Yesterday The Mayor unveiled the proposed $410 mil bond package that she wants city voters to support this November. Check out the Chron piece here.
City Council will vote in a few weeks to formally put the measure on the ballot.
Immediately after The Mayor made her presentation my good pal Sue Davis sent out a press release announcing the formation of Vote for Houston’s Future Committee, the PAC that will be the vehicle for the bond campaign and My Brown Eyed Girl also known as Pam-In-Charge will serve as one of the Co-Chairs. That’s a good move since Pam commands a whole lot of respect in H-Town. Here is from the press release:
“In these tough economic times, Houston is leading the way – creating more jobs, borrowing less, and improving the quality of life for all Houstonians for years to come,” said Campaign Co-Chair Pam Gardner, former President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros. “We urge Houstonians to vote for the City Bonds in November.”
Name the pitcher that has played in the most MLB All Star Games?
On an unrelated note, The Mayor said yesterday that she doesn’t think HISD should go out for a tax increase this November. The Mayor made these remarks at her press availability in response to a question on the proposed HISD $1.8 bil bond package.
Welcome back Lisa Falkenberg. The Chron columnist has been on maternity leave and now she’s back with a column on Mitt Romney’s appearance at the NAACP Convention. Check it out here.
My pal CM Mike Sullivan submitted his resignation letter effective January 1, 2013 win, lose or draw. Here is from Chron.com:
Sullivan said he submitted his resignation early so that the city does not have to call a special election to replace him but can put the District E race on November’s presidential election ballot. His early notice gives Council time to put the election on the ballot and for qualified candidates to step forward. ”There’d be no appointments, no back-room deals,” Sullivan said.
Of course, if there is a runoff in the race to replace him, there will be a stand-alone election that will end up costing city taxpayers but what the heck!
The Rocket of course holds the record for pitching in 10 MLB All Star Games.
The Chron sports section has a piece today on Wandy being on the trading block. Here is what the team GM has to say:
“Our strategy is to put this team in a position to compete year in and year out for a title, so any moves we make will have that in mind.”
Well at least the free grub was pretty good the other evening at the All Star Game watch party at The Yard. Caesar’s Salad, BBQ Sliders, hot dogs, ice cream, and a couple of free drinks.