Through the meticulous and purposeful work of Precinct One’s policy team, the best public policy throughout the nation is researched, studied, and modified to fit the unique needs of Harris County residents. Once complete, those public policies are then recommended to Commissioner Ellis for review and if in agreement, discussed and possibly voted on at Commissioners Court.
Reflective of our priorities, Precinct One’s initiatives respond to the needs of our community and meet individuals where they are. Whether we are addressing community health by securing access to food, by creating a county department to address economic inequity or by ensuring fair, free, and safe elections, our initiatives strive to incorporate equity, fairness and justice into the equation.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Providing access to food insecurity with Healthy Eating programs
Encouraging Hurricane Preparedness
Honoring those who fought for justice with our Moving Monuments public art
Creating a MWBE program to combat economic inequity
Recognizing the impact that structural and institutionalized racism has had on communities of color with the Racism is a Public Health Crisis campaign
Facing a history of racial terror with The Remembrance Project
Offering alternative transportation to under-served communities with the RideONE Bike Initiative
Designing streets, sidewalks, and roadways to make them safer with Vision Zero
Improvements in our community must incorporate the same principles as the policies that are enacted. Everyone should have access to safe, affordable and convenient transportation options. However, years of neglect from previous leadership has left many of our vulnerable residents lacking safe and accessible transportation options. Often these unsafe, hazardous conditions can be a barrier to success for those in vulnerable communities. Providing a robust transportation network is a core function of government that can provide a pathway to greater economic opportunity for everyone. Transportation networks should unite, rather than divide, communities and connect people of all ages and abilities to opportunities that help them lead healthy, prosperous and fulfilling lives. Developed with partners at the Harris County Engineering Department and other local experts, our transportation plan shapes how we plan, design, construct, and maintain our Capital Improvement Projects.