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ReBuild Houston Advisory Committee


Houston, TX
Contact: Daniel Krueger
Phone: (832)395-2474 Fax: (832)395-2480
Email:
Updated as of: 1/8/2014



LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR CREATION AND OPERATION(City)
Article XIV of Chapter 47, Section 47-861 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. Rebuild Houston Oversight Committee to advise the city on drainage project priorities and process. Ordinance No. 2011-254.

GENERAL POWER AND DUTIES
To be an independent advisory committee whose role is to advise the City on ReBuild Houston and the project prioritization process. The Committee will report directly to the Mayor. In performing this advisory role, the Committee will:

. Advise the Mayor on Public Works and Engineering project selection, process methodology and recommend
changes where appropriate to enhance outcomes.

. Advise the Mayor on ways to more effectively engage super neighborhood, civic, homeowner and business
groups to ensure various stakeholders are informed of project priorities and are provided an opportunity for
input into the ReBuild Houston program, including monitoring and recommending improvements to community
relations activities.

. Provide regular reports to the Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure Committee.


MEETING TIME AND LOCATION


COMPOSITION
The members of the Rebuild Houston Oversight Committee must be residents of the City of Houston. City employees or contractors, engineers or firms participating in any city street and/or drainage system project are ineligible to serve.
Positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Appointed by the City Council.
Positions 6, 7, 8, 9: Appointed by the Mayor.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER: Chair of Flooding and Drainage Committee will serve as an Ex-Officio member of the Oversight Committee.

QUORUM: A majority of the members (5) of the Rebuild Houston Oversight Committee shall constitute a quorum.
TERM: Each member shall serve for a term of two years (with the exception of the initial term of positions 2, 4, 6, 8 which shall be one year) and shall hold over until the member's successor is nominated and confirmed. The terms of each even-numbered position shall end on May 1 of even-numbered years, and the terms of each odd-numbered position shall end on May 1 of odd-numbered years.
CHAIRPERSON: The chairperson of the Committee is appointed by the Mayor.
COMPENSATION: None



FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Entity is NOT included in the financial reporting for the City of Houston.

MEMBER LIST
 
Member NamePosition #Chair
Oliver Pennington00Ex-Officio
Frances CastaƱeda Dyess01 
Kathryn Cooper Easterly02 
Edward Taravella03 
Vernita Harris04 
Bert Keller05 
Gilbert A. Herrera06Chair
Jeri Brooks07 
Scott Elmer08 
Jeff Ross09 

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