Mayor Whitmire visited with City Controller Chris Hollins Friday to begin a dialogue on how the Administration and the Controller’s Office can best work together to serve Houstonians while addressing the City’s looming fiscal challenges.   

Mayor Whitmire and Controller Hollins each noted a number of shared priorities, which include charting a path to fiscal sustainability and improving the standard of service delivery Houstonians receive from the City. 

“I was pleased to meet with Controller Chris Hollins to discuss our city finances and our mutual commitment for a better Houston. We recognize the city faces a huge challenge to maintain our financial sustainability, but I believe a great first step was for us to agree to work together,” Mayor Whitmire said.

“I’m optimistic about the relationship between the new mayoral administration and the Office of the City Controller,” Controller Hollins said. “Our city faces serious fiscal challenges, but I’m confident we will work together to ensure Houston’s future prosperity.” 

 “Whether it be addressing outdated infrastructure, keeping our neighborhoods safe or increasing community resilience, Houstonians are counting on us to put forward our collective best,” Controller Hollins said. “As Houston’s chief financial officer, I intend to keep that pledge.”