Key Issues

  • 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 importan

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  • 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

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  • 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, di

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 invol

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  • 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.

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  • 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 a

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  • 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 Partners

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  • As your Mayor, I will continue to increase the Economic Development structure of the City, such as organizing a workable Land Bank, that would set aside portions of land, purchased by the City, for specific types of development such as affordable hou

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  • Communication – As your Mayor, I will continue to serve Galveston by building relationships and improving communication with all entities that shape the economic forces on the island, as well as our residents. Decisions made by the City, Port a

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  • As your Mayor, I will keep critical safety nets in place, like our $50 million emergency line of credit, set aside to deal with storms and other crises. These funds allow us to immediately deal with emergencies like storm debris, which can be extreme

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  • By CRAIG BROWN August 20th, 2020 Within the last few days, I met with the District Coordinator for the Texas Division Of Emergency Management (TDEM), the City’s Emergency Management Director, and the City’s Fire Chief to discuss Hurricane preparednes

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