Mayor Tom Reid delivers annual State of the City Address
In front of an audience of more than 350 residents, local leaders and dignitaries, Mayor Tom Reid delivered his annual State of the City address today at the First Church in Pearland. The Mayor spoke about the City’s financial health, public safety and Pearland’s growth.
“Our rapid growth challenges us to continue strong management policies and controls to maintain fiscal stability and quality services with the lowest tax rate,” said Mayor Reid.
The Mayor also highlighted some of the City’s capital improvement projects that are complete or in progress, such as the grand openings of Fire Station #2 and #3, the City Hall Complex renovation and the new water treatment plant that is in planning.
Developments such as the Zapp Precision Wire and FloWorks among others were recognized in his speech.
Mayor Reid closed the presentation by issuing a to-do list for the city, which includes:
- Continue good stewardship of tax dollars by upgrading City services and infrastructure
- Maintain quality of life ensuring a safe and livable city with a small town atmosphere
- Continue building an environment that will attract corporate headquarters, high value retail, industrial, medical and quality resident development
- Continue providing educational, recreational, cultural and leisure opportunities to include, museums, performing arts facilities and people places with upscale dining and shopping opportunities expected of a destination city.
The address will be rebroadcast on Pearland TV (Comcast Ch. 16 and U-verse Ch. 99) daily at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning Feb. 23 until March 31. The address will also be available on the city’s website here.