Press Release: In an effort to preserve the character of District B neighborhoods, Council Member Jerry Davis is taking a hands on approach to ensuring all District B neighborhoods have the information they need in order to preserve their existing lot size and prevent incompatible residential development. This effort will ensure that future buildings conform to existing building lines.  In a letter to the constituents of District B, Council Member Davis stated “Out of concern about possible gentrification of our neighborhoods I decided to vote NO on Chapter 42.”  Council Member Davis is asking that District B residents become engaged in the neighborhood character preservation processes.  The 1st step is attending informational meetings (dates and times listed below) explaining the two protection methods and providing the assistance residents will need in order to protect their neighborhood’s character.  


Council Member Davis is working with the City of Houston Planning and Development Department and the civic leadership of District B to prepare in order to meet the one year deadline.  Council Member Davis would like to partner with all media outlets willing to assist in this effort to make sure all District B residents are informed about the upcoming effects of Chapter 42 and what residents need to do in order to protect their neighborhoods.  He is open to interviews, publishing letters, and any other informative outlets available.  Please see the attached letter to the District B residents. Below are the first two meetings to be held in District B:

1.                   Acres Homes Chapter 42 Meeting

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Time: 6:00 PM

Acres Homes Multi Service Center, 6719 W Montgomery, Houston, TX

2.                   Northeast Chapter 42 Meeting

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Time: 6:30 PM

Northeast Multi Service Center, 9720 Spaulding, Houston, TX