A dedicated public servant and a heck of a nice guy.
Former Houston city councilman, mayoral candidate and civic leader Peter Brown has died, his family said Tuesday.
Brown, an architect and urban planner, was 81.
“A loving father, committed public servant, and fearless advocate, former Council Member Brown passed on to the next life the same way he lived in this one – surrounded by his family in the city he loved most,” his son, the elected City Controller Chris Brown, said in a statement.
“The Brown family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy during this very difficult time.”
You can see Chris Brown’s statement here. After the 2009 Mayoral election, Peter Brown went back to his roots, talking about urban design and making city streets safer and more user-friendly for people on his Pedestrian Pete website. He was a visionary and an advocate for building a better city to the end. Rest in peace, Pedestrian Pete.