Bellaire City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission – Agenda for December 4, 2023 @6:00 PM – Joint Public Hearing re relocation of dumpsters at Bellaire High School
Find information on all Current and Upcoming City Meetings
Mayor’s Musings – Updates on City Projects – Drainage Elevation
Comprehensive Plan Update – Please send your ideas and comments anytime. Comprehensive Plan Comments.
Interested in composting? Check out Buchanan’s Composting 101 article.
Find other informative articles here.
Find a link to Bellaire’s ESB Learning Academy here.
Problems with stray cats? Residents can borrow a live trap from the BPD, or buy and share a communal neighborhood trap. After TNR please plan to feed them if they stick around. For low cost spay or neuter check with:
Friends for Life https://friends4life.org/programs-and-events/fixhouston/
TNR Houston site: https://www.houstontx.gov/barc/trap_neuter_return.html – Very Helpful!
Houston Humane Society: https://www.houstonhumane.org/
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS.
100 Years of Bellaire History!
October 28, 2022: Sadly we lost Lynn McBee in 2022. Her volunteerism. historical perspective on city administrations, and her skill in maintaining a written record of Bellaire’s history will be missed.
Click on the Trolley to view the Table of Contents for Lynn’s history of Bellaire. Great information on your Home Town!
I couldn’t resist a photo of one of Bellaire’s manhole covers.
And for a terrific photo history check this out: www.bellairebook.com
New Bellaire High – Completion in 2022
Construction on the new Bellaire High school is complete. The original building was demolished during the week of July 13-17, 2021. Find more information here.
Left Overs From the 2016 Bond Issue
Spruce and Fifth Streets – Now the subject of a lawsuit, the $3.2 million in contracts for this project called for completion by February 15, 2020. A drive through the area feels as though you’re in a rundown fun house. Here’s some background on this project.
No More City Of Homes?
According to the City manager and staff our longtime City logo, representing Bellaire as a City of Homes, will soon be gone, thanks to City Council and the $50,000 branding study. Read more here.
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UNOFFICIAL ELECTION REPORT: 11-8-2023 There will be a runoff election for Mayor between Gus Pappas and Aaron Perry on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Early voting begins Monday, November 27, 2023. Find voting information and polling places below. City of Bellaire, … Continue reading
UPDATE 7/19/23: City Council chose to postpone a decision on the Methodist Hospital application. Council member Lewis stated she had counted 175 resident comments opposing the development in that location, 16 in favor, including physicians and patients.
Enlarge the photo for a 1954 view of Weingartens Grocery, now the Randalls site, thanks to Mike McCorkle. Find his photo history of Bellaire at www.bellairebook.com.
Regarding a proposed moratorium on applications for development in the commercial areas of Bellaire, our City Attorney advised City Council that such a moratorium would take many months to enact and involves specific limitations, including a demonstration that a current … Continue reading
UPDATE: Bellaire P&Z Meeting on April 13, 2023 @ 6:00 PM: Update by Page Southerland Page, Inc. on behalf of The Methodist Hospital regarding site changes for traffic flow. Find the April meeting agenda here. Exits for right turns only. Find … Continue reading
On Friday, July 10th, the contractor for Spruce/Fifth and Bolivar/Maple stopped work on projects over a pay dispute with the City.
Please click on the page below to view Mike Jacobs’ Budget Analysis FY2020 as presented to Bellaire City Council on September 9, 2019. The pdf can also be downloaded. Thank you.
Back in 2017 City Council approved $50,000 for a branding study, with a no-bid contract to a company owned by a Bellaire resident. The results of that study, a B/leaf logo, a verbal identity, and a green font, were met … Continue reading