It should be noted that July sales tax revenue allocated by the comptroller’s office comes from sales made two months earlier in local jurisdictions.
That means that the 7% decrease in revenue allocated to the city of Bellaire in July and the nearly 9% uplift sent to West University Place represents a proportional decrease and increase in revenue generated by sales tax-generating businesses.
Bellaire sales tax revenue has remained on a slight downward trend since May, while West University Place sales tax revenue rebounded after a dip in June.
The new revenue figures come after Bellaire and West University Place saw strong January and February numbers—substantial uplifts compared to a year ago, according to the data. March and April in 2019 and 2020 saw dips in both cities, though Bellaire’s 2020 April sales tax revenue dropped by more than $30,000, at approximately $167,000, as compared to a year ago, at approximately $198,000.