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Houston City Council should insist on answers from Mayor Turner in housing deal flap

Houston Chronicle Logo By By Erica Grieder of Houston Chronicle | Slide 1 of 2: Tom McCasland, then director of the City of Houston's housing and community development department, (center), is shown touring a a new recovery center with Mayor Sylvester Turner (right) on Jan. 14, 2019 in Houston. McCasland was fired by Turner on Sept. 21, 2021 after accusing the mayor of orchestrating a “charade” of a competitive process to steer affordable housing money to a select developer against the recommendation of staff.

Houston City Council should insist on answers from Mayor Turner in housing deal flap

Tom McCasland, then director of the City of Houston's housing and community development department, (center), is shown touring a a new recovery center with Mayor Sylvester Turner (right) on Jan. 14, 2019 in Houston. McCasland was fired by Turner on Sept. 21, 2021 after accusing the mayor of orchestrating a “charade” of a competitive process to steer affordable housing money to a select developer against the recommendation of staff.

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