The decision to permit a new recreational vehicle campsite on Galveston’s West End was a victory for process.
Developer Rusty Walla submitted a plan to build a park with spaces for 239 vehicles about two miles from San Luis Pass.
There was just one relevant question: Is the park an approved use of the land?
The city staff said yes. The planning commission agreed. The City Council wisely decided not to hear an appeal.
In Galveston, some people seem to think that rules are rules unless you don’t like them — and then you go to the City Council to try to get a political remedy for your displeasure.
Galveston has, for its own health, got to get away from the idea.