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Charter Amendment Canvass: Hermann Park Morning
November 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
We’re collecting petition signatures to make our city more democratic. Come canvass with us this Saturday at Hermann Park!
We will be meeting at the North entrance of the park at the Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool. Look for our gray shirts! The training starts sharp at 10:30am and you may have difficulty parking, so arrive early.
The nearest rail stop is the Red line at Hermann Park/Rice U. Check Hermann Park’s website for parking. There is street parking Northeast of the park as well.
Email bryan.lavergne[at]houstondsa.org for any questions.
What’s this petition all about?
Under our current system, the Mayor has complete control over the City Council agenda. Even if all 16 Council Members want to vote on an issue at a Regular Session, only the Mayor has the power to let that happen. Fortunately, the people of Houston have the power to change this. Houston DSA is working with IAFF Local 341 on an amendment to the Houston City Charter that would allow any group of three Council Members to add items to the Council agenda. While mayors come and go, our City Charter stays the same. Let’s use our power to build a more democratic, more functional City of Houston where everyone’s voices are heard.