Voters approve paid parking on Seawall

May 14, 2011 9:16:46 PM PDT
Voting results for Galveston's special election suggest that a majority of voters are more than happy to pay for parking along the Seawall. According to final results, 61 percent of voters support the proposition while 39 percent are opposed.

More than 5,000 people cast ballots.

The proposition allows the city to charge $1 per hour and up to $8 a day to park on the seawall during peak hours.

Drivers can also opt to pay a $25 annual permit.

City council members will declare the official results at an upcoming meeting.

Paid parking will be in effect year-round, seven days a week, from 10am to 6pm.

The city will use up to 10 percent of the money made through the pay stations for administration. Fifteen percent will reportedly be reserved to replace capital improvements and a majority of it -- 75 percent -- will go to Seawall enhancements.

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