the public are invited to share their feedback on Tuesday, August 14, during
two separate public hearings that will held during the regularly scheduled 6
p.m. City Council meeting.
hearing is regarding the City’s proposed FY 2019 Annual Budget. The total
proposed League City budget for FY 2019 is $207.96 million with $131.13 million
for expenditures on City services and $76.83 million for capital projects.
Proposed projects and initiatives in the budget include:
day and night crew staffing at fire stations to seven days a week to improve
staffing and vehicles to support ambulance service 7-days a week during peak
to support enhanced, two-way communications with City residents and increased
Citizen engagement and involvement
anticipated increase in health insurance cost,
employees totaling 14.5 full time equivalents,
for an Investment Advisor to maximize interest income generated on portfolio
increases in fuel, property insurance, janitorial contract services, and
uniform contract services,
to implement a program to obtain traffic counts at major intersections and
for new initiatives to promote economic development and tourism,
in Human Resources for employee appreciation and training,
for employee merit increases based on performance, across-the-board increase
for sworn civil service officers, and police officer STEP increases.
public hearing on August 14 concerns a proposed ordinance that would authorize
the City of League City to issue certificates of obligation (COs) for an amount
of $11.34 million. Council is expected to vote on the ordinance immediately
following the public hearing.
the sale of the certificates will be used to fund the design, construction,
supplies, equipment, buildings, land and rights-of-way for projects to improve
streets and roadways, traffic and drainage, and public safety facilities.
Specific projects include the design, construction, and improvement of the
Ervin Connector, which will construct Ervin from Calder Road to the new Hobbs
Road extension, a new City animal shelter, and Fire Station No. 6, which
will include living quarters, three bays, and a pumper.