By Mary Alys Cherry
League City is growing like wildfire, and city officials are working just as hard to tackle any issues that might accompany that growth, while maintaining a high quality of life and preserving its small town charm, Mayor Pat Hallisey says.
His words came in a update for the League City Regional Chamber’s State of the City Luncheon in South Shore Harbour Resort’s Marina Plaza Ballroom before a crowd that included Councilmen Larry Millican, Todd Kinsey, Greg Gripon, Keith Gross and Nick Long. New City Manager John Baumgartner, who the mayor called “óne of the city’s hardest working guys” also joined him in the update, explaining that he was trying to build a strong financial foundation for the city.
“The fabric of any community is its people,” Hallisey said, “…and I am always amazed by the spirit of our great city. While we may have our challenges from time to time, our resiliency and ability to come together as a community is stronger than ever,” he said before showing a video of some of the city’s accomplishments.
Evidence of the city’s growth:
- 181 new businesses such as Kroger, HEB, Memorial Herman, MD Anderson, Cabela’s, Jason’s Deli, etc.
- 10,942 building permits
- About 1,000 new homes each year
The city’s biggest challenges in the coming years, he told the crowd, “is mobility and securing water resources to meet the needs of our growing community.”