Public hearing held on Galveston Seawall parking plan

January 13, 2011 8:16:41 PM PST
The Galveston City Council held a public hearing Thursday afternoon at Galveston City Hall to seek feedback on the proposed seawall parking plan. Island residents raised concerns about enforcing parking regulations in neighborhoods next to the seawall, parking meters and other proposed ways to get revenue.

For the last several months, the council has discussed specific details of a plan to implement paid parking along Galveston Island's Seawall.

Although the City Council has already voted on several elements of the paid parking plan, the votes are not intended to be final determinations. The council has agreed to exercise flexibility and discretion to amend the plan up to the date they adopt the final ballot proposition.

Residents will vote in May on a plan to charge a maximum of $8 a day for parking on the seawall or $25 for an annual pass. Most of the money will go to seawall enhancements.