District I

Council Member Robert Gallegos

Council Member Robert Gallegos Council Member Robert Gallegos, a native Houstonian and lifelong resident of District I, was elected to the Houston City Council in 2013. District I encompasses downtown, EaDo, Clinton Park, parts of northeast Houston, portions of the greater East End and the Houston Ship Channel, as well as the many neighborhoods along I-45 south from downtown to Hobby Airport.

As council member, Robert is a champion for working families, seniors, citizens with disabilities, and for issues of importance to immigrant communities.  He is an advocate for green spaces and has committed funds to improve neighborhood parks, sports fields, and build new dog parks, hike/bike trails and canoe launches. In 2015, he helped secure long-term partnerships and funding to restore historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course, and create Houston’s first Botanic Garden in District I.

Robert’s lifelong commitment to quality of life issues is demonstrated not only by his support for green spaces, but also by his focus on developing solutions to address neighborhood nuisances and public safety issues. He has worked on a multi-approach solution to reduce the number of stray dogs, launched a pilot program to collect abandoned shopping carts from public spaces; provided funding to cut down overgrown lots, install traffic calming devices in neighborhoods, and deploy surveillance cameras to crack down on illegal dumping ... more ...

Council Meetings & Committees

City Hall
Houston City Council meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Tuesday session is devoted to public comment and Wednesday is for matters that require council action. All meetings are open to the public. You can also watch meetings live online.

Council Member Gallegos serves as Chair of the Regulation and Neighborhood Affairs Committee, which oversees the Department of Neighborhoods, Administration and Regulatory Affairs, and the Solid Waste Management Department. More…

Gus Wortham & Botanic Garden

Wortham Restoration Graphic
In January 2015, City Council unanimously approved long-term partnerships with the Houston Golf Association to restore and operate Gus Wortham Park Golf Course, and with the Houston Botanic Garden to transform the Glenbrook golf course into a world-class botanic garden. More …