Meetings Minutes for Tuesday July 23, 2019


11903 Bellaire Boulevard

Houston, TX 77072

Meeting Minutes for July 23, 2019

The regularly scheduled meeting was convened at 6:30 pm by Barbara Quattro in the Alief Community Center. Board members present were Ms. Quattro, Chairperson, Noreen Smith, Vice Chair, Douglas Smith, Treasurer and Cynthia Young, Secretary. Motion made and carried to accept the June meeting minutes.

Guests: Commander Faulhaber and Lt. Tim Trometer, Westside Command Center, Tiffany Thomas, Candidate for District F council seat, Freddi Cuellar, Candidate for District J council seat, Abraham Zorilla with Complete Community COH Planning and Development, Dillion Lee and Long Nguyen with District F.

Alief Houston Police Department Report: Westside Command Center crime statistics for the Alief area were presented by Commander Faulhaber and Lt. Tim Trometer. There was a 19.8% decrease in violent crime. There were no homicides in the last 30 days. Home burglaries are down 20% so far this month. Sexual assaults – there were two this month including one with a child and father. According to the officers, once these criminals are caught, they do not stay in jail very long and then they are right back on the street doing the same thing. Gangs are still very present in Alief. There are several anti-gang programs for children. You can look them up on the Mayor’s website.

Treasury Report: Doug Smith announced we have $5,397.56 in the account.

Program Speakers:

In our last meeting we announced that Thati Moreira is associated with a Houston Food Bank donor that is looking for a project and is willing to donate $50,000. The donor wants interested people/associations to detail how they would spend the funds; one of the criteria is that it must have a long-lasting impact on the community. We are still looking for ideas so please submit any suggestions you may have.

Tiffany Thomas is a candidate running for District F. She is a University Professors and has lived in Alief most of her life and still resides here. She feels strongly that community involvement is the key to making the District a place for one and all to grow.

Also attending was a representative for At-Large Candidate Salle Alcorn and District J candidate Freddie Cuellar.

Abraham Zorilla is the lead planner from Complete Communities for the COH Planning and Development. Mayor Turner created the Complete Communities program in 2017. The City wants to hear from residents about the good and the bad in the community. The purpose is to decide on

projects, create partnerships, and develop change and action plans. A kick off meeting will be planned to promote the event. The funding is city wide for this program and grants are possible.

Dillion Lee, an intern with District F, discussed the 2020 Census. He advised that it is critical for Alief and the City of Houston to get a correct resident count, since we have been under-counted in the past. There is a drive to inform the community of the Census’s importance. Each person counted in a community receives government funding for that area. Billions have not been received by Houston due to this under counting.


· Empty Shelter Project is August 24, 2019

· Free water safety program at Braves Village Pool 8-5 through 8-9-19

· Blood Drive 8-8-19 with a raffle of a TV

· Mayor Debate 9-23-19 Hayes Building

Meeting was adjourned by Ms. Quattro at 7:44 pm

Minutes written and submitted by:

Cynthia Young