Pearland Connect – June, 2014

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Pearland Connect is the communications vehicle that the City of Pearland is using to keep you informed. We do our best to provide you with the information you want and need and we want to hear from you. We welcome your input by email.
City now live streaming Planning & Zoning Meetings

City of Pearland officials are excited to announce the debut of live streaming of Planning & Zoning Commission meetings. Planning & Zoning Commission meetings will now be live streamed for residents who cannot make it down to City Hall. Offering online and Pearland TV live streaming of the meetings will help the City increase public awareness, engage the community in the municipal government process, and expand dialogue with citizens. The live stream link is available on the City’s Web site.

In addition to providing live web streaming, the City also offers on-demand video of  Planning & Zoning Commission meetings. The on-demand meetings have jump-to points that are labeled by agenda items so that residents can access specific content they’re interested in watching. Regular Planning & Zoning meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Fire Department dispatch reaches a milestone

One year ago, the City of Pearland outsourced its 911 call dispatching for Pearland Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) – a move aimed at expanding the City’s level of service in a cost-effective manner. 

During this first year, HCEC dispatched Pearland Fire and Pearland EMS to 8,831 emergency incidents inside the Pearland city limits, extraterritorial jurisdiction and to assist neighboring cities through mutual aid agreements. Read more.

Finance receives budget award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently announced that the City of Pearland has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year ending 2013 budget.

The award reflects the commitment of the City and its staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award, the City satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, and how well the budget document serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents must be proficient in all four categories and fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.  Read more.

Celebrate the country’s independence in Pearland

 

Join us in celebrating our country’s independence! Stadium and field seating will be available at no charge beginning at 6 p.m. A VFW military salute will begin the evening’s entertainment, followed by a performance of the national anthem by our Let Freedom Sing talent search winner. Then sit back, relax and sing along to the sounds of the Drywater Band until sundown, performing live from the H-E-B Entertainment Stage!

On-site activities will include: face painting, inflatables and strolling entertainment. At sundown, enjoy a 20-minute fireworks display from your seat inside the stadium. Food is available for purchase or you can bring your own. Alcohol, glass containers, pets and tobacco are prohibited. For more information, click here.

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