A number of smart and caring Houstonians have watched in dismay as the City of Houston’s finances have deteriorated over the past twelve years. Only recently, however, have the City’s elected leaders and a few
As the reality of the City’s budget has become apparent in recent weeks, Mayor Annise Parker and even some prospective 2015 mayoral candidates have begun to call for more revenues. This has led others to
THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF HARRIS COUNTY VS CITY OF HOUSTON by Bill King The divergence of the financial performance of the City of Houston and Harris County since 2003 is stark and telling. Since that
TURNER’S PENSION PLAN: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INCREDIBLE by Bill King Sylvester Turner announced his pension “plan” Wednesday. I put the word plan in quotes because the outline Turner delivered was so painfully
KUDOS TO BROWN AND GREEN by Bill King At the first meeting of our new City Council on Wednesday, Controller Chris Brown and CFO Kelly Dowe made their regular financial reports. Their reports were grim.