For Immediate Release
October 10, 2009
Amy Francis 713-539-4168
Jesse Muhammad 832-978-0939
Houston Councilmember Jarvis Johnson to speak out
Regarding the HISD Property Acquisition for property surrounding Dogan Elementary School
Houston, Texas--Council Member Jarvis Johnson is very concerned about the manner in which his constituency, particularly senior citizens, is being treated by HISD regarding their plans for expansion that will directly impact homeowners in that area.
Councilmember Johnson will be joined by residents, community activists and others for an emergency press conference to clearly state his stance on this serious issue. Residents will also speak out.
“I have seniors contacting my office who were not notified until an HISD contractor showed up at their door with an offer to purchase their home.” says Council Member Johnson. “This is a very terrifying thing for seniors who have been in their homes for over 60 years.”
The Press Conference will take place Sunday, October 11 at the corner of Quitman St. and Leffingwell St, just south of Dogan Elementary. Press conference will start at 2:00pm. All media is invited to attend.
Many feel HISD has failed to do a good job of communicating with all homeowners including those that may not be able to leave their homes. The failure to communicate has increased the number of constituent complaints that Council Member Johnson’s office has received.
Why is the combination of two schools with low enrollment necessitating an expansion of Dogan Elementary School? Council member Johnson believes that the homeowners deserve more explanation and better treatment.