When Time Magazine, Inc. published its, “Time 1968 40th Anniversary Special” (© 2008 Time, Inc.) in which it describes that year and the 1960s era as, “War abroad, Riots at Home, Fallen Leaders and Loner Dreams: The Year that Challenged the World.”
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SPOTLIGHT – – Important Meetings and Events
The Bellaire City Council will conduct a rescheduled public hearing on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. – on an application filed by HISD – for 2 ball fields at 6300 Avenue B, Bellaire, Texas.
2021 Proposed Budget – Take a Look
First impression – Deeper spending cuts, a more conservative fiscal policy, and efforts to reduce our bonded debt are needed. Residents can email the City with questions or concerns.
Register to Vote, Update Change of Name or Address. Download a mail-in Application. Pick up mail-in Voter Registrations in front of Bellaire City Hall on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Drive in service!
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.
Sidewalk Charter Amendments Election
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
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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.