Today I presided over the July board meeting of the International Management District. We also welcomed three new board members including Asian, white and Latino - all of us really representing the diversity in our community.
The Houston city council also passed a resolution to reappoint the full board until July 2023 for another three years. Mayor Turner also really appreciates our service to the District.
Since the cornoavirus has attacked our community and because our district has sixty-one apartment complexes and more than thirty shopping centers, we are one of the real disasters in the city of Houston. Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, we have spent almost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to buy food, computers and masks to help needy families.
In today’s meeting we also discussed sanitizing all the apartment complexes and shopping centers and the setting up of Emergency poles in our district. In the meantime, we also donated a new car to the local police station for their patrols.
I felt kind of sad today because the pandemic is still very serious around the nation. The confirmed number of cases is now over four million and more than 140,000 people have lost their lives. A lot of small businesses are facing the loss of their business. Some of them already have closed their doors.
As chairman of International District along with my board members, we are all trying our best to help the community. We all team up as brothers and sisters to overcome our challenges no matter where we came from. We are in the same family. This is really the AMERICAN Spirit.
今天我做为国际区区长， 过去若干年来 ，我们秉持各族裔都能和谐相处，亲如手足， 从末有任何歧视不公，大家牺牲奉献，这才代表真正的美国精神。