During Tuesday's special city council meeting, Mayor Lewis Rosen read a statement regarding a Daily News report on the city's potential challenges to public housing on the island.
In the statement, which was handed out to the media as he spoke, Rosen said that the newspaper's article put $100 million of federal disaster recovery aid at risk. The article revealed the contents of a legal opinion written by a law firm that was hired by the council by a majority vote in March.
"If Galveston goes bankrupt over this, everyone of this Island should know where the point the finger," Rosen wrote. "Not at the City Council for trying to do what is best for Galveston, but at irresponsible individuals trying to sell papers at the expense of the Island's future."