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Ch. 13 KTRK-TV Houston has reported that Houston City Councilman Larry Green (D) of District K since 2012, was found dead at his residence this morning according to HPD. He was 52 years old. According to HPD, a missed meeting had people concerned & welfare check at the Green residence, where they found him. It appears that Green died of natural causes. HPD says that Green's death remains under investigation, but there appeared to be no foul play. He was first elected to the newly-formed District K in 2011, which serves from the edge of the TX Medical Center to the portion of Houston within Fort Bend County. He was sworn into office on January 2nd, 2012 & was reelected in 2013 & 2015, which included the first 4-year term when Green won his 3rd & final term of office. During his 1st term on the Houston City Council, Green brought more than $20 million worth of economic development projects to his district, which includes the Houston police station & street construction & repairs. He also pushed to see that women-owned businesses were included into Houston's affirmative action contracting program. Green earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Houston & JD from the Thurgood Marshall Law School of TX Southern University. He was also a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, a former Board Trustee of Brentwood Baptist Church; board member of the TX Black Expo & College of Science & Technology Advisory Board at TX Southern University. http://abc13.com/politics/houston-council-member-larry-green-dies-at-52/3182154/ http://www.houstontx.gov/council/k/about.html
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) achieved his goal of securing unanimous passage of his 1st budget on May 25th, a month ahead of the typical schedule & after an unusually brief & amicable discussion inside City Council headquarters. The $2.3 billion general fund budget, which pays for most basic city services with revenues from taxes & fees, spends $82 million less than the current budget, only the 2nd budget cut for Houston in decades. That is in spite of the city facing an additional $27 million in mandated employee raises & $29 million more in rising pension payments in the fiscal year that starts on July 1st. Anyone have thoughts on the budget & impact it's going to have ? http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Turner-unanimous-budget-OK-sends-strong-message-7945759.php
Term-limited out of the Houston City Council from seeking a 4th term, there's been talk on the political future of 3-term Houston City Councilman At-Large 4 C.O. Bradford (D) & what he plans on doing next after he leaves office in a few months from now. Which next political office will Bradford run for ? A.) Harris County District Attorney in 2016 B.) Harris County Judge in 2018 C.) Harris County Sheriff in 2016