Tower Commission

Announcement: Beginning in May, all proceedings of the Tower Commission will be conducted in person only.

All meetings will adhere to previously stated schedule and location, but there will no longer be a virtual Microsoft TEAMS option available for the public to join or address the Commission. Anyone wanting to provide comments may continue to do so in person or via email, phone or mail. To watch a live broadcast, please visit www.houstontx.gov/htv.

Commission Meetings


The Houston Tower Commission will conduct this meeting both in-person and virtual via Microsoft Teams. The Commission will have the option of participating by videoconference using Microsoft Teams in accordance with the provision of Section 551.127 of the Texas Government Code that have not been suspended by order of the Governor. This platform will allow for two-way video/audio communication with the members of the Houston Tower Commission who choose to attend virtually.

TOWER COMMISSION MEETING
City Hall Annex Council Chamber, 900 Bagby Street, Public Level, Houston Texas
Monday, May 20th, 2024, 3:30 p.m. (Cancelled)
Next Tower Commission is Monday, June 24th 2024, 3:30 p.m

Call to Order
Secretary's Report

A. Consideration of the March 25th, 2024 Tower Commission Meeting Minutes

B. Public hearing and consideration of waiver requests:

  1. 24-T-0763 8197 2/3 Broadway Street
    28‐524(h) & (b) Allow construction of a tower within 1,000' of an existing tower and to allow a tower to be located with a residential test area
  2. 23-T-0761 23705 2/3 Fairlake Lane
    28‐524(g) Allow construction of a tower in a residential setback area “Fallzone”.

C. Public Comment

D. Adjournment

The Tower Commission reserves the right to convene in Executive Session as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov’t Code Chapter 551, under any applicable exception thereto, including but not limited to Sec. 551.071, Consultation with Attorney.

Note: Scheduled meetings are held only if there is a posted agenda.

Public Comments

The public may address the Tower Commission on agenda items. Please submit comments or sign up to speak at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. All comments are made part of the public meeting record.

  • Submit comments on an item via email to planning.tower@houstontx.gov.
  • You may also call the tower staff at 832-393-6624. A staff member will take your comments, which will be read and included in the public record.
  • Speakers will be called on in the order of sign up and can speak for two minutes. See agenda for speaker guidelines.

Exhibits

If you have materials or graphic information for the Tower Commission to consider, submit it via email to planning.tower@houstontx.gov 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting for it to be included in the final agenda packet.

About the Commission

The Tower Commission, a seven-member board, considers requests for waivers and tower permit applications which are protested by affected property owners, associations or groups, according to requirements in Chapter 28, Sections 521 to 543.

Tower Commission meetings take place at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, when required. Email planning.tower@houstontx.gov to confirm the next meeting date and agenda items.

PDF Tower Application - Information & Reference Guide

PDFParking Facility

Commission Members

  • Rob Todd, Chair
  • Bobby De La Rosa
  • Yulanda Campbell
  • Kerrick Henny
  • John Melcher
  • Linda Smith
  • Asim Tufail
  • Jennifer Ostlind, Secretary

Tower Commission Meeting Minutes

2024 | February 26

2023 | March 27 | July 24 | September 25 | December 18

2022 | January 24 | August 29

2021 | May 24

2020 | January 27 | February 24 | April 27

2019 | January 28   | March 25 | April 22 | May 28 | June 24 | August 26 | October 28 | November 25

2018 | February 26 | March 26 | August 27 | November 19

2017 | February 27 | May 22 | June 26 | September 27 | December 18

2016 | February 22 | April 25 | May 23 | June 27

2015 | May 18 |

2014 | April 28 |

2013 | February 25 |

2012 | February 27 | December 10 |

2011 | August 22 | September 26 | November 14 |

2010 | January 11 | February 22 | March 22 | April 26 | July 26 | October 25 | November 15 | December 13 |

2009 | February 23 | July 27 | August 24 | September 28 | October 26 |

2008 | June 23 | July 28 | August 25 | September 22 | October 27 |

2007 | February 12 | May 21 | October 22 | November 26 |

2006 | January 23 | March 27 | May 22 | October 23 | November 27 |

2005 | April 25 | November 28 | December 19 |


HTV’s Tower Commission audio recordings

Tower Commission Audio Recordings