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Lisa Blair

The issue is not if the city should give up the ROW, its whether the city already did (in 1978) and if the city can prevail in a legal challenge. Also, why would condos, shopping and a low rise hotel be desirable and "world class" if done by the city but not if done by the private sector? But let's get everyone all worked up by misrepresenting the issue, so lots of folks show up and yell at the council, because that always works so well. Right,Ralph?

Charlotte O'rourke

Lisa, you made excellent points. I trust city council to make the best decision for the community based on the facts, legal issues and advice from its attorneys.

Litigation is costly and the city needs to be sure it can prevail before making a tough decision. I don’t know what happened in 1978. However, I don’t think responsible development is BAD and prevents a world class beach if private interests develop the property instead of public interests ....nor is our city council attempting to pull one over on the citizens of Galveston.

David Havel

Although I'm new to Galveston, I have to wonder why anyone would think a city could do a better job on a development than a professional developer. In my life, I have never seen a government entity do a better job on any project than a private company. Save the money and get the property back on the tax rolls. Everyone wins.

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