Greater Heights council to wrap up 'SNAP' requests next week
The Greater Heights Super Neighborhood Council plans to wrap up its requests
next week for 2011's Super Neighborhood Action Plan, or SNAP.
Under the SNAP program, each super neighborhood can ask the City of Houston
for up to 25 small public-works projects, like street repairs, park
improvements, and tree plantings. Next year's requests are due to the city
by Jan. 14.
The GHSNC will likely formally adopt its list of SNAP request during its
meeting Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Houston Heights Fire Station, 107
W. 12th St.
Sid Edmonds, who chairs the council's Infrastructure Committee and is also a
member of the East Sunset Heights Association Council, says this year's
requests mostly involve pothole repairs and drinking fountains at parks. "We
had heard that the program was going to be reduced this year... so we tried
to curtail some expectations going in," Edmonds says.
Greater Heights might not even use all 25 of its allotted requests. Edmonds
says the list is at about 20 right now. Residents with last-minute ideas for
SNAP requests should contact the council
before next Tuesday's meeting, not during the meeting.
Even if the council uses up all 25 requests, they are subject to the city's
approval. "We did fill all 25 spots last year, and they weren't all
granted," Edmonds says.