Galveston to hold meetings on seawall parking fee

January 27, 2011 5:39:03 PM PST
The city of Galveston is holding a public hearing on the proposed plan to charge people to park on the seawall.

For the last several months the Council has discussed specific details of a plan to implement to charge anyone who parks along the seawall an $8 fee. Drivers also could buy an annual parking pass for $25.

The parking fee applies daily all year long, and is expected to pay for the city's administration, capital improvements as well as seawall enhancements.

Citizens can attend a public meeting on February 10 or 24. Both meetings begin at 4pm and will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, 823 Rosenberg.

The city is expected to draft a proposition on the new fee and place it on the ballot for the May elections.