Quick Facts

Quick facts aim to inform and provide factual, specific information on a wide variety of city initiatives, services, and plans .

Director of Finance Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Did you know? The City of Sugar Land is recognized across the state and nation for its financial responsibility and stewardship. 

As part of a financial strategy, the City uses debt to manage major capital investments that are needed within the City, such as street and drainage improvements, municipal facilities, parks and utility systems. The bonds that the City issues are a tool- similar to how a individuals use credit to finance capital purchases such as a home, vehicle or other major purchase.

Funds are borrowed at the lowest possible interest rates thanks to the City’s strong bond ratings. The City structures bond payments over 20 years to ensure that payments can be made within current and future revenue streams. This helps to ensure that residents today are not responsible for paying for the full cost of a project that will continue to benefit residents for decades in the future.

Want to learn more about the City’s bonds? Visit http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1659/Municipal-Debt.

Posted on June 20, 2018

Assistant City Manager James Callaway

Jim Callaway

Did you know that on the City Council meeting agenda for June 5, 2018, the Council is expected to appoint a citizen-led Redistricting Advisory Committee?

The Council will also consider the adoption of criteria to use throughout the federally-required redistricting process. Redistricting is a process used to ensure single-member Council districts are substantially equal in population with a maximum deviation no greater than 10 percent between the most populated and the least populated Council Member district. The recent annexation of Greatwood and New Territory triggered the need for the city to redistrict. 

More information:
City Council Agenda: www.sugarlandtx.gov/agendas 
Redistricting information: www.sugarlandtx.gov/Redistricting.

Residents are invited to participate in upcoming public hearings so we can hear your comments/input. Meeting dates will be posted to our website and social media platforms.

Posted on May 31, 2018

Assistant City Manager Chris Steubing

Chris Steubing

Did you know that in 2017 the city received two awards for the use of wireless traffic detection devices from the American Public Works Association and the Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas?

These devices called pods, are installed in the pavement at intersections and are capable of measuring traffic volumes with 98%+ accuracy. The traffic data collected allows the City’s Traffic Management Center to run adaptive signal control software which makes real-time adjustments to traffic signals based on traffic demand and supports overall traffic operations/planning/design by allowing engineers to better understand mobility hot spots. As of 2017, 53 of the city’s 90 traffic signals were equipped with PODs with an additional 25 more intersections being approved by council this year. This is part of the city’s commitment to stay ahead of mobility needs.

For real-time traffic conditions, visit its.sugarlandtx.gov.

Posted on May 31, 2018

Chief of Police Doug Brinkley

Doug Brinkley

Did you know that Sugar Land is safer than ever before?

Those who receive a red light ticket rarely receive a second ticket. The revenue from red light penalties is split between the state and a special City account to fund traffic safety programs, intersection improvements, public safety programs and traffic enforcement, including the Safe Light Sugar Land initiative. Projected revenue from red light cameras for the current fiscal year represents 0.92% of the City's total budget and can only be used for traffic safety programs.

Read more at www.sugarlandtx.gov/safelight.

Posted on May 14, 2018

City Manager Allen Bogard

Allen Bogard - City Manager

Did you know Sugar Land is safer than ever before?

In 2017, Emergency Medical Services calls accounted for 67% of SLFD-EMS’s total call volume. Of the 5,949 EMS calls, 52% were only handled with an ambulance leaving fire trucks more available for fire calls. Fire calls represented just 2%- with only .24% of those calls being structure fires. Learn more about how Fire-EMS has realigned services to ensure the city is safer than ever before.

Fire Annual Report: http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1116.

Posted on May 4, 2018

Did you know that Sugar Land residents receive value for their tax dollars?

Your city tax bill would be nearly double if your home was located in a comparable city in the Houston region- such as Pearland, League City or Missouri City. Since 1993, Sugar Land has lowered its tax rate from 50 cents to 31.762 cents through economic development and growth in sales tax revenue.

Read more at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/323/Property-Tax.

Posted on April 27, 2018

Did know you Sugar Land continues to aggressively invest in public safety technology?

Cameras have long been an effective crime-fighting tool for Sugar Land neighborhoods and businesses. They have successfully served as a deterrent and also a forensic tool to solve crimes after they occur. Continued interest from business districts and neighborhood associations to expand the reach of their cameras resulted in funding for a network of similar crime prevention cameras along public roadways.

Read more at www.sugarlandtx.gov/crimecameras

Posted on April 23, 2018

Did you know that Sugar Land is safer than ever before?

Modern building and fire codes have vastly reduced the frequency and severity of structure fires, and in 2017 Sugar Land Fire/EMS responded to only 21 structure fires all year.

Read more in the Fire Annual Report: http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1116

Posted on April 20, 2018