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Jarvis Buckley

While I am no fan of Jackie Coles veterinary skills I believe is is 100 percent correct regarding beach town . Just my opinion.......

Ron Binkley

Buckley.....that was a cheap shot!

Jarvis Buckley

Sorry--she is 👍

Bill Cochrane

Veterinary skills? Jarvis, you just lost my respect for you.

Pete Nanos

Cole wants more TIRZ money so she can light and landscape the "million dollar" sidewalk to nowhere that she demanded be built. Maybe even some billboard ads to advertise it in hopes that just one or two people might actually use it. Please drive down Stewart Rd and admire this work of art and example of wasted money. It's a real joke.

Jarvis Buckley

Yes & I lost my 12,Yr old loyal friend.

Jarvis Buckley

I appreciate all the good things Jackie Cole does for Galveston Island. I just had a bad experience with her vet. business. My heart still hearts. It was just my opinion.

Bill Broussard

Jarvis: I am so sorry to hear that. My wife has been very ill for a couple of months and I can swear our Min-pin misses her a lot when she is in the hospital. Of course, Pat misses our min-pin also. It is really amazing how much a part of our life they become.

For the purists out there: If you thought poorly of the Obama effort to underwrite the automotive industry and the banking industry during the 2008 depression, you need to look at this move becasue its actually three times worse than Jackie lets on as to public subsides and I frankly cannot figure out why anyone should do this especially us. The developer chose to build houses at or above 1.5 MM dollars so its starts with a very limited market. As far as I know, only council member Tarlton-Shannon is a resident who can afford to live in Beachtown. All the rest of the owners are from places like New Jersey etc and rent the homes out for small fortunes.

In choosing such a small market segment, the developer also left himself very open to lower price competition like the kind now being built next to Stewart Beach. While quite expensive, they do not approach Beachtown prices so undercut the Beachtown market on price.
I can see no reason to underwrite this development any more than we have already with the possible exception that the debt money is probably linked Moody National, Frost or one of the other institutions networked to our current council and City Staff.

Its tax theft pure and simple and I have to wonder what Jim Ware, the head of the RDA, was thinking when he cut this backroom deal. Jim is usually a decent man.

Jarvis Buckley

Thank you Bill.

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