Memorial Examiner article about Jim Blackburn’s presentation.

“A combination of actions by governmental entities and developers have exacerbated flooding problems in Memorial City and West Houston, environmental attorney Jim Blackburn said Wednesday.

Blackburn addressed the Memorial City District Drainage Coalition’s annual meeting on March 20, to a crowd of about 100 residents, including several Houston city council members and candidates for council positions, and representatives from Super Neighborhoods.

Blackburn said the flooding and drainage problems in West Houston aren’t isolated, that similar situations exist across the region.

But MCDDC is a unique group, he said. Blackburn used a presentation put together by members of MCDDC.

“This is one of the neatest collaborations I’ve worked with, and I’ve worked with a lot,” said Blackburn, who, besides being a partner in the law firm Blackburn and Carter also teaches at Rice University and is co-director of the SSPEED Center at Rice. “These citizens put together most of this information.”

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