UPDATE: With all voting centers reporting, Harris County unofficial results indicate Prop A passes, Props B and C fail in trio of propositions seeking to change Bellaire city charter

Early voting results have come in for proposed changes to Bellaire’s city charter. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting results have come in for proposed changes to Bellaire’s city charter. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting results have come in for proposed changes to Bellaire’s city charter. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Nov. 4, 10:53 a.m.

With 797 of 797 voting centers reporting, voting results on three propositions looking to change language in Bellaire’s city charter are now more clearly defined.

Proposition A narrowly passed with 5,117 votes for and 4,992 votes against, which requires the city to provide six months of notice prior to a city council action item to construct a sidewalk. The notice would include project schematics and other details, as well as a hydrological study of the proposed project by a third party.

Proposition B failed to pass, with 4,843 votes for and 5,295 votes against, which stipulated that the city may not construct a sidewalk on a residential block without 50% written approval of the property owners on that block no more than three months prior to construction.

Proposition C also failed to pass with 4,958 votes for and 5,124 votes against, which stipulates that the city may not construct a sidewalk unless it also eliminates the impact of the material used in the sidewalk construction on water discharge and runoff in the city.


This is out of about 10,100 ballots counted so far.

Results are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Updated Nov. 3, 10:49 p.m.

With 257 out of 797 voting centers reporting, voting numbers on three propositions looking to change language in Bellaire’s city charter are too close to call.

With close to 9,900 votes cast for each of the three propositions, votes in favor and against remain within five percentage points at most.

Proposition A has 4,979 votes for and 4,910 votes against, which would require the city to provide six months of notice prior to a city council action item to construct a sidewalk. The notice would include project schematics and other details, as well as a hydrological study of the proposed project by a third party.

Proposition B, meanwhile, has 4,716 votes for and 5,203 votes against, which would stipulate that the city may not construct a sidewalk on a residential block without 50% written approval of the property owners on that block no more than three months prior to construction.

Proposition C, finally, has 4,818 votes for and 5,045 votes against, which stipulates that the city may not construct a sidewalk unless it also eliminates the impact of the material used in the sidewalk construction on water discharge and runoff in the city.

Results were updated as of 10:49 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Posted Nov. 3, 7:08 p.m.

Early voting numbers for a trio of propositions seeking changes in Bellaire’s city charter are showing a close race from voters.

With about 9,000 ballots tallied from Bellaire voters, none of the propositions have a definitive edge.

The three amendments to Bellaire’s city charter up for vote have to do with sidewalk construction and the notification process by the city to residents that would be affected by such construction.

Proposition A has 4,491 votes for and 4,488 votes against, which would require the city to provide six months of notice prior to a council action item to construct a sidewalk. The notice would include project schematics and other details as well as a hydrological study of the proposed project by a third party.

Proposition B, meanwhile, has 4,258 votes for and 4,743 votes against, which would stipulate that the city may not construct a sidewalk on a residential block without 50% written approval of the property owners on that block no more than three months prior to construction.

Proposition C, finally, has 4,345 votes for and 4,605 votes against, which stipulates the city may not construct a sidewalk unless it also eliminates the impact of the material used in the sidewalk construction on water discharge and runoff in the city.

This is out of about 9,000 ballots counted so far.

Results are updated as of 7:08 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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