West End beach erosion

City workers remove pieces of asphalt from Sand Crab Lane in Pirates Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Crews picked up the broken pieces from where the road bed eroded away during Hurricane Laura, Tropical Storm Beta and Hurricane Delta.

GALVESTON

As the federal government redefines the threshold for disaster declarations, potentially limiting multi-million dollar payouts, the city plans to set aside more than $500,000 in sales tax money each year to help pay for island-wide storm repairs.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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Susan Fennewald

perhaps its time to do some calculations-

is it better to replace the roads, or buy out the houses that are too close to the water?

If they're spending $500K/yr, then those houses are costing us far more than they're paying in taxes.

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