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Steve Fouga

I'm with Maceo. I'd keep it and charge more, if the State would allow it.

Joe Flores

I ALSO AGREE and hire more people to enforce it as much as downtown !!

Jay Blackburn

Why can't local residents get an island wide parking permit?

Steve Fouga


This is the best question of all, concerning paid parking in Galveston.

Katherine Maxwell

Two reasons:

For the Beach residency doesn’t matter to the state so residents face the same prices as any Texas citizen wishing to use the Beach.

Secondly, if we did passes downtown it would defeat the purpose of paid parking. Paid parking downtown exist solely to provide turnover of spaces for businesses. When it was free downtown residents and employees utilized all of the spaces leaving no parking for visitors.

Steve Fouga

Got it. I wish it could be more convenient for residents, but now I understand why it cannot. It's not that big a deal to pay each time.

Thanks for the explanation, Brian.

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