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 third, it requires a Partnership with State and Federal entities to be effective.

Finalizing a Master Drainage Plan will be a priority for me as Mayor and developing a strategic plan that will involve continual maintenance of our existing system, the use of pumps and addressing our deteriorating outfalls on the Bay and Bayous, will be top priorities.