It took Commentary about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meeting that was held in Clear Lake last night. The Mayor was there along with CM Sullivan and around 60 folks including staff and security.
Just about everyone that spoke doesn’t want Clear Lake and Kingwood in the same district (District E). They claim they don’t have representation. Here are some quotes from last night.
“Nobody is listening to us.”
“We deserve representation.”
“Give us a voice.”
“Nobody is from Clear Lake that represents us.”
They claim they don’t have much in common with Kingwood. They say they are more diverse than Kingwood.
One thing is for sure, nobody cracked on paperless folks last night.
Nobody came out and opposed adding two new council seats.
I guess they do have a point or two if you ask me.
When was the last MLB game played in the Astrodome? Who played? Who threw the last pitch? Who was the last batter?
The H-Town City Council will decide today if we will have two new city council districts. Based on observing council on this matter, I’m predicting we will get the two.
Yesterday, CM Stardig said we couldn’t afford adding two new seats.
Here is from the City Charter:
If, upon any determination of the population of the City pursuant to this Charter, such population is determined to be 2,100,000 persons or more, then the number of Council Members for the regular terms next commencing and continuing thereafter shall increase from fourteen to sixteen.
It doesn’t say if we have the money.
H-Town City Controller Ron Green has an Op-Ed in today’s supporting the two new council districts. Check it out.
I’m not going to say anything about the feds claiming Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole wanted to “live the good life.” Hey, who doesn’t want to live the good life?
On October 9, 1999, the ‘Stros lost to The ATL by a score of 7-5 of course, in Game 4 of the NLDS. With the ATL’s John Rocker (yikes) on the mound, the late Ken Caminiti hit a fly ball out to centerfield for the final out of course. That was the last time MLB was played in the Astrodome.
Did I mention that three weeks from this evening the Red Sox visit The Yard for our final preseason game of the year!