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SPRUCE/FIFTH AREA: 12/2/2019: Enlarge the photo. This is the access to the Assisted Living facility in the 5200 block of Spruce. It has been like this for months. Part of the Spruce & Fifth Street ‘streetscapes’. Six members of City Council are responsible for the destruction of one of the most functional areas of our central downtown. Businesses are already in trouble.
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Runoff Election Saturday, December 14, 2019. Early Voting Nov. 27th, then Dec. 2-10, 2019.
- Over the past five years our property tax rate has risen from $.3805 in 2015-2016 to $.44.73 for 2019-2020, an 18% increase.
- The City’s revenue from property taxes increased – from $16.75 million for 2016 to $21.9 million in 2020. A 31% increase. More than $5 million dollars in five years, including over $1.36 million in 2019 alone.
- 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?
- Meanwhile over 5 years our bonded debt increased about $50 million dollars, to $123.3 million by 9/30/2019.
New Medical Building At 4460 Bissonnet @ Fournace
Medical offices are under construction.
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
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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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Are you aware of Bellaire’s History Walk? Lynn’s latest chapter of Bellaire history, History In Tangible Form, explains the background of Bellaire’s History Walk and the various monuments around town. Part of the City’s centennial celebration. Find it here! All … Continue reading
Are you aware of the Branding Study? Over $50,000 has been spent as of March 15th but the cost could climb! The result was a new logo to replace our longtime and much loved one. It’s a B with a … Continue reading