GAIN Meeting May 18 2017

On Thursday, May 18 at 5:30pm in the Randall Room, Rosenberg library at 2310 Sealy st., the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a presentation by Cindy Roberts-Gray of SMART Family Literacy about “The State of our Youngest Citizens: Children, Youth and Families at the periphery 2017.

There will also be a discussion concerning the two city parks the citizens recently voted to keep, Gus Allen Park and Jones Road Park.
The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods has a board of directors meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the Randall room, Rosenberg library at 2310 Sealy st. to discuss issues of interest to neighborhoods. The public is invited

GAIN Hosts Forum on April 20th about City Bond Election to be held on May 6th

GAIN 2017 BOND FORUM
FORUM – APRIL 20 – JOIN US
WORTHAM AUDITORIUM
ROSENBERG LIBRARY – 2310 SEALY STREET
$62 MILLION BOND ELECTION MAY 6
Early voting April 24-28
CITY OF GALVESTON
PRESENTATION AND PUBLIC Q & A
MAYOR JIM YARBROUGH / CITY MANAGER BRIAN MAXWELL

Doors Open 6:00 p.m./Forum 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods

2017

Track Texas Legislature bills in session

With this you can track your favorite bills such as HR 367, hearing protection act or school vouchers. In the middle column, under “My TLO” click a top item such as “track legislation”. It takes you to an email registration page. After that in general you can go at the top of the page, perhaps “Search” and under “bill lists” you can look at the types of committees that might interest you. You can look up bill numbers. Lots of things you can do. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspxLegislature Home

GAIN meeting Feb. 16, 2017

On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30pm in the Randall Room, Rosenberg library at 2310 Sealy st., the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a presentation by Victoria Herrin, Campaign Director, Texas Gulf Coast, National Parks Conservation Association about the “Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area” being proposed by a group of public and non-profit landowners who are seeking the benefits of national park status for their unique natural and historical assets situated along the Texas upper and middle coastline. This presentation will provide the facts about this proposal to which the public is invited to attend.
The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods has a board of directors meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the Randall room, Rosenberg library at 2310 Sealy st. and discuss issues of interest to neighborhoods.

2016 Coastal Holiday Update from Jim Blackburn

Jim Blackburn, co-director of the SSPEED Center at Rice University has sent our his annual Coastal Holiday Update. Item 2 is particularly relevant to Galveston Island in that a storm disaster at Houston will flush out by our island. A Galveston Ring Levee could conceivably provide protection from the aftermath of such an event as well as during a storm. Item 6 talks about continuing residual pollution affecting fish within the bay.

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Galveston Ring Levee presentation

On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6pm in the Randall room, 1st floor of the Rosenberg library at 2310 Sealy st., the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a public presentation by the Galveston Flood Defense Coalition about Galveston Ring Levee concepts. A Galveston Ring Levee is needed to protect Galveston City from flooding by hurricane winds pushing the bay’s water onto the north side of the island. It is a recommended component of the Coastal Barrier System because flooding from Galveston Bay is still probable, even if the Coastal Barrier is constructed