The “Occupy” movement has cost Houston considerably less than other major cities. As of late November, the city had racked up more than $11,000 in police overtime. No updated numbers were immediately available.
Did the mayor’s office supply those numbers to KHOU? Hard to know, since the reporter doesn’t say.
However, the newspaper of record in Houston (such as it is) reported back in December that HPD had “racked up $366,734 in additional costs” related to the Occupy Houston squatters. The newspaper story did not report how much Mayor Parker’s “free electricity for the Occupy Houston Squatters” policy had cost the city (read: taxpayers).