By Jane McNeel Every Friday, a city manager’s report is sent to councilmembers (and any member of the public or media requesting it, if you want an insider’s look at the workings of city government). The report is usually topped with employee news — achievements, a COVID count, comings and goings. In the last six months of 2021, seeing who is the latest mid- and high-level … [Read more...] about WATCHDOG: Bellaire city staffers’ exodus is concerning
Bellaire’s well-liked fire chief, Deacon Tittel, was appointed unanimously by City Council Monday night (Dec. 6) to serve as interim city manager and will receive an extra $1,000 biweekly authorized by councilmembers for assuming the added duties. The votes came after a closed session to discuss short-term strategy for replacing Brant Gary, the 20-month interim city manager … [Read more...] about Commanding presence in Bellaire takes reins as city manager — for now
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?
By Charlotte Aguilar “Mo” Lopez’s two-year-plus tryout showed Bellaire leaders that he was the man for the job, and Wednesday (May 19), he was named the city’s new police chief. Chief Byron Holloway will retire on July 31 after 45 years with the city, and the announcement about Lopez indicated the new top cop will be sworn in before the Aug. 2 City Council … [Read more...] about ‘Mo’ proves himself, is named Bellaire’s new police chief