Once a sleepy community, Pearland is now a bustling suburb
Tom Reid, mayor of Pearland, is on his second stint at mayor and has served in that capacity for nearly 30 years.
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#1 Jul 18, 2010
More like urban sprawl has DESTROYED Pearland. The city planners must have gotten their degrees from DeVry. Instead of placing new city buildings near the center of town, these idiots are positioning them further and further away, thus increasing the need to expand roadways, etc. Guess who will have to pay for that?
Further, cul-de-sacs should be banned inside city limits like Virginia has done. They increase wear and tear on thoroughfares and are utterly useless. Want your spoiled kid to be able to play out on a cul-de-sac all day? Pay for a concret slab in your backyard so the rest of us don't have to pay for these urban planning disasters.
#2 Jul 19, 2010
I kind of agree with ya. The biggest joke of all in Pearland are the several road projects that simply ran out of money and were just left in various stages of incompleteness.
I can't agree with you on cul-de-sacs. Increasing wear and tear on major roads is a poor reason. You can't really wear and tear Houston roads anymore then they already are anyway since all of our roads are some of the most deplorable condition in the USA. That's for another book though.
I guess my biggest problem with Pearland is during the building boom your city planners let the builders put up thousands of homes on functionally obsolete roads. You have roads where your tires are touching the white line on both sides and when a car is coming at you then you have to drive in the grass. 4 more inches to your right is a ditch. That takes a tad of skill.
Ahhh nothing we can do about it except complain ad shout death to all govt.
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