ParkHouston Compliance Officer Victoria Freeman won the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) Professional Excellence Award for Superior Parking Compliance Frontline staff at the IPMI annual conference in Fort Worth in June 2023! Congratulations Ms. Freeman and thank you for your dedication to ParkHouston and the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department.
Houston Earns LEED Gold Certification for Sustainability and Resilience Achievements
Houston earns the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The award was based on Houston’s performance on energy, water, waste, transportation, education, health, safety, and equitable outcomes.
Animal Control Officer Rebeckah Glaster finds the 'good times' working for BARC
The adage, “time flies when you’re having fun” can be applied to BARC Animal Control Officer Rebeckah Glaster. She’s worked at the shelter for nearly two years, but to let her tell it, the experience still feels like yesterday.
EPA Top 30
The City of Houston ranks #1 in the nation for annual green power use according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Through geothermal, solar, and wind energy sources, Houston uses more that 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of green power per year. Click "More Information" below to see the list of the top 30 local governments.
Noise & Sound Ordinance
Houston City Council recently approved amendments to the Noise and Sound Ordinance Chapter 30. Click "More Information" to see a summary or the regulations, permit types, and protest procedures.
The Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department (ARA) provides a wide variety of administrative services to the City of Houston’s departments, such as 311 service request routing, payroll processing, asset disposition, citywide policy management, internal mail services, records management, and insurance risk management.
ARA In the News
Federal funding to go toward spay and neutering services for BARC
December 4, 2023 -- City councilmembers said the need for spay and neutering is a public safety issue. ... Read More ...
Shoe store owners learn the hard way that Houston police won't respond to burglaries without an alarm permit
December 1, 2023 -- A brand new shoe store was ransacked and the thieves got away with about $20,000 worth of merchandise. They have an alarm but didn't know they also needed a permit. ... Read More ...
Disabled woman parked at Houston hospital for cancer scan gets $500 ticket
November 29, 2023 -- Shortly after our interview, Cheri Stine got an email from the City of Houston stating her parking ticket had been dismissed, but she still wants to warn other disabled drivers, so the same thing doesn't happen to them. ... Read More ...
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