近二年多來， 因為新冠病毒之侵襲加上全球経済之不振， 對我們社區各行各業造成了巨大之沖擊，許多中小企業因而倒閉或面臨更大之挑戰。昨晚我們和許多政商界人士共集一堂 ，並和休斯敦西南區和國際區的郡長柯爾葛有了一次非常坦誠而有益的交談和溝通， 這也是地方官員第一次能夠非常耐心地聽取大家的意見。
最近把西南華埠及國際區納入柯爾葛郡長之轄區才五個月， 但是他非常熱心地走訪各地，聽取大家的意見， 總的說來 ，我們提出改善治安及重整経濟繁榮之兩大課題。首先是治安嚴重敗壞問題， 西南地區因為人口密集 ，公寓眾多， 銀行林立， 因此許多亞裔成為犯罪之主要目標 ，打破玻璃、 偷盜 、搶刧事件頻傳， 我們除了在區內聘請私家保安外， 得到市及郡警力之協助不夠， 這是我們最關心之問題。
柯爾葛郡長同時宣佈，由著名建築師及風水大師李兆瓊所設計建造一座佛塔，將於九月十日在國際區之亞德士多禮公園舉行破土典禮 ，這將是為西南區增添亞裔文化建設之大工程， 我們並且建議在佛塔附近建造國際文化博物館， 為休斯敦市民提供世界各國移民之文化 、生活及對経濟貢獻之歷史記録 ，並且在此地區定期舉辦各族裔之文化活動， 包括國慶農暦新年、元旦及龍舟端午節等大型活動 ，以便吸引更多之遊客前來共襄盛舉 ，以促進経済之繁榮。
We Work Together For The Prosperity Of The Community
Over the past two years, due to the impact of Covid-19 and the global economic downturn, many small and medium-sized businesses have closed down or have been forced to seek greater challenges due to the huge impact on people from all walks of life in our community.
Last night we gathered with many local leaders and had a very frank and beneficial conversation with Commissioner Jack Cagle.
It has been over five months since the International and Southwestern Districts were included under the jurisdiction of Commissioner Cagle and he visited our district very enthusiastically to listen to our concerns. Generally speaking, we have two major topics of concern, including public safety and economic prosperity.
Due to the dense population in our area, there are many apartment complexes and banks in the southwestern area so many Asians have become the main targets of crime. Breaking of glass, stealing of merchandise and robberies are frequent. In addition to hiring private security, we do not have enough local police coverage to help in our area. Commissioner Cagle is very concerned about what we are facing today.
On the economic issue, we believe that having more tourists come to our area will be of great benefit to our businesses, especially our restaurants. Commissioner Cagle also announced that a new Asian pagoda designed by architect C. C. Lee will hold a groundbreaking in a nearby park in the near future. We also suggested the building of an international museum and culture center to provide historical records of cultural life and highlight the many contributions of our new immigrants. Commissioner Cagle also promised to sponsor a large-scale number of cultural activities in the area in order to attract more visitors to our district that will lead to improving our economic prosperity.