May 15, 2020

Anticipating the Fiscal Impact of COVID-19

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, made all the worse locally by a sharp decline in oil prices, there’s no doubt our city finances will take a hit.  How much of a hit we can’t yet say—we don’t know any more than anyone else does how this will all end.  We are, however, paying close attention to our numbers and actively planning for the worst, so we’ll be prepared whatever the eventual outcome.

May 1, 2020

City Begins Cautious Return to (New) Normal

Guided by the Governor’s strategic plan and Report to Open Texas, the City of Bellaire is gradually reopening city facilities and resuming suspended services, starting today.

Tennis courts, athletic fields, batting cages and park restrooms are now open.  Playgrounds, swimming pools, the Rec Center and Officer Lucy Dog Park remain closed, however.  Social distancing should still be observed in all open spaces, and pursuant to the Governor’s order outdoor sports must be non-contact and are limited to no more than four participants at a time.