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Bolivar – What has happened to this quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac? See the results of a City reconstruction project promoted by the City Manager and approved by the previous City Council.
Spruce and Fifth Streets –
Delays and excuses. The contract for this project calls for completion by February 15, 2020. Instead not even Fifth Street is completed. Here’s some background on this project.
If you haven’t seen the Bellaire PD video of the capture of a burglar at a residence on Pine Street on February 15, 2020, watch it here.
Thanks to a quick response by our officers, a drone donated by the Bellaire Police and Fire Foundation, and the cooperation of Bellaire and Houston police officers (including an intrepid K-nine), the two burglars were captured without incident.
May 2, 2020 – Election on Charter Amendments – Sidewalks! The First Petition Since 1981 Calling For A Referendum To Amend The Bellaire City Charter
- Over the past five years our property tax rate has risen from $.3805 in 2015-2016 to $.4473 for 2019-2020, an 18% increase.
- 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 $123.3 million by 9/30/2019.
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.
Category Archives: Current Projects
Preface: On August 15, 2016, City Council approved a motion to call a bond election for November 8, 2016, for $53,980,000. Four propositions were initially discussed: 1) street and drainage facility improvements for $20 million); the construction of new municipal … Continue reading