David Robinson was elected to his first term on Houston’s City Council in 2013. He is a passionate advocate for safe and livable neighborhoods and has proved to be a valuable voice for responsible government. David’s professional and civic background has given him the opportunity to be a leader on City Council. He has been appointed vice-chair of the Quality of Life Committee and sits as Council’s representative on the Houston First Board. As a Council Member, committee vice-chair, and Houston First Board Member, David provides respected leadership in enhancing the quality of life of Houstonians and advancing the economic prosperity and growth of Houston.
Early in his architectural career, David Robinson assisted with the design of the new U.S. Embassy in Amman Jordan and then contributed to the development and production of the master planning document for the facility and campus of the Texas Children’s Hospital. In 1999, he started his own company as a sole practitioner with an emphasis on building large commercial and institutional buildings. As a small business owner, David has kept his practice going through good times and lean. Currently, he is fortunate to have a healthy list of projects mostly located in the Houston area. He teaches a graduate level seminar here in Houston for Texas Tech University focused on planning and development called “Infrastructure in the Urban Environment.”
Before being elected to City Council, David Robinson served several terms as president of the Neartown (Montrose) Association. With the nomination of civic club representatives from across Houston, he was elected to serve as president of the citywide Super Neighborhood Alliance from 2011 to 2013. While serving on the board of directors of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, David was appointed to the City of Houston Planning Commission by Mayor Bill White in 2007 and re-appointed by Mayor Annise Parker in 2009 – becoming the first licensed architect to serve the city as a commissioner since the 1970's.
David Robinson received a BA in Architecture from Yale College and earned a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University in 1993. David is the proud father of Elissa, a 15 year old high school student. They are active members of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and love living here in the great city of Houston, TX.
“As your Council Member and as a neighborhood volunteer, I have had the opportunity to work with dedicated people across this city who share my commitment to making Houston an even greater place. Building on the strong foundation of our many unique neighborhoods, I believe that this diversity is our greatest cultural asset. This is a city of neighborhoods, built by visionaries and risk-takers, and by a growing mix of people who are committed to making this an even better place to live and work for this generation and for all that follow.”
~ David Robinson
Council Member Robinson has worked to make sure that our communities are safe for everyone, by supporting the police, the fire department and our other first responders who assure that there is adequate and appropriate protection for all of our citizens and neighborhoods. While on Council he has championed the hiring of 65 new police officers and 22 new animal control (BARC) employees to help make Houston safe. David has also led the charge for a work demands analysis for the Houston Fire Department, ensuring that all neighborhoods are efficiently covered by the Department.
As Vice-Chair of Council’s Quality of Life Committee, David Robinson is a passionate advocate for ensuring that Houston’s neighborhoods are livable for all citizens. Like all Houstonians, David is well aware that our streets and sidewalks need attention. He has fought for over $10 million in pothole and street repairs. A champion for multi-modal transportation options, David has overseen the creation and funding of Houston’s Bicycle Master Plan and has led the charge in the implementation of the Bayou Greenways initiative, creating over 150 miles of parks and trails around Houston’s Bayous. By linking major activity areas with employment centers the City is investing in higher quality lives, making our environment more beautiful, efficient and economically sound.
Since taking office, David has never shied away from difficult decisions. A believer in fiscal responsibility David has ensured that the City’s budget has been balanced without raising the tax rate (63.875¢/$100 of taxable property). As Council Member, David has worked to identify cost savings by improving efficiencies and has a proven track record of working with other local government entities, school districts and with Harris County towards increasing cooperation and reducing redundant tasks. As a professional architect, David understands the need to streamline our permitting process; by increasing the quality of customer service, we can promote business and add much needed revenue to the City’s coffers.
Council Member Robinson is committed to the ongoing vitality of our city. He is frequently out and about in our neighborhoods listening to Houstonians about what could be improved in all of our communities. David has attended CIP meetings, PIP meetings, and civic club meetings in every district and listens to concerns about what hasn’t been working and looks for solutions to what needs changing. David’s office has earned a reputation for their responsiveness to constituent concerns. Whether it’s a pothole that needs filling or an illegal dumping site that needs to be cleaned up, David works hard to “get the job done.”
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Houston, TX 77256-6386
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