January 2013

Minutes for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 PM, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

Chairperson, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Roll Call of council members was done by sign-in sheet. A quorum was met (see attached).

GUESTS: Veronica Hernandez (COH Mayor’s office); Catherine Le (Congressman Al Green’s office); Kevin Kebede (YMCA); Susan Rogers (UofH/CORE Collaborative Community Design Initiatives; Anthony Domenech Texans Together); Margie Hogan (Property Manager, Crown Colony), and Courtney Martinez (HCC-Katy)

HOSPITALITY –Hospitality was provided by ASNC for this meeting. Hospitality providers are encouraged to volunteer.

1. Neeta Sane motioned to accept the November Minutes. Seconded by Mike Kreinsen. Council voted, motion passed.
2. Neeta Sane motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded Mike Kreinsen, motion passed.


Barbara Quattro opened the meeting. She showed a bumper sticker developed by The Alief Leaders Coalition for the area entitled “Alief=Diversity”. In addition she explained the coalition was creating networking, resources and events, and identifying projects (health, education and youth) as a collaborative effort. She asked the Board about continuing hospitality. Barbara noted that Natalie LaCasa (alternate to Brian Burks) and Susan Castro are no longer with the ASNC. Brian introduced Annie Trinh as Natalie’s replacement. Marie Lee, Neighborhoods Area 1, returned to the Council after a several month hiatus due to medical reasons. Ralph Daniel, community volunteer, has compiled a list of Alief subdivisions and their contact names.

TREASURER’S REPORT –The reported balance was $2091.48
ELECTIONS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE There are open positions on the council and Frank Garcia has sent out emails seeking interested organizations. Harry Ronk was seated in Position 22 (Security) and presented with a membership certificate.
PROJECTS/SNAP COMMITTEE The ASNC’s wish list for the CIP includes the library expansion with a multi-purpose center, expansion of the COH Hike and Bike trails, and repair of the sports fields at the Alief Community Park..


Susan Rogers, UofH, Director CORE Ms. Rogers and her students studied three distinct areas of Houston, one of which was Alief. Their findings were detailed in a book which offered opinions on what each area had to offer an and what was needed. She is partnering with the IMD to help revitalize the area. Their focues will be building a framework for change, developing new ways to think about the community, population density, how the value of a dollar spent comes back to a neighborhood, distribution of parks, drainage easements, public spaces, district identity and pedestrian movement. Ms. Rogers was very enthusiastic and forward thinking in her approach to Alief’s future development. She answered questions and gave out copies of her book.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS- The following speakers are scheduled:

• BARC February 26th
• Crime in Section 19G of the West Side Command – March
• Parks by You – April
• COH Legal Department – May
• Harris County Flood Control District – June

Public Session and Announcements.
• There will be a SNAP workshop December 10th run by Rebuild Houston to be attended by Frank Garcia and Barbra Quattro
• The Alief Leaders Coalition will meet January 23rd, 2012 from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Alief YMCA, 7850 Howell Sugar Land Rd., Houston, TX

The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, February 26, 2013 at the Centerpoint location.

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.

Minutes approved ____________
Compiled, Written and Submitted by
V. M. Sugar, Secretary