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美国新冠疫情日记0611 International District Service To The Local Community


美国新冠疫情日记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.

        社区小政府 造福地方市民


休斯敦国际区于二OO七年在德州议会第八十次大会上正式通过立成立,其宗旨在于加强社区治安、经济繁荣,推广社教,以补大休斯敦市政之不足。

国际区位于休斯敦西南区邻近八号公路旁的华埠,佔地面积共十三平方哩,人口约十万馀,有近万家各型大小商店。

过去二十年来,西南区百利大道从一片荒芜之地改写了休斯敦商业佳话,包括同在一条大道上的中国城,近年各行各业如雨后春笋,银行金融、大型超市、各种地方餐饮、茶楼酒家、真正成为休斯敦近年来济发展之一个示范区。

上週三,休斯敦市长特纳及全体市议员在市议会上再度全票通过国际区区议员的三年新任期,并且包括一位新增的亚裔、拉丁裔及非裔。

值此新冠疫情蔓延时期,国际区为了照顾区内市民,除了发动各项食品救助之外,并购赠平板电脑给贫困单亲家庭 ,上週五召集商家讨论如何防止商场之特别防卫,并在疫情期间发送餐厅免费卷,帮助他们增加收入。

多年来,国际区一直雇用私人治安公司,每天二十四小时在区内巡逻,帮助市警察局做治安工作,近十年来各项犯罪率都在下降改善之中。

我们非常荣幸和感谢过去十多年来能够参与国际区之公共事务工作,也更欣见日愈增加之各族裔市民,虽然目前疫情仍然严峻,我们大家必须携手共渡难关。

我们更欣见由市政府拨款六千万元在国际区内新建的社区中心,已在百利大道和柯武交界上正式破土,此一雄伟之建筑物必然代表了国际区未来之地标,我们正在准备迎接美好的明天。