Pearland Connect: July, 2015

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 via email.

Pearland: Give us your best shot

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter the  4th annual City Calendar Photo Contest. The annual photo contest encourages citizen involvement and showcases Pearland’s quality of life. 

Submit an original photo of Pearland to participate. Photos must be taken in Pearland city limits within two years of the contest year. Winning photos will be used in the Calendar & Annual Report and may be used in other City of Pearland communication pieces and on the City Web site. Read more here.

Water Quality Reports available

The City of Pearland produces a Water Quality Report covering testing performed in the previous year. Over the years, the City has been dedicated to producing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards and continually strives to adopt new methods for delivering the best quality drinking water to you.

As new challenges to drinking water safety emerge, Pearland remains vigilant in meeting the goals of source water protection, water  conservation and community education while continuing to serve the needs of water users. Pick up a copy today at a City facility or view it online.

Amendments proposed to the City’s Thoroughfare Plan

Amendments are being proposed to the City of Pearland’s Thoroughfare Plan. Last updated in March 2014, the Plan is a transportation planning tool that identifies and classifies thoroughfares in the city that will support the City’s development goals and mobility along with connectivity throughout the City. The plan is instrumental in identifying and prioritizing projects for the 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The City’s amends the Plan periodically based on development activity, land use studies and environmental issues.  Read more on the proposed amendments.

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

The City of Pearland is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a document that guides public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, housing, economic development and others. Having a plan provides the City with the opportunity to address issues related to growth and service provision in a proactive, coordinated manner that promotes the health, safety and general welfare of residents.

View the latest draft of the Comprehensive Plan and join us for a Big Picture Outreach Workshop on Thursday, July 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building located at 2555 Cullen Pkwy, Pearland, Texas 77584. Read more at pearlandtx.gov/compplan.

2015 Builders Forum scheduled

The 2015 Builders Forum is scheduled for Friday, July 31 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Attend the forum to hear from various City departments including the Fire Marshal, Planning, Code Enforcement and Community Development. Attendees will also hear about 2015 Code Adoptions, the new electronic plan review process and more. Click here for more information. 

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