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Lisa Blair

I think Ms Sunseri is perfectly capable of deciding whether or not she has a conflict.

Jarvis Buckley

Why hasn't #10 been considered previously. Why consider it now?
Easement's been abandoned for years. Just asking.........

Lisa Blair

And I’m pretty sure she works for Southland Title not Stewart.

Bill Cochrane

McMorris asks questions that have nothing to do with rights of way, and contradicts himself throughout his “Top 10”.
#1. Asks about permits? What does having permits from the city have to do with anything. The developer has the right to apply for permits after the sale. If denied, that’s his problem.
#2. Same answer as #1. And it may or may not take time. Why would that make any difference?
#3. Right of way buy-back conditions could be agreed upon in the legal papers the City and developer sign. (I suggest the papers are put somewhere the city can find, unlike the right of way papers already done and lost.)
#4. It doesn’t make sense? That’s funny. Since when does the government require anything to “make sense”. Don’t get me started.
#5. Infrastructure costs at taxpayer expense? Infrastructure is no different than if the development was built inside the seawall.
#6. What does state law have to do with it? Giving up the right of ways is a normal city way of doing business as usual. It’s done often.
#7. I did not know Sunseri owned (her) Stewart Title, but, if that's true, I’ll give you this one.
#8. So, why didn’t the City buy it? You propose to hold the right of ways to keep the value down in order to buy it ? Shame on you. The reason? The “view”? Convert a property that could become a major property and sales tax value to another No Tax Zone?
#9. If the city acquires the land, why would it make the land north of the seawall more valuable? You just explained that the land on the beach should stay as is?
#10. Contradiction - you are against a developer from creating a world class beach area, but you state the City could “create a world-class beach area”.

Debra Criss

spin, shade, and untruths from Ralph. #7 Ms. Sunseri is employed by Southland Title, not Stewart Title. When trying to persuade anyone who is listening Ralph, it helps to get the simplest of facts correct. #anyonebutralph.

Kelly Naschke

Ralph doesn't even know that there is a new development....on the sand.....in front of the seawall.....less than a mile from Porretto Beach?

Bill Cochrane

Anyone viewing the website of Scenic Galveston will easily see that this organization is solely based on saving wetlands and marshes. Searching their website, there is no mention of “saving beaches”? While I do think there is some need to save wetlands, with any endeavour, there is need for moderation. When a group like scenic Galveston gains power by obtaining grants and donations from like-minded folks, they tend to overstep their boundaries. In order to receive grants, obviously they need a project. Even if the project isn’t pertaining to their core values. It seems that Scenic Galveston has run out of wetlands to save, and have become the sight police. It’s one thing to “save” unusable wetlands, but entirely reckless to “save” perfectly usable land, such as Porretto Beach. The saved wetlands owned by Scenic Galveston are converted to property tax free parcels. So it seems that Beeton and Scenic Galveston want to keep the rights of way in order to purchase the beach and convert it to a property that has no property tax. All in the name of maintaining the “scenic view”?

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