tem. Their duties will include representing the mayor when he is absent.

WE HONOR OUR VETERANS🇺🇸 🇺🇸Thank you to all who are serving and have served for our country. We salute you. #veteransday ...
11/12/2019

WE HONOR OUR VETERANS🇺🇸 🇺🇸

Thank you to all who are serving and have served for our country. We salute you. #veteransday #veterans #heroes #wesaluteyou #houstonsalutes

🚨This weekend is the FINAL weekend to register to vote before Monday’s deadline 🚨This election is a choice between conti...
10/05/2019
Houston Voter Info - Sylvester Turner for Houston

🚨This weekend is the FINAL weekend to register to vote before Monday’s deadline 🚨

This election is a choice between continuing to move Houston forward, or handing the fourth-largest city in the country to a Trump copycat. Make your voice heard: https://t.co/VqlhPOTjhj

Mayor Turner knows it’s going to take all of us to meet our toughest challenges – and the first step is voting! Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. You can also vote early October 21 - November 1.

Please join the Finance Department this Friday October 4th at our Dunk Your Director💦 event for Combined Municipal Campa...
10/03/2019

Please join the Finance Department this Friday October 4th at our Dunk Your Director💦 event for Combined Municipal Campaign (CMC). We will have tons of fun.🎉 You don't want to miss it.

09/27/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

The Finance Department would also like to wish Mayor Turner a very Happy Birthday!!🎊🎈🎉🎂🎁🥳

What a fun birthday surprise today at City Hall! Thanks to the great city employees who helped me celebrate. 🎈🎂🎁🎉

ALERTHOUSTONFlash Flood Watch for Houston Extended to 7 PM ThursdayWeather InformationThe National Weather Service has e...
09/19/2019
Flash Flood Watch Through Wednesday Afternoon; Emisión de Flash Flood Watch Hasta el Miércoles por la Tarde – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

ALERTHOUSTON

Flash Flood Watch for Houston Extended to 7 PM Thursday

Weather Information

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Watch for Houston until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. This means conditions are favorable for flooding to occur.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda should continue to drift slowly north today as extremely warm and moist air flows into Southeast Texas today. This moisture will feed the development of slow moving and training thunderstorms with rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour. A persistent swath of storms across Eastern Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers county should wobble north then south early this morning. Storms should continue to expand and develop further to the west as far out as the College Station and Industry areas by mid to late morning. Eventually a band of rainfall should develop and amounts across the band of 3-5 inches should be common with isolated amounts near 10 inches while outside of the band heavy rainfall may be more scattered in nature with amounts of only 1 to 2 inches. Some areas such as southern Galveston and Brazoria county may have lower amounts. The heavy rains will not only cause street
flooding but with the elevated river and bayou levels more river flooding is likely to occur. The flash flood watch may need to be extended this evening. The flood threat may begin to shift further north tonight toward the Madisonville and Huntsville and Crockett areas.

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (NWS, por sus siglas en inglés) ha extendido una alerta de inundación repentina para Houston hasta las 7 p.m. del jueves. Esto significa que las condiciones son favorables para que ocurran inundaciones.

Leer más: http://bit.ly/2mhyHpG

Protective Actions

Be Prepared. People should bring their pets inside and delay travel or outdoor activities during periods of heavy rainfall. If travel is unavoidable, reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning.

If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area, DO NOT travel.

Turn Around, Don't Drown®: Do not drive through flooded areas. If you see water covering the road, do not attempt to cross it. Only a few inches of water can float a vehicle . If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out of the vehicle, get to a higher position, and call 911.

Monitor Official Sources for Current Information: Harris County Flood Warning System (harriscountyfws.org), Houston TranStar (houstontranstar.org), and the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (weather.gov/hgx).

Monitor Stream, Bayou, and Creek Conditions: Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing creeks and bayous to rise and possibly exceed their banks. Stay informed of current conditions and avoid traveling near creeks and bayous.

Avoid Traveling during Periods of Heavy Rain: Rain can reduce visibility and prevent you from seeing the road ahead, which could lead to accidents.

Flash Flood Watch Through Wednesday Afternoon; Emisión de Flash Flood Watch Hasta el Miércoles por la Tarde September 16, 2019 Cory Stottlemyer Weather Information While the National Hurricane Center has lowered Imelda back to a depression, flood-producing rains remain the primary threat with this...

Mayor Sylvester Turner
09/12/2019

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Today is the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on our nation. I encourage all Houstonians to take your own moment to remember the victims of the horrifying attacks on that day. Also remember the first responders and other heroes who came to the rescue, and the many public servants who guard our well-being every day here in Houston and around the world.

Earlier today at City Hall we held the Houston Never Forgets 9/11 ceremony to commemorate the 18th anniversary.

#NeverForget #Remember911 #911Anniversary #September11 #NeverForget911 #September11th

09/12/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston City Council - Post Council Meeting Media Availability: 09/11/2019

Mayor Sylvester Turner
09/12/2019

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Each week, I welcome visitors and organizations from all over the #Houston area to congratulate and thank them for their contributions to the community.

We presented a proclamation to Dr. Charalampous and the Consulate of Greece in Houston in recognition of the exhibition of Greek #art from the Charalampous Collection at the Czech Center Museum Houston.

We also honored surviving WWII Veterans in honor of "Salute to the Greatest Generation" acknowledging the last #veteran survivors of #WWII.

Jack and Jill received a proclamation in honor of Jack and Jill, Inc: Humble/Kingwood Chapter Annual Day.

Congratulations to all who received recognition for making a positive impact in the Houston community! #HoustonStrong‬

Bloomberg Philanthropies
09/12/2019

Bloomberg Philanthropies

PODCAST: My Brother's Keeper Alliance was founded by Barack Obama to ensure that cities offer boys and young men of color an equal opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. Houston was one of the first cities to accept the challenge – and worked with Bloomberg Associates to create My Brother's Keeper Houston an initiative with robust partnerships and a reliance on data to guide decision making.

On today’s episode, we revisit Niiobli Armah’s discussion with Mayor Sylvester Turner to discuss the program’s impact. https://bloombg.org/2kAqwEx

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Mayor of Houston failed the people of Houston big time should of told every one to get out of town !