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Page 4 | THE ESSENTIALS
Bellaire needs new leadership!
1. Smart Budgeting They raised your taxes
again – 18% over 4 years – it has to stop!
2. Plan for the City of Homes Zoning
should protect value in our homes. Local
businesses need to be respected.
3. Flood Mitigation & Safety As a Ph.D.
geologist, I can help with flood mitigation.
4. Transparency & Listening I will listen
and read your written comments.
See me at BetterPlan4Bellaire.com
Pol.Adv. paid for by Catherine Lewis
To the vast southeast Texas audience of
ABC-13 television, Tom Koch is a soothing
and reliable presence through good news
and bad in the mornings, marking his 37th
year at the station. To Bellaire residents,
he’s a neighbor who’s a stalwart emcee and
staunch supporter of community events —
and who suffered along with them during
Hurricane Harvey. Ken Hoffman gives us
insights into one of the nicest guys around.
On The Cover
In this month of Thanksgiving (and watching our Houston
neighbors struggle with basic services and an election that’s
viciously personal), we cast an admiring glance at how West U’s
city government is tackling quality-of-life issues large and small,
and Bellaire’s bi-annual exercise in democracy as it gets ready to
elect a mayor and three councilmembers.
Big wilderness cats and elephant-like
creatures roaming Bellaire
and West University? Our resident
naturalist tells the fascinating
tale of what inhabited this prairie
before the humans.