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.

(2) comments

GW Cornelius

I hate agreeing with Heber but he is right on this one.

Steve Fouga

I agree with Island Runner. But I sure have misgivings. This part of the Island is beautiful, and I dislike ANY development there. Still, there was no reason to deny the permit.

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