a Blueprint of Houston

No shortage of vision for a better future, but the means and the will are constrained

— reported by the Houston Chronicle

Blueprint Houston, an organization dedicated to giving Houstonians more say in the development of their city, periodically surveys residents on their views and priorities. Three years ago it detected a high degree of concern over the lack of vision and planning in dealing with local problems.

If there were a shortage of imagination and foresight then, there is an abundance now. The problem is that the means and will to implement civic ambitions are constrained.

While the region has much to offer, the city of Houston still falls short on providing basic city services. It has too few libraries and too little parkspace. Police Chief Harold Hurtt told the Chronicle that the city is seriously underpoliced, a factor in the rising rate of violent crime in some neighborhoods.


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