Mayor Sylvester Turner will host a series of town hall meetings this week to discuss the two city ballot items that will appear on the November ballot.
In November, Houston voters in November will consider a measure that would give firefighters the same pay as police officers of corresponding rank and seniority, and also will weigh a second vote on the street and drainage repair program called Rebuild Houston.
Turner repeatedly has called the firefighter pay parity issue “unaffordable” and has said its passage would force service cuts and layoffs. On the other hand, he has said he will continue to implement ReBuild Houston in the same manner regardless of the outcome of the vote. The controversial monthly drainage fee that is a key component of that program is not at issue in November.
The gatherings will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and will start Wednesday and run through the week before early voting starts in October.
Here is the list of meetings:
- Wednesday, Sept. 5 – District C – Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray, 77019
- Monday, Sept. 10 – District H – Moody Park, 3725 Fulton, 77009
- Wednesday, Sept. 19 – District J – Sharpstown Community Center, 6600 Harbor Town, 77036
- Thursday, Sept. 20 – District B – Kashmere MSC, 4802 Lockwood, 77026
- Monday, Sept. 24 – District A – Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, 77055
- Wednesday, Oct. 3 – District D – Sunnyside Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen, 77051
- Thursday, Oct. 4 – District I – EB Cape Center, 4501 Leeland, 77023
- Monday, Oct. 8 – District F – Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd., 77072
- Wednesday, Oct. 17 – District K – Fountain Life Center, 14083 S. Main, 77035
- Thursday, Oct. 18 – District G, Walnut Bend Recreation Center, 10601 Briar Forest, 77042
The mayor also will be present to discuss the ballot measures at two District E meetings the local council member, Dave Martin, plans to host next month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:
- Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood 77345
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston 77058