Special meetings, workshops and public hearings are scheduled as needed and may impact the start time of the regular meeting. This may mean that the meeting begins earlier than 7:00 pm or on another day. All meetings are open to the public, with agendas posted at least 72 hours in advance on the city website and the City Hall bulletin board. Citizens who wish to speak before regular council meetings may either sign up either in advance of the meetings by email or in person with the City Clerk or just before the meeting on signup forms at the entrance to City Council Chambers.
Sign up to speak at a meeting:
Send an email to the City Clerk by 4:00 pm before the meeting
The City of Bellaire was incorporated in 1918 at which time it adopted a General Law form of government. The city's current form of government, Home Rule, was not adopted until April 2, 1949. The city operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is composed of a Mayor and 6 Council Members, all of whom are elected at large. The Mayor is elected for regular terms of 2 years, and the Council Members are elected for regular terms of 4 years, with the Mayor and 3 Council Members being elected at each regular election.
The Mayor shall not serve more than 4 consecutive terms in that position, and no Council Member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms as a Council Member.
Local City-Wide elections occur every two years on the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years. In conjunction with federal, state, county, and school district elections. The City contracts with Harris County to provide voting locations (for both early and Election Day), election officials and equipment. Find voting locations.