Tower Commission

Commission Meetings

Beginning April 27, 2020, Tower Commission meetings will take place online, using the Microsoft TEAMs platform. Tower Commission meeting links and instructions to join the virtual meeting are posted below. The meeting agenda includes speakers guidelines and a list of items being considered.

  • Meeting Agenda: Agenda 4.27.20 3:30 PM
  • Online Meeting via App: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
  • Call-In Option: +1 936-755-1521 Conference ID:567 065 974#
  • Online Meeting via Web Browser: https://bit.ly/2XW3xFd
  • View Meeting via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonPlanning/
  • Make Comments by Phone: 832-393-6624


    Getting Started

    Download the Microsoft TEAMs program application for free at https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/download-app. Please note that your computer requires speakers and a microphone in order to use Microsoft Teams. A free smartphone version of this app is also available from the Apple Store or Google Play.


    Basic Virtual Meeting Instructions

    • Join the meeting via the link or by phone.
    • After joining, stay muted to minimize background disruptions.
    • If you are recognized by the Chair to speak, unmute yourself and consider turning on the app’s video during your speaking time.
    • State your name, spell your last name, and make your comments in the specified time allowed. Say if you are in support, against, or undecided, and conclude when prompted.
    • To mute or unmute yourself on the phone, press *6. On the computer, use the microphone icon.
    • Please turn off your video after speaking. Remember, your image and background are made public.


    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.


    Concluding the Virtual Meeting

    Please hang up or disconnect to leave the meeting.

    Questions? Contact the Planning Department at 832-393-6600 or email us at planningdepartment@houstontx.gov.


About the Commission

The Tower Commission, a seven-member board, considers requests for waivers, appeals on disapproved towers, and appeals from affected property owners, associations or groups on tower permit applications.

Tower Commission meetings take place at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, when required. Email Homero Guajardo Alegria to confirm the next meeting date and agenda items.

PDF 2015 Tower Application - Information & Reference Guide


Current Commission Members

  • Rob Todd, Chair
  • Teresa Lynn Flores
  • Kerrick Henny
  • John Melcher
  • Christy B. Smidt
  • Linda Smith
  • Asim Tufail
  • Margaret Wallace Brown, Secretary

Current Year Tower Commission Meeting Minutes

2020 | January 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 |

Last Updated: Friday, March 6, 2020 10:28 AM