Bellaire has come a long way and thanks to longtime resident Lynn McBee the City’s history will unfold on this web site. Just click the menu item for Bellaire History and enjoy a good read!
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SPOTLIGHT – – Important Meetings and Events
HISD will be back before Bellaire City Council on October 19, 2020, regarding the application for 2 ball fields on the old Gordon Elementary property. Find the Agenda here.
Visit SidewalkChoice.com for information on the Charter amendments on the November ballot.
Find some background on the City sidewalk issues here.
Spruce and Fifth Streets
The $3.2 million in contracts for this project called for completion by February 15, 2020. Instead not even Fifth Street was completed on time. Here’s some background on this project.
- The City’s revenue from property taxes increased – from $15.42 million for 2015 to $20.53 million in 2019. A 33% increase. More than $5 million dollars in five years. Anticipated revenue in 2020 is $21.9 million.
- But no Capital Improvement Cash funds are scheduled to be paid from the General Fund in year 2020. Nothing for Parks or the Library. Why?
- Over those same 5 years our bonded debt increased almost $50 million dollars, to $127.5 million by 9/30/2019.
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
Find informative articles here.
100 Years of Bellaire History!
And for a terrific photo history check this out:
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.