I attended the work session and regular city council meeting. As with past meetings, I enjoyed hearing the concerns and input of multiple city residents. During the executive session, the City Secretary complimented the citizens of Jersey Village for being so involved. The meeting was well attended as are most meetings. I agree, the involvement of Jersey Village citizens is above average. As part of the city manager report, the police chief introduced three new officers in the city.
Appearance in Harris County Commissioner’s Court
As I suggested to you, today I appeared before the Harris County Commissioner’s Court to support their decision to continue with their flood damage risk reduction of White Oak Bayou.
I was joined by City Manager Austin Bleess, Councilman Wubbenhorst, Councilman Mitcham, and Resident Mike Stembridge who has suffered multiple losses due to flooding. I need to also mention Councilman Warren
Harris County Flood Control Recommends White Oak Bayou Improvements
The City of Jersey Village has suffered major flooding events in 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2016. The main channel of White Oak Bayou passes through the center of our major neighborhood. The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has spent over $117 million dollars over the past 25 years on capital projects within the White Oak Bayou Watershed. This project has not been completed.
LONG TERM FLOOD RECOVERY RECOMMENDATIONS
- Golf Course Berm Project
- Wall St Area Drainage Improvements
- Home Elevations
- Lobby Harris County to Fund White Oak Bayou Improvements