By Andrew Friedberg This temporary “new normal,” in which not only the adults are working from home but the kids are, too, is positively surreal. We never imagined, for example, having to remind our young children of their scheduled videoconferences throughout the workday. For a bit of exercise and fresh air, and to keep from climbing the walls, we’re getting outside more … [Read more...] about Bellaire mayor: Coming together as a community while keeping our social distance
By Charlotte Aguilar The Bellaire City Council will hold a “telephonic” public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday (March 23) to extend indefinitely an emergency declaration signed by the mayor on Friday and to consider moving the city charter election on sidewalks from May to November. In addition, Bellaire took new steps Friday to protect the public and city workers from the … [Read more...] about BELLAIRE COVID-19 UPDATE: Disaster declaration, ‘telephonic’ council meeting, possible election postponement, city buildings closing
West University’s city leadership answers Essentials’ questions about Tuesday’s State of Disaster declaration by Mayor Bob Higley in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The city is maintaining dedicated online resources to inform residents of its emergency actions and offers the chance to sign up for alerts at westutx.org. What is the reason behind the disaster … [Read more...] about Essentials Q&A: What does West U’s disaster declaration mean?
West University Mayor Bob Higley signed a Declaration of a Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency Tuesday (March 17) that gives the city powers to enforce the 10-person federal limit for public gatherings, to quarantine individuals and occupied buildings, regulate who comes into and leaves the city, and makes violations punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and … [Read more...] about West U mayor declares State of Disaster authorizing ‘extraordinary measures,’ penalties
Bellaire’s City Council meeting went on Monday night (March 16), and the coronavirus is on city leaders’ minds as they plan for future meetings. Mayor Andrew Friedberg offered information about how residents can stay connected as public contact is limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is his Mayor’s Musings blogpost from Monday: As we practice social distancing and … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Musings: Bellaire City Council meetings still on for now; how to stay connected