DELIVERING TAX DOLLARS TO THE DISTRICT

  • Kingwood Mobility Study which resulted in Northpark Drive Expansion project (design FY20, west side construction FY21, east side construction FY23)
  • South Shaver Road reconstruction project
  • Opening of the Clear Lake Permitting Center which came to fruition through a budget amendment offered during the discussion of the FY14 budget.
  • Completed 10 safe sidewalks districtwide to improve pedestrian mobility and safety within the community
  • Solid Waste Management Department’s expansion of the Single Stream Recycling Program
  • Approval of the continuation of the Electronic Waste Recycling contract
  • Extension of Challenger Boulevard to Brantley at Ellington Airport
  • Rehab of School Street between Aerospace and Brantley at Ellington Airport
  • Houston Spaceport licensing by the FAA
  • Purchase of the Boeing building at Ellington for the expansion of the Houston Spaceport
  • Coordinated with TIRZ 10 on multiple mobility improvements throughout the Kingwood area, including intersection improvements and the expansion of Northpark Drive
  • Continues to fight for the equitable distribution of CIP funding throughout the council districts and is proactively working with Mayor Turner to see projects delivered back to District E
  • Advocated for District E transportation projects with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and successfully secured Federal Funding
  • Distributed over 2,000 backpacks to students in need district wide.
  • Funded trails at Exploration Green
  • Recognizes and honors local educators through annual Teacher of the Year Luncheons
  • Recognizes and honors sacrifices made by those working in the public safety field through the local Peace Officer and Firefighter of the Year luncheon
  • Organized annual Battery Oil Paint Antifreeze recycling events in the district
  • Provided funding to Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership for the advancement of tourism and economic development in the South Belt Ellington/Clear Lake area

POST HARVEY

  • Coordinated visits with Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner George P. Bush to the area Post-Harvey
  • Secured hundreds of millions of recovery dollars
  • Only city council district completed first pass of Harvey debris removal in less than 30 days
  • Only city council district to have an active post-Harvey recovery project begin within 2 years of the event (dredging)
  • Only council member to secure and distribute post-Harvey supplies for the community at his own distribution center
  • Secured cleaning supplies from the Red Cross to distribute directly to the communities in District E impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
  • CM Martin was the only council member to facilitate a property by property investigation throughout all of District E post Harvey and created a map of affected areas and homes needing assistance
  • Identified the need for the addition of ten spillway gates to the Lake Houston Dam
  • Coordinated the removal of debris Post Harvey in the Lake, River and canals
  • Identified the need for dredging in the West Fork of the San Jacinto River
  • Coordinated recovery centers for Post-Hurricane Harvey assistance
  • Requested and secured two board positions from the Lake Houston community to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors from Governor Abbott
  • Provided funding for HPD overtime at the Post-Harvey #KingwoodStrong community event

BUDGET

  • Cast a light on special revenue funds
  • Increased District Capital Improvement Project budget from nearly 1% to 9%
  • Provided pointed budget amendments to the administration
  • For the first time in District E history submitted budget amendments that would have set up a Lake Houston Maintenance fund (first submitted in 2018, second submittal will be 2019).
  • Fought to maintain Council District Service Fund Budgets for District Council Members to more expeditiously complete road & drainage projects, provide equipment to Fire and Police, as well as improve conditions at parks all within District E
  • Allocated $400,000 of Council District Service Fund to District E Houston Fire Stations

PROJECTS

  • Allocated funding for the removal of dead, dying or dangerous trees along the major thoroughfares in Kingwood
  • Allocated more than $100,000 for concrete panel replacements in Kingwood and Clear Lake
  • Kingwood Drive at Chestnut Ridge sidewalk
  • Planting of trees along the medians on Edgebrook and Space Center Boulevard
  • Installation of light fixtures at Meadowcreek Village Park to improve lighting and responding to public safety concerns
  • Installation of street lights on West Lake Houston Parkway and Gulf Palms
  • Installation of street lights on Scarsdale Boulevard
  • Installation of street lights at Krueger Way and Falcon Pass
  • Replacement of playground equipment at Wilson Memorial Park and Freeway Manor Park
  • Improvement at Meadowcreek Village Park, which includes installation of new tables and benches, installation of pet waste bag dispensers, dog water fountains, upgrade and repairs of playground equipment, as well as the renovation of the pavilion
  • Improvement of Oak Meadows Park, which includes purchase of picnic tables, updating existing playground equipment, addition of a walking path, and improving the sand volleyball pit area
  • Renovation and reconstruction of Dylan Duncan Memorial Skate Park
  • Northpark Drive at Woodridge Parkway/Hidden Pines Drive intersection improvements and sidewalk installation
  • Demolition and removal of the monument signs on Clear Lake City Blvd
  • Hired a contractor to respond to the concern of and trap feral hogs in Kingwood
  • Planted 60 trees in the medians on Clear Lake City Blvd. between I-45 and Highway
  • Allocated funding for the installation of a marquee sign in front of the Kingwood Community Center for more visibility and to display programming scheduled at the center
  • Allocated funding to revise the Sylvan Rodriguez Park masterplan to include a community center
  • Purchased lifeguard stands for Wilson Memorial Pool
  • Purchase two booster trucks for Fire Stations 63 and 103 in Kingwood
  • Increased the frequency of mowing in the medians from a 21 day cycle to a 14 day cycle
  • Supported funding for after school programs to be offered at various sites in the council district through the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded for Kids program administered by the Harris County Department of Education
  • Facilitated partnership between San Jacinto College and HAS for the Spaceport Advanced Aerospace Training Center
  • Removal of the Wilson Memorial Park Moat
  • Installation of mile markers at Freeway Manor park trails
  • Provided funding for the Northpark Drive traffic simulation as well as Northpark Drive expansion design video with the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 10.
  • Funded the purchase of Kingwood Community Center classroom blinds to improve energy efficiency

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Donated excess funds in FY13 to Lake Patrol for the purchase of a new boat
  • Donated excess funds to Lake Patrol for the purchase of a jet ski and launch
  • Donated $100,000 in surplus office funds from FY14 to the Houston Police Department, (Kingwood Substation, Clear Lake Substation, Lake Patrol and K-9 Unit)
  • Donated excess funds in FY15 to HPD Lake Patrol, the Clear Lake Substation and Special Events
  • Funded multiple HPD overtime initiatives
  • Responded to constituent public safety concerns and have successfully installed new traffic signs, adjusted the timing of traffic signals, installed new sidewalks, etc.
  • Worked to improve the safety of the intersection of Clear Lake City Boulevard and El Dorado Boulevard
  • Working with Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2 Office on the potential widening of El Dorado south from Clear Lake City Blvd. to Horsepen Bayou
  • Working with TIRZ 10, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Friendswood Development company on the construction of a new pedestrian tunnel on West Lake Houston Parkway
  • Used Council District Service Funds for the purchase of speed trailers for Kingwood and Clear Lake HPD substations
  • Coordinated the installation of the HAWK Beacon to benefit Memorial Hermann while also providing an improved route for travelers in the area
  • Advocated for Clear Lake residents and secured the building of the METRO El Dorado Park & Ride
  • Added the extension of Ellington Bypass to the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway plan which halted the possible development of a 58 oil tank project.
  • Allocated funding for improvements to be made at several fire stations throughout the council district
  • Allocated funding for the creation of the Danger of Storm Surge and Flooding Video in coordination with BAHEP and the Houston Office of Emergency Management

LEADERSHIP

  • Appointed Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee
  • Appointed Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee on Debt Financing and Pensions
  • Appointed to the Economic Development Committee
  • Appointed to the Ethics and Council Governance Committee
  • Appointed to the Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee
  • Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member
  • Honorary Capital Campaign Committee Member for the new 747/Shuttle Carrier at Space Center Houston
  • Ex-Officio Member of the Houston First Board of Directors
  • Board member on the Houston First Joint Marketing Committee
  • Board member of the Houston First Governance Audit and Finance Committee
  • Board member of the Houston First Benefits and Compensation Committee
  • Member of the School of Science and Computer Engineering’s Advisory Board at the University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • BAHEP Strategic Planning Steering Committee Member
  • Ex-Officio member on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Board of Directors
  • Served as secretary and treasurer of the Harris County Houston Sports Authority
  • Harris County Houston Sports Authority Board of Directors

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Hosts annual spring and fall town hall meetings in the council district
  • Hosted public stakeholder meetings in Kingwood in regards to the Kingwood Mobility Study
  • Publishes monthly newsletter
  • Regularly posts to social media channels including Facebook and Twitter
  • Responds to every phone call and email the District E office receives
  • Has a Clear Lake satellite office available for meetings with constituents
  • Sends press releases out on a regular basis updating the constituency about upcoming meetings, agenda items, construction projects, etc.
  • Helps spread the word for other District organizations by publishing news and events about each in the monthly newsletter and posting to social media

TRAVEL

  • Traveled to the Netherlands in September 2014 with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership to tour the storm surge protection systems the Dutch use to understand how a similar approach can be used along the Gulf Coast to prevent future storm surge damage. Also toured a similar project in New Orleans with the same group
  • Continues to take the lead with the City of Houston when advocating for storm surge protection, particularly the Coastal Spine proposal developed by Texas A&M Galveston
  • Advocated in Washington DC for Spaceport
  • Advocated in Washington DC for Harvey Recovery
  • Advocated in Washington DC for economic development
  • Annual travel to Austin to advocate for district projects, most notably brought attention to and secured funding for dredging of the San Jacinto River, addition of flood gates to Lake Houston spillway dam, and regional watershed study