Houston City Council will delay budget vote after failing to set public hearing

Houston City Council will delay voting on the proposed FY 2019-20 budget due to improper public hearing notice.

Houston City Council will delay voting on the proposed FY 2019-20 budget due to improper public hearing notice.

Approval of Houston’s proposed fiscal year 2019-20 budget now faces a two-week setback, city officials confirmed June 4.

Houston City Council was scheduled to vote on the over $2 billion proposed budget June 5; however, the city’s agenda director failed to include an item on the prior week’s agenda that would have allowed council to vote on a date for a public hearing–a requirement in Texas municipal code.

An agenda posted June 4 states City Council will host a specially called meeting June 7 to vote to approve a public hearing for June 19, which will be followed by a meeting during which council members will vote on the proposed budget.

The budget hearing is open to members of the public and proposed to take place at 9 a.m. in the City Council chambers at 901 Bagby St., Houston.

This is the second time the city’s budget process has faced complications ahead of the beginning of FY 2019-20 on July 1.

In May, the proposed budget was amended by the city’s finance department due to a court ruling that invalidated Proposition B, the pay-parity mandate for Houston firefighters and police officers, as well as multiple pieces of revenue-altering state legislation.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

The Houston teachers union has joined a lawsuit filed by Houston ISD trustees to block the state takeover. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston ISD teachers union seeks federal intervention to block state takeover

The union says a takeover disenfranchises people based on race and national origin and invalidates their voting rights.

At the annual State of the County address Nov. 15, County Judge Lina Hidalgo spoke on several initiatives launched in 2019, including criminal justice reform and emergency recovery, among other topics. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lina Hidalgo reflects on boundary-pushing first year in State of the County address

Early childhood development will be major focus of 2020, Hidalgo said.

River Oaks Baptist School expansion
Houston private schools experiencing enrollment, building boom

Private school Houston enrollment is growing, while national trends show declines.

Houston Private School Guide 2019: K-12 schools, tuition, enrollment, deadlines

Parents have a variety of education options beyond the public school system. This guide includes a list of area private schools as well as information to help parents make the best decision for their children. Would you like to suggest a school to include in our guide next year? Leave us a suggestion in the comments or send an email to hrmnews@communityimpact.com.

Meyergrove Apartments detention pond
Harris County Flood Control district buys former Meyerland apartment site for detention

After enduring multiple floods, the demolished Meyergrove Apartment property located at North Braeswood and I-610 could soon become a flood mitigation project in the Brays Bayou watershed.

Iora Primary Care continues expansion with Braeburn location

Health care provider Iora Primary Care opened a clinic at 6613 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, on Nov. 5, its sixth clinic in the Houston area.

Courtesy Memorial Hermann
Memorial Hermann opens urgent care clinic near West University

A Memorial Hermann Urgent Care clinic opened Nov. 13 at 3501 West Holcombe Blvd. near West University

McHugh Tea Room
McHugh Tea Room and Gifts: Business owner steeps Bellaire in tea culture and knowledge

Kim McHugh’s obsession with tea began with a concern for the health of her husband, who would drink multiple cups of tea a day.

Co-owners Sara Saber, left, and Carin Giga opened Three Dog Bakery in Rice Village in September 2018. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Three Dog Bakery: Pet-friendly store creates pastries and treats for furry friends

The display case at the front counter of Three Dog Bakery is filled with a variety of creatively designed and named cookies and cakes, though none of them are meant for people to eat.

Athleisure apparel brand Tasc Performance opens Rice Village popup

New Orleans-based athleisure and lifestyle clothing brand Tasc Performance opened a popup store in the Rice …

Houston Sichuan restaurant Pepper Twins charts two new locations

Sichuan-style Chinese restaurant Pepper Twins will open a location inside Houston’s Galleria, 5065 …

In a split 3-2 vote, the Harris County Commissioners Court passed a nonbinding resolution in favor of legislation requiring universal background checks for all Texas firearm sales, including those involving an unlicensed gun dealer and stranger-to-stranger gun sales, at its Nov. 12 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
In split vote, Harris County approves resolution supporting universal background checks for all Texas firearm sales

The nonbinding resolution's passing demonstrated the court's support of legislation requiring universal background checks for all gun sales in the state, including those involving an unlicensed gun dealer and stranger-to-stranger gun sales.

Back to top