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Should sidewalks be put on a ballot so Bellaire taxpayers can vote?
Some lucky people will be making extra money on the 5-foot sidewalks that only 4 Council members recently approved. Is it really a done deal? Are there enough Bellaire taxpayers willing to voice opposition as we did for the Pathways Concrete Project? We were told trees would be protected in pouring this extra sidewalk concrete but that’s not guaranteed. Should sidewalks be put on a ballot so taxpayers can vote? Next Council meeting is September 17th.
I like having sidewalks but I don’t think it’s necessary for them to be 5 ft. I don’t have any problem walking side by side with anyone in my family on our 4 ft sidewalks. I think if they would have just followed the 4 ft plan arlready in progress there wouldn’t be continued controversy about it.
West U had the same problems as Bellaire as far as mature trees and sidewalks just here and there or nowhere at all. They had residents for and against sidewalks for the same reasons as Bellaire residents but they came up with a sidewalk policy just like our council is trying to do. If West U can figure it out so can Bellaire.
Here's a petition to sign in SUPPORT of sidewalks on at least one side of the street in Bellaire: https://www.change.org/p/bellaire-city-council-support-bellaire-sidewalks?recruiter=176471614&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
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