The Galveston Wharves Board of Directors has adopted a conservative 2021 budget based on past performance and realistic forecasts for the coming months. It’s important to remember that we’re a self-supporting, city-owned business that does not rely on tax dollars for any part of our operations.

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Rodger Rees is Port of Galveston port director and chief executive officer.

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Charlotte O'rourke

The port is an enterprise fund dependent on fees for services, and a conservative budget to me means the board should insist on a budget plan that at least breaks even.

The port projects a net income loss of over ($1 million) in 2021 with estimated cruise revenues of approximately 37% of the normal.

The CDC just raised its warning level for all cruise travel to a Level 4 - A very high risk for covid 19. And if you go, the passenger should isolate at home 7 days after the trip, even if you test negative.

On a positive note the board at least changed their minds and withheld raises and COLAs and new positions to be dependent on the port making a profit in 2021 and cruises returning.

Dear Santa, How about hurrying those covid 19 vaccines and a return of cruising and hot taxes for next year?

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