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City Hall

Houston has a strong mayor form of government. The elected officials, who serve four-year terms, are: the mayor, the city controller and 16 City Council Members: 11 represent a district and 5 elected citywide.

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About Houston

Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings and a population full of optimism and spirit, Houston is a popular international destination and the nation's most diverse city.

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Houston 311 Call Center

311 Help & Info

311 Houston Help and Info puts your City government at your fingertips –- one contact, via the channel of your choice, phone or email -- and you get answers or have your service problem solved.

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HTV Houston Television

HTV Houston TV

HTV cablecasts 24/7 and provides live programming of City Council and council committee meetings. HTV is headquartered in a multi-faceted production facility on the first floor of City Hall at 901 Bagby.

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City Data Portal

The Open Data Portal is the platform to host City-wide open data. The Open Data Portal’s goal is to encourage civic engagement and collaboration, improve transparency, and facilitate access to public information.

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Houston Recovers

Houston Recovers

Get Hurricane Harvey recovery info and more.  The City of Houston will use AlertHouston, the City's emergency notification system, to keep you informed about recovery in your neighborhood.

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