Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement in Response to Southwest Key Programs Inc., Lawsuit Against the City of Houston

September 14, 2018 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the following statement in response to media questions about a lawsuit filed by Southwest Key Programs against the City of Houston:

"The city is only interested in the safety, security and well being of children and will continue to enforce all building codes and regulations designed to accomplish that purpose.

“Southwest Key has repeatedly been asked to submit plans outlining the intended use of the facility to determine the proper occupancy use based on the International Building Code”

"They have failed to do so. Hopefully they will realize that they are not exempt and must follow the rules like everyone else. We continue to wait for them to respond. In the meantime, we will review the pleading and respond accordingly.