In his latest blog post, Mayor Friedberg lists a number of upcoming meetings that involve engagement with the community. See his post below.

“Lots going on in Bellaire over the next couple of months, including a number of public input and engagement opportunities.  Your participation in these meetings will help shape the future of our city and we want to hear from you!  Please make plans to attend as many as you can, and be on the lookout for further announcements later in the year.

Comprehensive Plan Review

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24, the Comprehensive Plan Review kicks off with the first of several listening sessions.  While open to all stakeholders, next week’s are scheduled in the morning with the goal of reaching local businesses and community partners early in the process; there will be future sessions in the evening.  Sign up to attend here (business stakeholders) or here (community partners and residents).

Then, on June 13 the planning team will be hosting a public Forum on Bellaire’s Future.  It’ll be an open house, come and go from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:00), in the Civic Center.  They’ll also be out at community events, such as Party at the Pavilion, and look forward to visiting with as many residents as possible to get a broad cross-section of perspectives.

Planned Development Application (Former Randall’s Property)

In our Regular Session on June 5 at 6:00 p.m., the City Council will conduct a public hearing on an application by the Houston Methodist Hospital for a planned development consisting of one three-story medical office building, three one-story retail buildings and a two-story parking garage with subsurface parking at the former Randall’s property, 5130 Bellaire Blvd.

Proposed Noise and Lighting Regulations

The next night, June 6 at 6:00 p.m., we’ll have a town hall meeting on proposed noise and lighting regulations.  These are subjects we’ve been workshopping to death, because by their nature they’re exceptionally difficult to legislate.  We earnestly solicit your feedback to help us ensure we strike the right balance among competing concerns and considerations.

Regional Drainage Improvement Program

The engineering team invites you to a community open house on July 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Civic Center.  This will be the first of two such large-scale public gatherings, to provide project updates and promote interactive discussion of our Regional Drainage Improvement Program.”