January 31, 2018

Honoring Our Harvey Heroes and Helpers at This Year’s State of the City

Bellaire’s first responders and emergency operations personnel were truly heroic in getting us through the worst disaster we’ve ever experienced.  Given the enormity of the situation, and that we were temporarily cut off from external resources until the waters receded, they couldn’t have done it without a little help from the community.  Folks all over town pitched in where they could, in ways big and small, and working together got everyone to safety.  To say that their efforts literally saved lives is not an exaggeration.

January 25, 2018

Task Force Public Hearing on Draft Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan - Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.

The Task Force has been hard at work reviewing and updating the City’s Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan, both to develop meaningful, actionable solutions to our flooding problem and to satisfy the requirements for our continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.  The Plan starts with a comprehensive risk assessment to identify and define flood hazards—local, regulatory and regional—and then proposes mitigation strategies to address those hazards, all leading to a tangible action plan.  These steps are outlined in the form of a matrix, which is the Task Force’s principal working draft.

January 18, 2018

Kudos to Our Solid Waste Crews

Your city leaders—Council, City Manager, department heads—talk a lot about the high level of services our residents expect, and that we’re committed to providing.  Which is as it should be in a premier enclave community.  The exceptional effort put forth by our solid waste crews during the cold weather event these past few days is just another great example.