You’re Invited: Flood Task Force Meeting Tonight
The Harris County Community Resilience Flood Task Force will meet tonight (4/28/22) from 5:30 to 7:30 via Zoom. You’re invited. Register to attend by visiting the Task Force website.
The agenda will cover:
- Recap of first year’s activity
- Reports by committee chairs
- Status updates from Harris County Community Services, Flood Control District and Infrastructure Resilience Team on:
- CDBG-MIT Funding Update
- 2018 Bond Finances and next steps
- Resilience Actions Inventory
- Public comments will come at the end of the meeting.
The Community Flood Resilience Task Force (CFRTF) is a multidisciplinary, community-driven body. Harris County’s Commissioners Court established it to ensure the County develops and implements equitable flood resilience projects that reflect community needs.
The meeting will also give you a chance to watch Dr. Tina Petersen in action. Petersen is the new executive director of flood control. She started last month.
Public Comment Period
CFRTF meetings are designed to help Task Force members accomplish their objectives. Therefore public participation is limited. However, members of the public may observe meetings and this meeting will have time available for public comment. If you cannot attend, you may also submit written comments in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the CFRTF, visit https://cfrtf.harriscountytx.gov/.
Recently, the group has debated retooling the county’s equity guidelines for flood-mitigation funds to favor densely populated neighborhoods, such as those inside Beltway 8. If you feel left out, make sure you attend. Voice your opinion.
The map below shows historical flood losses in the county.
Lake Houston is in the upper right. Darker colors represent more damage. Lighter colors represent less.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 4/28/22
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