GALVESTON — Former Galveston mayoral candidate Greg Roof has filed a lawsuit against the city over paid parking on the seawall.
Reached on his cellphone Saturday night, the former Galveston College regent declined to elaborate on the pending litigation.
“I am involved in litigation but I have no further comment at this time,” Roof said.
The decision to implement paid parking on Seawall Boulevard was approved by voters in 2011, and the new pay-by-phone system made its debut Saturday, July 27.
Some visitors have criticized the system for being unwieldy and reported problems registering vehicles over the phone, but the city has said it will take time to smooth out wrinkles in the new program.
Police have said that 2,278 people registered and paid to park on the seawall last weekend.