News & Information from the City of Sugar Land
As we get ready for the July Fourth weekend, Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s public health authority, reminds everyone to keep their guard up and stay safe. Positive cases in our region are increasing at an alarming rate. The good news is that we can flatten this trend by complying with current orders issued by the governor and the county judge. Wear a mask, maintain physical distancing and practice hand hygiene. This is all we have until we get a vaccine.
Sugar Land information and updates: www.sugarlandtx.gov/coronavirus
Extreme Heat Conditions
Heat index values will be climbing into the triple digits through the next several days across the region. Please consider the following safety tips:
- Limit any time outdoors, especially during the afternoon
- Check your backseat for any pets or children
- Check in with your neighbors, especially the elderly
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
- Wear sunscreen and light clothing
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As Mayor of the City of Sugar Land, I offer my sincere condolences to the George Floyd family for the senseless act of violence and tragic loss. The City of Sugar Land rejects racial intolerance and prejudice of any kind. We hold among our core values respect and equality for all cultures and people.
Sugar Land Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman
What happened to George Floyd was an unacceptable, vicious act of violence. His death was by any measure of professional policing absolutely unnecessary, avoidable and criminal. I think we can all agree that as a result of this horrific injustice, our nation is enraged and is demanding meaningful change, and I share their outrage and expectation for justice.
The Sugar Land Police Department has worked hard to partner with our diverse community to ensure an environment of respect, safety and equitable treatment for everyone. This is reflected in policies and procedures we have in place to ensure police fairness and equitable treatment among the citizens we are sworn to protect. It is my commitment that we continue to hold ourselves to the highest standard of professional conduct and look for new ways to break down barriers between law enforcement and our minority communities.
To this end, we recognize there's a need right now to come together and heal as a community. The public has a constitutional right to peacefully protest, and SLPD stands ready to work with our community to facilitate this need should there be interest. We will also continue working closely with our business community to ensure our community remains safe.
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.