District I

Council Member Robert Gallegos

Council Member Robert Gallegos Council Member Robert Gallegos is a native Houstonian and lifelong resident of District I, which encompasses downtown, EaDo, Clinton Park, parts of northeast Houston, the greater East End and the Houston Ship Channel, as well as communities along I-45 south from downtown to Hobby Airport.

As a councilmember, Robert is a champion for all District I residents, working families, senior citizens and people with disabilities. 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, Robert spearheaded long-term partnerships to restore historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course and create Houston’s first Botanic Garden in District I.

Robert’s passion for enhancing the quality of life in our community is demonstrated not only by his advocacy for green spaces, but also by his work to develop solutions to address neighborhood issues and public safety concerns. He has worked with police on initiatives to crack down on nuisances and illegal activity, provided funding to deploy surveillance cameras to prevent illegal dumping, and launched a pilot program to collect abandoned shopping carts from public spaces ... 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 …