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Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 

Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 

HAR Facilitates Flood Control Strategy Session

Governmental Affairs Advisory Group Volunteers Receive Briefing on Tax Day Flood Impact for Greater Houston Area and Brainstorm Future Mitigation Plans Last month, more than 20 REALTOR® volunteers met with various stakeholders across multiple levels of government to discuss the current status of the region in regards to flood recovery. Additional discussion was held to determine the development of... 

Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 
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Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 

State Laws Go Into Effect

Please join the HAR Governmental Affairs Team in thanking our Greater Houston Area legislators who received TAR’s special recognition for all of their great work during the 84th Legislature: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Senators Robert Nichols and Larry Taylor, and Representatives John Otto, Senfronia Thompson, Dennis Bonnen, Greg Bonnen, Wayne Smith, and Sarah Davis. Additionally, we would like to... 

REALTORS® Support an Update to the City of Houston’s Historic Preservation Ordinance

By Ed Wolff, 2015 HAR Chair Special Appointee to the Historic Preservation Ordinance Ed Wolff has been monitoring the Historic Preservation Ordinance. He presented an update on the HPO’s status to volunteers serving on the Governmental Affairs Advisory Group during their April 29 meeting at HAR. One may ask, what are the benefits of owning a property in a historic district or of historic or of historic... 

Information at Your Fingertips With New HAR-City of Houston App

Almost a year’s worth of work and collaboration came to fruition on October 2, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker held a press conference to announce the free Houston Living mobile app, a revolutionary new app for iPhones and iPads.  Mayor Parker was joined by HAR Chair-Elect Chaille Ralph who demonstrated the app’s features to the media gathered in the City Hall Rotunda. “This is an example... 

Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Houston Homebuyers

Mayor Annise Parker video welcomes Houston Homebuyers Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend  Read More →

City of Houston Proposes Changes to Chapter 42 – The Land Development Code

The City of Houston’s Department of Planning and Development has proposed changes to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, the land development code. Generally, the City regulates land development in Houston and within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) through Chapter 42. The City of Houston does not have zoning, but development is governed by codes that address how property can be subdivided.... 
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