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 strategy, are key factors in addressing this important topic. Galveston never will be able to compete with the large housing developments on the mainland but with careful planning we can, in our own way, develop solutions that are Island Centric and expand our housing stock for First Responders, Teachers and Health and Tourism related occupations to make Galveston a choice for many that work here.