October 26, 2021

Bellaire Citizens Academy Finance Presentation:  How Do We Compare?

After taking a year off because of COVID-19, the Bellaire Citizens Academy is back in session.  Last week the group received a presentation from the Finance Department, which included among other details some comparative data showing how we stack up against other cities in terms of taxes, water and wastewater rates, and indebtedness.  Given there’s been a lot of interest recently in this very subject, I thought I would share the comparative data handout with the broader audience.


October 18, 2021

Let’s Get Out the Vote, Bellaire!

Though it doesn’t always get the same amount of attention as the state and federal, your local government has more of an impact on your overall quality of life than at any other level.  It’s all the things we rely on day in and day out, without even thinking about it.  Public safety, water and wastewater, trash collection, streets, drainage, parks and recreation, and so much more.  And, it’s at the local level your vote counts the most.  So don’t you owe it to yourself to take just a few minutes to ensure your voice is heard?

In addition to the City of Bellaire general election, featuring three contested City Council races, our ballot also includes the HISD District V trustee election and eight propositions to amend the state constitution.  Please take the time to carefully study all of the candidates and issues, so that you can make an informed decision in choosing those that best represent your views and preferences.  Check out the candidates’ individual websites, read their responses to questionnaires in local media, and watch the recording of last week’s Bellaire Candidates Forum.

Early voting is now underway, today through October 29, at any of 90 early voting locations across Harris County.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, again at any countywide polling place.  Voters who are eligible to do so may also vote by mail.

One of the major advantages of living in Bellaire is that we control our own destiny.  As an independent home-rule municipality, we enjoy the privilege of self-governance and can make our own decisions on the local issues that most affect our daily lives.  With that privilege comes the responsibility of participating in the electoral process, and I urge you to do so.  The future of our town belongs to all of us.  Let’s get out the vote, Bellaire!

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