First Police-Community Relations Meeting

September 28, 2016


On Wednesday, The Mayor’s Council on Police-Community Relations (CPCR) hosted its first meeting to help address the community’s outcry for police reform and to discuss the issues around the shooting of unarmed men of color.

More than 40 community members, civic and religious leaders, as well as City staff got together to share their experiences with police. I believe this first session helped lay the foundation for more difficult conversations to come.

My hope is that by convening these meetings, inviting folks with different backgrounds and sharing with one another, that we can begin to map out meaningful reform for our community.




Housing Summit

Interested in joining housing experts from across the region to discuss how we can build dynamic and diverse neighborhoods in which all of our residents can thrive?  Then consider joining us for the 2016 Mayor's Housing Summit on September 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. 
The goal of the conference is to:


  • Update and inform the housing community about the current housing ecosystem

  • Engage participants from different disciplines in positive conversations with varied viewpoints

  • Provide targeted information and seek feedback on barriers to housing production, especially the production of affordable housing

  • Advise policy makers and housing providers about necessary local changes and

  • Promote opportunities for specific action.

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