Bay Area Edition | May 2022


News from League City, Nassau Bay & Galveston County


League City City Council will meet at 6 p.m. May 24 and June 14 at League City Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker St., League City. Meetings are streamed at leaguecitytexas. MEETINGS WE COVER area, according to a League City news release. Several leaders of Bay Area communities expressed their condolences and how Clark was a champion for the county. manager position was vacated after City Council on Nov. 22 authorized a mutually agreed-upon separation between the city and former City Manager Jason Reynolds due to “philosophical dierences,” according to a Nov. 23 statement from the city. Nassau Bay police Chief Tim Cromie has been acting as interim city manager in the meantime. GALVESTON COUNTY Ken Clark, Galveston County Precinct 4 commissioner, died May 8 after a stint in the hospital due to health issues. He was 58 years old. Clark had been Precinct 4’s commissioner since 1998. He had served as chair of the NUMBER TO KNOW new faces will join Nassau Bay City Council after the May 7 election. Council Member Phil Johnson will move from being a council member to mayor. 3 OTHER HIGHLIGHTS NASSAU BAY On April 11, Nassau Bay City Council hired Paul McLarty as city manager. His rst day will be June 1. McLarty worked for nearly 19 years for Clear Creek ISD and was most recently CCISD’s deputy superintendent of business and support services. McLarty was one of 36 applicants, and City Council selected him unanimously, according to the city. The Nassau Bay city Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council, which helps direct millions of dollars in grant funding to transportation projects across the Greater Houston

League City City Council postpones vote on pigs as pets LEAGUE CITY The debate about pigs as pets will go a little longer. On May 10, League City City Council voted to postpone a decision on whether to allow residents to keep pigs as pets. On April 26, City Council passed the rst reading of an ordinance update to allow residents to keep pigs as pets. It requires the approval of a second reading to go into eect. Under the ordinance, pigs would have to be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and registered with the city. Additionally, there would be no size restrictions for the pigs, meaning residents could keep pigs that grow to hundreds of pounds in their homes. Pigs would also have to remain collared and stay indoors except for exercise or elimination of waste. Outdoor areas where pigs go would have to be cleaned daily, according to the ordinance. Several residents spoke in oppo- sition to allowing pigs as pets, citing concerns about pigs’ noise, size, aggression and other issues. One resi- dent May 10 expressed doubt the city would be able to enforce the ordinance to have residents register their pigs because so many cats and dogs are not registered with the city. Council Member Justin Hicks made the motion to postpone, noting he believes there needs to be more restrictions on pigs allowed as pets, particularly on their allowed size. Police Chief Gary Ratli sent council members a letter outlining concerns with the ordinance, Council Member

Local elections result in winners, runo NASSAU BAY Elections for various Nassau Bay government positions resulted in dierent outcomes. Phil Johnson has won his bid for Nassau Bay mayor in the May 7 election. Johnson, who serves as the Position 2 Nassau Bay City Council member, faced Mark Denman, who formerly served as Nassau Bay mayor. Johnson received 577 votes, or 56.5% of the total votes. Denman secured 444, or 43.5% of the total. Incumbent Bob Warters did not run. Three Nassau Bay City Council positions were up for election as well. For Position 2, Lucie Johannes Som- mer won with 506 votes, or 50.7% of the total votes. Bob Wilkinson got 368 votes, or 36.7%, and Michelle Micheli gathered 53 votes, or 12.5%. For Position 4, James Abbey and John P. Mahon will head to a runo. Abbey got 454 votes, or 45.6% of the total votes. Mahon got 414 votes, or 41.6% of the total. Charles Pulliam got 55 votes, or 11.5% of the total. For Position 6, Michelle Weller won with 518 votes, or 52.1% of the total votes, and incumbent Matt Prior got 477 votes, or 47.9%. All election results are unocial until canvassed.


While subject to change, the ordinance to allow pigs as pets would have the following rules in place.

Pigs must be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and registered with the city.

Pigs must be collared.

Residents can own a maximum of four pigs.

SOURCE: CITY OF LEAGUE CITY COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Pigs must be kept indoors except for exercise or the elimination of waste.

Larry Millican said. His concerns were not discussed at the meet- ing, but Ratli did discover other cities that allow pigs as pets do have several restrictions in place, Mayor Pat Hallisey said. Council Member Nick Long said he is not opposed to size restric- tions on pigs. In addition, he said the ordinance should not require pigs to be registered with the city when residents do not need to register their guns. Council Member Hank Dugie said he agrees with removing the ordinance clearly state it does not trump homeowners association restrictions or deed restrictions that may prevent residents from keeping pigs as pets in certain neighborhoods. registration requirement. Long also requested the The vote to postpone the mat- ter passed 5-3. It will be brought before council after changes are made to the proposed ordinance.

Mayoral election results

Phil Johnson 56.5% 577 votes

Mark Denman 43.5% 444 votes



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