Author: David Landriault

Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Laura are both behind us and our collective attention has turned towards the election. I thought this might be a good time to update you on what we are doing to help voters make this critical choice.   We have updated the...

Positive Leadership is vital for any community to grow but in these unprecedented times it is more important than ever. As Galveston deals with the effects of CoVid-19 the qualities of professionalism, transparency and inclusiveness are more important than ever. I realize that the decisions...

As your Mayor, the safety of our community is always my top priority. I will continue my weekly conferences with the Galveston County Health Director and the President of UTMB for the most up-to-date information on fighting this pandemic. The key to controlling the Pandemic,...

As your Mayor, I will continue to focus on Economic Recovery for Island businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Working with the City’s Industrial Development Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce and the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, different programs are being evaluated that are designed to address...

Developing a city-wide oversight and master plan for protecting the natural resources of our Island from the West End to the East End Lagoon needs to be accomplished. Ecotourism has become an integral part of our economy and protecting and promoting our environment will benefit...

Remodeling, new construction, or just minor DIY projects should not be a dreaded task when it comes to planning and permitting. As Mayor, I will call for the evaluation of the permitting, inspection and application process to make it as efficient as possible with all...

Pelican Island is not only important to the expansion of the Port Of Galveston but also important to the development of the Port of Houston controlled land. Part and parcel of this development is the building of a new Pelican Island Bridge that involves Local,...

There are three points about Drainage that seem to ring true here in Galveston. The first is that Drainage repair is an ongoing project that will continue for many years to come. Secondly, no matter what the approach, it is a very costly proposition. And...

As Mayor I will continue to support upgrading the quality of life in our neighborhoods with additional Green Space, increased Public Safety and   Infrastructure Improvements to name just a few. Galveston offers a small town atmosphere with Big Town amenities and no matter what the...

One issue that has been discussed for years is the need for more affordable housing on the Island. There is not one solution to Housing concerns, but requires multiple solutions. Evaluating our Zoning Regulations, working with Public/Private Partnerships and developing a short and long term...