Minutes for Tuesday January 23, 2018


Chair: Barbara Quattro Vice Chair: Noreen Smith Treasurer: Doug Smith – Secretary: Jesus Zamora.

OPENING: The regularly scheduled meeting of the Alief Super Neighborhood Council was held on January 23, 2017 at the Alief Community Center. Chair Barbara Quattro called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. The first order of business was the Treasurer report from Doug Smith. The ASNC currently has a balance of $3,056 including a generous $1,000 donation from the Brays Wood Patio Homes HOA.

Alief Crime Update: Houston Police: Police Report from West-Side Command officers show that crime has been reduced during this year by a significant 21%. Residential apartment crime rates, aggravated assaults and domestic assaults are following the same trend. Reports show that graffiti tagging in the neighborhoods tagging has increased. Officers informed residents that owners are responsible for abating the graffiti if your property is tagged. Game rooms continue to be a problem in Alief.

Honored Guest: State Representative Hubert Vo spoke with Residents about accomplishments and issues of the Texas Legislature. First, he explained that the budget has increased for the 2017-2018 budgeting period as compared to the 2015-2016 budgeting period Medicaid is the biggest expenditure in the budget. There is talk of expansion of Border Security and careers opportunities are available. Job creating programs are underway, including plans to work with local organizations to increase jobs, as well as to assist school district with different needs. Agricultural expansion is also under way in Texas and investment funds are needed. Rep. Vo also explained that maternal mortality rate has increased. Assistance for Veterans is being worked on to help them obtain homes with property taxes being waived. The Barker Reservoir is currently being rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey Damages. Lastly, Rep. Vo encouraged all residents to write to their political leaders to demand changes within their communities.

Discussion: Chair Barbara Quattro requested $30k in district service funds from CM Le office to water 200 trees in Hackberry Park. Once again, the District F council member refused to fund this request. . An invitation was extended to everyone to help in painting the storage cabinets at the Community Center Classrooms. Lastly, all four positions for ASNC officers are up for election in March, 2018. Diann Purvis and Karla Kessler volunteered to be the nominating committee.