Pearland - Friendswood Edition | May 2020


News from Pearland & Friendswood

Pearland discusses creation of public health advisory committee

Council moves tax election, approves bond refunds

use to put towards repairing these streets that are getting a little old here in the city of Friendswood,” Mayor Mike Foreman said. The fi nancial ordinance refunds the remainder of the Series 2010A and 2010B bonds, which total $2.97 million. The ordinance also approved the sale of $8 million of the $51 million in bond propo- sitions from the November 2019 bond election.



Member Trent Perez said. The Pearland Chamber of Com- merce has a health care committee, which helps to formulate policy and create advocacy for bringing in health businesses rather than health education, Hernandez said. Perez replied it might be easier to add health education to that group rather than create a new committee, as the city of Pearland does not yet have a health department. The city’s committee could be made up of a few council members, chamber members, medical profes- sionals and concerned residents, Hernandez said. The goal would be to assist groups the city works with, including city and county o ffi cials, the chamber and health care provid- ers, Hernandez said. No action was taken on the item, though council may discuss it again in the future.

FRIENDSWOOD At its May 4 meeting, Friendswood City Council approved one ordinance with two fi nancial proposals and one to move the street maintenance tax election to July 14. The street maintenance sales tax was fi rst passed by Friendswood residents in May 2016. The sales tax consists of an additional $0.00375 that directly funds maintenance and repairs on existing streets. City Manager Morad Kabiri said the city has not received fi nal word from the governor’s o ffi ce on whether an election can be held in July. The city had not received word as of press time. The decision was made with the idea that if the July election is approved, the ordinance will be in place. “This tax can generate $2 million each year, and that’s money we can

PEARLAND At its April 27 meeting, Pearland City Council discussed the creation of a public health advisory committee. The item was brought forth by Council Member Adrian Hernandez. The committee could be useful in not only dealing with the coronavirus, but also with the city of Pearland’s growth, Hernandez said. “Pearland has really put itself into a position to where we have the potential to lead our region, being the third-largest city in the Houston metro,” Hernandez said. Some council members expressed concern the committee could be a duplication of other committees in the city. “I appreciate the intent. I think maybe before we create a city com- mittee we need to lean in a little more to the chamber committee,” Council


Pearland City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at City Hall, 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland. Times may vary. Meetings are streamed and available at Friendswood City Council meets the fi rst Monday of each month at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. Times may vary. Videos of meetings are posted to VideoonDemand.

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