Blackwood is a farm, an educational center for all sorts of things, 33 acres of ecosystems working together–and it’s a quiet, serene part of our world. Rebecca and Gabi come on to tell us of the changes over the years as the farm matures to host more of a perennial agriculture, the ecology develops–and they tell of all the new programs happening this spring that will teach about these changes.
Flooding, Houston: two words that go together, and the Bayou City Initiative has been formed to add a new dimension to the discussion. Organizations and leaders from all over the Houston area are involved with the common goals of transparency and equity. A first priority is a good flooding bond issue proposal, the time for voting “them” money to fix something and decisions made behind closed doors is over, oh, maybe not. It’s only going to work if we stayed involved.
The Montrose Management District, its politically appointed board, and its consultant have been controversial since the district’s beginning, and the subject of several lawsuits. Daphne is a small business (very small, as are most of the business in the district) owner in the district and come in with an update about the various court cases, the order to validate the signatures on the petition to dissolve the district–as well as the overarching issue: surprise taxation without representation. We would like to have the District on to discuss the issues involved.
This show is a great way to learn about the League and your own path to making sure you get to vote. The League of Women Voters has been the light of objectivity over the decades, and this upcoming set of elections is no exception. After the primaries, the League will ask questions of the candidates and publish their responses.
CM Davis has a tough job. His district hopscotches over a large part of Houston, generally north of downtown and it presents special challenges–and we talk about these challenges and the future of the community. This is a very good show about the human side of being a Houston City Councilmember.