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Charter Amendment Canvass: Terry Hershey Park
November 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We’re collecting petition signatures to make our city more democratic. Come canvass with us this Saturday at Terry Hershey Park!
We will be meeting at Terry Hershey Parking on Memorial. Look for our gray shirts! The training starts sharp at 10:30am, so arrive early!
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.