Meeting Minutes for August 24, 2021
The regularly scheduled meeting was convened at 6:30 pm by Barbara Quattro via Zoom.
Board members present were Ms. Quattro, Co–Vice Chairs Diana Cavazos and Alan Steinburg,
Douglas Smith, Treasurer and Cynthia Young, Secretary.
Motion made and carried to accept the July meeting minutes.
HPD Representatives: Commander Reece Hardy, Officers Tim Whitaker and Tavis Parkerson
and Lt. Jonathan Lui.
Houston Police Department Report: Westside Command center crime statistics for the Alief
area were presented by Officer Tim Whitaker and Lt. Lui.
Summary: Be careful at ATM’s as there has been an increase of incidents as well as gas
stations. Road rage is still out of control in our area. HPD is seeing carjackings,
prostitution, theft of catalytic converters and illegal drugs continue to rise throughout
the community. National Night Out will be 10–5–21. Regarding the request for
assistance with the Kirkwood/Bissonett clean up and homeless, there have been 24
citations given out. DRT is looking for compliance within 30 days to start corrections.
• Violent Crime up 1.3% for the year and 9.64% for the month
• Burglary of Homes down 18%%
• Burglary of Buildings up 30%
• Burglary of Vehicles down 21%
• Murder up 50% YTD
• Sexual Assault there has been 3 this past month
• Aggravated Assault down 8%
• Violent Crimes up 5.7%
• Non Violent Auto Crimes down 13%
Treasury Report: Doug Smith announced we have $14,216.30 in our account. Most of the
money has been appropriated for specific projects including The Empty Shelter Project, tree
plantings, and community garden improvements.
the Mayor’s Citizens Assistance Office, Lawrence Bell with Commissioner Tom Ramsey’s office
Dwight Boykin and Yolanda Alvarado with District Attorneys Kim Ogg’s office and Julia Ossemi–
Seied, Sally Alcorn’s office – At Large Position 5.
CM Tiffany Thomas
1. A job fair will be held August 14, 2021, at the Alief ISD Career Center from 10 am to
2. National Night out 10–5–21. Her office will support with resources if needed.
3. The water bill increase was passed by City Council and will be effective 9–1–21
4. There will be a showerhead replacement event to mitigate excess water.
5. ASNC has requested $1700 for tree plantings in Alief.
Julia Ossemi–Seied (At Large Position 5 – Sally Alcorn) Discussed the Sidewalk Summit. There
will be a Zoom meeting 9–21–21 from 5–7 PM. There will be a fall prevention day for Seniors
Lawrence Bell – Precinct 3, Tom Ramsey’s office
1. The County will mow Alief–Clodine all the way to the curb through October, 2021
2. A correction of draining and grating in Amity Park is projected to be completed in six
3. The County is addressing the trash and homeless people in the area of Kirkwood and
Bissonnet with businesses.
4. The owner of the trailer sitting on the corner of Alief Clodine was sent a 30–day letter to
remove the unit or Metro will do it. The Public Works department has also red tagged
5. Suggest the County could donate some Weed Eaters
ASNC Completed Projects:
Diana Cavazos – The 8/14/21 Clean Up @ Dairy Ashford and Alief Clodine was a success. We
also handed out personal auto trash bags. The next event will be 9–11–21; the location is to be
ASNC Project Up dates:
• The International District is getting bids to provide electricity to the Alief Community
• Tree plantings – We are looking for additional donations so we can plant 200 trees on
Kirkwood at Bissonnet
• District J will donate money to plant 100 trees on Bissonnet at Beltway 8
• The Empty Shelter Project will be coming to Alief in October. We are asking for
donations to feed the volunteers
• Anti–Litter campaign: We have solicited the assistance of Lawrence Bell with the
Precinct 3 Commissioner’s office as well as the IMD. The Store/Retail Center Owners
Accountability is ongoing.
• Dog Park– Ongoing with the suggestion of CenterPoint Easements• PSA – Long Nguyen is looking for new ideas for the clean ups.
• 9–11 Clean Up – location to be determined
• Shredding Paper event – November or December
• Candidate Forum for the Alief School Board will be 10–6–21 from 6:30 to 8 PM via a
zoom meeting. The School Bond proposition for $500 million will be on the November
Meeting was adjourned by Ms. Quattro at 7:45 pm
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