By Charlotte Aguilar With the departure of Interim City Manager Brant Gary on Dec. 3, Bellaire is now faced with looking both for a permanent leader and a short-term one — giving a City Council half composed of lame duck members the opportunity to name the temporary successor. The announcement of Gary’s departure was made, unceremoniously, in what appeared to be a chipper … [Read more...] about Interim city manager resigns: Who will lead ‘low morale’ Bellaire staff short- and long-term?
With a biannual municipal election looming, Bellaire will host a voter registration event next Tuesday (Sept. 28) as part of National Voter Registration Day. Deputy county registrars will be on hand at the Bellaire Library, 5111 Jessamine St., from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. to sign up new voters, update outdated information on voter rolls, or to answer questions about how to cast a … [Read more...] about Bellaire to host voter registration day
By Charlotte Aguilar Bellaire’s Nov. 2 general election has the potential to change the city’s political landscape, with the mayor’s position and three council seats up for grabs — a majority of the seven members who sit at the City Council table. When the deadline for a place on the ballot came at 5 p.m. Monday (Aug. 16), Mayor Andrew Friedberg found himself unopposed, … [Read more...] about November ballot: Bellaire mayor unopposed, but 7 seek 3 open council seats
By George Boehme West University Place City Council agreed Thursday night (May 6) to restore the $125,000 annual funding for youth sports that had become the focal point of the May 1 municipal election. At a special meeting called by outgoing Mayor Bob Higley, the majority of the councilors said they viewed the election as a referendum on an annual taxpayer … [Read more...] about City Council votes to restore youth sports funding
By George Boehme Several dozen people have contacted me to ask about the purpose of tonight’s special meeting of the West University Place City Council. It is on ZOOM and starts at 6 p.m. To attend the meeting by telephone, call 346-248-7799, or you can join via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86232054858. The meeting ID number is 862 3205 4858. The only agenda item is … [Read more...] about Tonight’s West U council meeting on youth sports: My thoughts