Members set for Pearland committee focusing on potential future bond program

Pearland City Council at its Feb. 28 meeting named the members that will serve in the drainage bond program advisory committee. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pearland City Council at its Feb. 28 meeting named the members that will serve in the drainage bond program advisory committee. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland City Council at its Feb. 28 meeting named the members that will serve in the drainage bond program advisory committee. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland City Council at its Feb. 28 meeting passed a resolution naming the members that will serve in the citizens drainage bond program advisory committee.

“I do want to thank those who are willing to serve on this committee,” Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole said. “I think it will be great work, but it will be work, so it will be good to see it all done.”

Pearland City Council at its Feb. 14 regular meeting adopted the creation of the committee. The committee’s purpose is to evaluate, review and prioritize potential projects for a drainage bond referendum as well as recognizing partnership opportunities for projects with Brazoria Drainage District No. 4, or BDD4, and other entities, Pearland City Manager Clay Pearson said.

According to agenda documents, the committee will consist of Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole, Council Members Tony Carbone and Alex Kamkar, Larry Berger, who is Pearland ISD’s assistant superintendent for support services, Alvin ISD board of trustee Vivian Scheibel and Pearland Economic Development Corp. director Jerry Koza.

Additionally, there will be two BDD4 members, which will be named at BDD4’s March 8 board meeting; Jennifer Henrichs representing the Pearland Planning and Zoning Commission; Tina LeVert and Chad Thumann, both of whom are representing the Pearland Chamber of Commerce; and eight community representatives.


The committee will provide a report to City Council sometime between June 1 and Aug. 3, according to agenda documents. If the committee wishes to continue to work and provide additional reports to council, it has until Dec. 1 to do so, according to agenda documents.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.