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neighborhoodr-houston:

Mayor Annise Parker shows her favorite spot in Houston at Buffalo Bayou Park on the new pedestrian bridge over Buffalo Bayou with a great view of downtown. Photo: Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson / HC

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corycorybobory:

my mayor (and her cartoon depiction) are better than yours

corycorybobory:

my mayor (and her cartoon depiction) are better than yours

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neighborhoodr-houston:

Mayor Annise Parker shows her favorite spot in Houston at Buffalo Bayou Park on the new pedestrian bridge over Buffalo Bayou with a great view of downtown. Photo: Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson / HC

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neighborhoodr-houston:

August 15, 2011 — Due to persistent drought conditions and continuously decreasing water levels in Lake Houston, Mayor Annise Parker today mandated the implementation of the City of Houston Stage Two Water Conservation Measures in accordance with the procedures outlined in Chapter 47 in the Code of Ordinances.

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shiftmad:

the Houston mayor was there! Go Houston for having a gay mayor! 

shiftmad:

the Houston mayor was there! Go Houston for having a gay mayor! 

Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a $4.253 billion dollar proposed total city budget and $1.916 billion general fund budget for fiscal year 2012…

"The long-term forecast is for better economic times ahead, but we are not there yet," said Mayor Parker. "As a result, we have had to say farewell to 747 of our dedicated city employees. It hurts to have to layoff employees. It’s tough to have to close swimming pools or reduce hours at libraries. These are gut wrenching decisions for city department directors and me because we know the impacts they will have."…

"We are in the middle of the toughest times Houston has experienced since the oil bust of the mid-1980s," said Mayor Parker. "Indeed, we are challenged, but our future is brighter. The signs of economic improvement we are seeing today provide assurance that the better times we yearn for are ahead. We will emerge from this downturn stronger and more financially secure. In the meantime, we will continue fighting crime, improving neighborhoods, growing our economy, creating jobs, planning for the future and saving money; we will continue reforming, streamlining, modernizing and transforming the way we do business."

A discussion of how Congressional budget cuts would affect American cities. (Houston Chronicle)

Julián Castro supports Obama fiscal plan, Annise Parker not on list of mayoral endorsers

Castro was one of several U.S. mayors pushed forward by the White House to sell the proposal publicly as Congress considers another $4.4 trillion measure with deeper spending cuts put forward by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

"The difference between what President Obama would have us take in terms of reduction, and what Rep. Ryan would do to cities, is drastic," Castro told reporters on a teleconference all arranged by the White House.


Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway were not on the list on eight mayors who endorsed the Obama blueprint today. But Castro strongly praised Obama’s fiscal plan, which was unveiled yesterday in a speech at George Washington Unversity….

Mayors from San Antonio, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., said cuts in the Republican proposal would hurt cities still grappling with the economic recession.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said cities were asking the president and Congress to be mindful of the economy as they move to reduce the deficit.

"We can cut our way out of prosperity if we are not careful," said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.