News & Information from the City of Sugar Land
An update from Dr. Joe Anzaldua, city of Sugar Land health authority: May 27
As we slowly resume our normal lives under orders issued by Gov. Greg Abbott, we must continue to protect our most vulnerable populations. A strong economy is important, but the safety of our community will always be our first priority. Until we have a vaccine, we must learn to live with the threat of this disease. Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s public health authority, has been working closely with staff and regional health officials to gradually reopen businesses and city facilities. A slow, phased approach has been developed that places a priority on the safety of our community while complying with the governor’s orders. These decisions are guided by close collaboration with the Fort Bend County Health Department and guidance from the CDC.
Sugar Land information and updates:
Controlled Flaring of Natural Gas by Atmos Energy
The Sugar Land Police and Fire Departments, 911 operators and local officials have been advised by Atmos Energy that they will oversee a controlled flaring of natural gas on Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 17 from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. south of University Boulevard at the end of Elkins Road in Sugar Land.
This process, which will result in a large, controlled flame and moderate noise, allows the company to work on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal,
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Notice of Adopted 2019 Tax Rate
The City of Sugar Land adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 9.48 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $15.74.
The city tax bill for the average value home of $375,289, with a 12% homestead exemption will increase by $24 compared to last year’s tax bill.