Texas preferred Coastal Spine Dec. 5 changes
Coastal Study Texas
The Coastal Study Texas by the US Army Corp of Engineers (ACE) has been released. You will find it on the link above underneath the “Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study” as “Planning and Environmental Documents for Public Review”. GAIN will discuss it at their monthly Nov. 7th and Dec. 5th meetings. There will be a public hearing on Dec. 12 at the Gal. Convention Center. You are encouraged to read the study and comment to the ACE. Sections 4.3.4 and 6.6 are of particular interest to Galveston. You can ask questions of GAIN by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2017 BOND FORUM
FORUM – APRIL 20 – JOIN US
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
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
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.
The Coastal Heritage Preserve continues to grow through the efforts of the Artist Boat organization. See the attached press release and map
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.