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美國新冠疫情日記0611 International District Service To The Local Community


美國新冠疫情日記0611  International District Service To The Local Community

International District Service To The Local Community


The International District was created by the 80th session of the Texas Legislature in 2007. The bill was sponsored by State Representative Hubert Vo. The goal of the District is to transform part of the Alief neighborhood into a destination point that supports and develops both its business and residential communities.


The IMD is home to almost one hundred thousand residents in a district that is only thirteen square miles. It is also the most culturally diverse area in the city of Houston, Texas.


In the last twenty years, this southwestern part of the city has grown from the raw land we created to the economic model for the entire city. Hundreds of all types of businesses have been opened in our district, including banking, financial service, restaurants and supermarkets.


We are so thankful that the Houston city council once again has confirmed our new Board member nominations, including three new members from different ethnic groups.


Over the past several years, IMD board members have worked very hard to improve the public safety, economy and education areas. Especially in this pandemic period, we have tried to help local residents get assistance to help local businesses overcome financial difficulties .


We are so glad to witness that the City of Houston has budgeted sixty millions dollars to build a multi-used community service center at the corner of Bellaire and Kirkwood. This center will be the future landmark to our district.

        社區小政府 造福地方市民


休斯敦國際區于二OO七年在德州議會第八十次大會上正式通過立成立,其宗旨在于加強社區治安、經濟繁榮,推廣社教,以補大休斯敦市政之不足。

國際區位于休斯敦西南區鄰近八號公路旁的華埠,佔地面積共十叁平方哩,人口約十萬馀,有近萬家各型大小商店。

過去二十年來,西南區百利大道從一片荒蕪之地改寫了休斯敦商業佳話,包括同在一條大道上的中國城,近年各行各業如雨後春筍,銀行金融、大型超市、各種地方餐飲、茶樓酒家、真正成爲休斯敦近年來濟發展之一個示範區。

上週叁,休斯敦市長特納及全體市議員在市議會上再度全票通過國際區區議員的叁年新任期,並且包括一位新增的亞裔、拉丁裔及非裔。

值此新冠疫情蔓延時期,國際區爲了照顧區內市民,除了發動各項食品救助之外,並購贈平板電腦給貧困單親家庭 ,上週五召集商家討論如何防止商場之特別防衛,並在疫情期間發送餐廳免費卷,幫助他們增加收入。

多年來,國際區一直雇用私人治安公司,每天二十四小時在區內巡邏,幫助市警察局做治安工作,近十年來各項犯罪率都在下降改善之中。

我們非常榮幸和感謝過去十多年來能夠參與國際區之公共事務工作,也更欣見日愈增加之各族裔市民,雖然目前疫情仍然嚴峻,我們大家必須攜手共渡難關。

我們更欣見由市政府撥款六千萬元在國際區內新建的社區中心,已在百利大道和柯武交界上正式破土,此一雄偉之建築物必然代表了國際區未來之地標,我們正在准備迎接美好的明天。