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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 2 of 2: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks during a press conference on Sept. 20, 2021, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The next day, Turner fired Tom McCasland as director of the City of Houston's housing and community development department. The official had accused 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

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks during a press conference on Sept. 20, 2021, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The next day, Turner fired Tom McCasland as director of the City of Houston's housing and community development department. The official had accused 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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