Mayor and Council

City Council 2016

Meetings


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of Each Month
  • City Hall
    7008 S. Rice Ave.
    Bellaire, TX 74401
Special meetings, workshops and public hearings are scheduled as needed. All meetings are open to the public with agendas posted at least 72 hours in advance on the city website and the City Hall bulletin board. Citizens who wish to speak before regular council meetings may either sign up either in advance of the meetings by email or in person with the City Clerk, or just before the meeting on signup forms at the entrance to City Council Chambers. Download a Speaker Form (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Members


Form of Government


The City of Bellaire was incorporated in 1918 at which time it adopted a General Law form of government. The city’s current form of government, Home Rule, was not adopted until April 2, 1949. The city operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is composed of a Mayor and 6 Councilmen, all of whom are elected at large. The Mayor is elected for regular terms of 2 years, and the Councilmen are elected for regular terms of 4 years, with the Mayor and 3 Councilmen being elected at each regular election.

Term Limits


The Mayor shall not serve more than 4 consecutive terms in that position, and no Councilman shall serve more than 2 terms as a Councilman.

Elections


Local City-Wide elections occur every two years on the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years. In conjunction with federal, state, county, and school district elections. The City contracts with Harris County to provide voting locations (for both early and Election Day), election officials and equipment. The City is divided by Harris County into five voting precincts (precinct maps) that are subject to chage for each election.


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