A couple of years ago, the hottest topic in town was public housing, and the Galveston Housing Authority was in the middle of a political firestorm.
People watched as members of the former board were unseated and a new board was appointed.
The ability to provide service on that board tends to be less about political ideals and more about practical possibilities.
The revolutionary council that campaigned against public housing is out.
A new council is in.
And recently the new mayor, Jim Yarbrough, reappointed the three housing commissioners whose terms were up: Irwin M. “Buddy” Herz Jr., Anthony Brown and Ann Masel. There wasn’t much fanfare.