Transportation and Economic Development
City Manager Brian Maxwell has just announced the hiring of Rick Beverlin to the position of Assistant City Manager. Rick will be reporting directly to Dan Buckley and will be assuming a plethora of responsibilities, primarily in the grants, transportation and economic development arena.
Maritime Economic Impact Study
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has recently voted to approve funding a Maritime Economic Development Impact study for Galveston. This study is a first step in evaluating the impact of the Port and its related activities and will assist in determining how the City can partner with the Port in the future for development of this very valuable resource. To view further details of the study, CLICK HERE.
Recently the Park Board of Trustees approved a settlement related to the Texas City Oil SPil in the amount of $400,000. This funding is earmarked for the engineering and construction of a solution for the flooding of East Beach and Stewart Beach Parks.
Park Board to Maintain Seawall Improvements
This summer, the City of Galveston will add amenitites to the Seawall. The amenities include plumbed restrooms, bus shelters with benches, landscaping and bike racks. Recently the Park Board approved entering into an agreement with the City to perform maintenance for those amenities. Park Board starff will be responsible for cleaning restrooms regularly and providing additional litter control. The budget this year for maintaining the amenties is $150,000 for labor, supplies and equipment. Funding will come from Seawall parking revenues.
City Attorney Search
The Human Resources Department has narrowed the applicant pool to seven candidates and has asked the Council to review their credentials. At a Special Meeting of City Council on March 31st, the Council will have narrowed the applicant pool to three candidates and following an interview process will make their selection no later than the last City Council meeting in April.
Mardi Gras 2016
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||2016 increase over 2015 Hotel Packages Sold
||2016 Mardi Gras Hotel Occupancy Rate
IDC Park Funding
Recently the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) funded enhancements to Galveston's Parks in the amount of $451,800. To acquaint yourself with these projects please CLICK HERE.
City Mgr Report