THIS WEEK: Sugar Land, Rosenberg councils to discuss budgets –


The city of Sugar Land will meet in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the city’s budget up for discussion in a public hearing.

The meeting is scheduled to convene at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will air via livestream at or Sugar Land Comcast Cable Subscribers can also tune-in on Channel 16.

In order to comment, members of the public may submit written comments to be read during the public portions of the meeting. The comments should be submitted to the city secretary at Comments must be received by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The public hearing on the budget is expected to start about 6 p.m. For those wishing to comment during the public hearing, send an email to city secretary or call 281-275-2730. Once registered, the City Secretary’s Office will provide instructions on participation.

The proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 totals $254.4 million with $226.9 million for operating funds and issuance costs, and $27.5 million is for capital projects, including the first projects from the voter approved General Obligation Bond Program. In November 2019, voters approved $90.76 million in General Obligation bonds in four propositions:

  $47.6 million for drainage.

  $26.3 million for public safety facilities.

  $10.26 million for street improvements.

  $6.6 million for a new animal shelter.

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Rosenberg City Council

The Rosenberg City Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, via telephone/video conference.

To join the meeting toll free call 833-548-0276 or 888-788-0099. The meeting ID is 822 1831 2482 and the topic is Rosenberg City Council Meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 16 within the city limits, via the city’s website at and the city’s YouTube channel at

The Council is expected to consider the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The FY2021 proposed budget includes total expenditures for all funds in the amount of $85,906,786.

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County commission

The Fort Bend County Commission will meet in regular session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. A live stream of the meeting can be viewed at

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OakBend COVID testing

OakBend Medical Group decided to temporarily close its COVID-19 testing site in Sugar Land last week in anticipation of Hurricane Laura’s possible arrival in the region. The hospital reportedly will reopen its Sugar Land testing site Monday, Aug. 31. The site is located at 4911 Sandhill Drive in Sugar Land.

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