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SPOTLIGHT – – Important Meetings and Events
Randalls Store Is Closing – Last day is scheduled for the end of February 2021. No plans have been announced for the building or the 3-acre site, located in the UV-D District.
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 fun house. Here’s some background on this project.
Over the past five years our property tax rate has risen from $.3805 in 2015-2016 to $.4473 for 2019-2020, an 18% increase. But for the past 3 years, from 2018-2020, the property tax revenue has barely increased.
- 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.
- However there has been little annual gain since 2018. Per the Harris County Tax Office, the annual increase in Bellaire’s property tax revenues over the past 3 years has flattened: $20,028,121 in 2018, 20,534,596 in 2019, and $20,658,141 for 2020.
- And no Capital Improvement Cash funds were scheduled to be paid from the General Fund in year 2020. Nothing for Parks or the Library. Where did that $5 million in addtional revenue go?
- Over those same 5 years our bonded debt increased almost $50 million dollars,
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.