The Galveston Park Board of Trustees approved a $40.5 million budget this week that takes into account expected declines in hotel occupancy tax revenue compared to most years and significant, federally funded beach-building projects.

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Leigh Cowart

I can't wait to see what the contributions from Federal and State will be for 2021's budget. I would expect drastic cuts disbursed because of expenditures and revenue by both during 2020. On every level, government is going to have to tighten it's belt. The numbers are grossly optimistic in my opinion but time will tell.

Terri Abraham

"The park board’s budget is about 60 percent more than the $25.4 million budgeted in 2020"

Is that a misprint, or are they really increasing the budget? How, if the season was so bad?

Ron Shelby

Because of projects specific grants from FEMA, otherwise normal operations are not increasing that much (60%), but they are still increasing significantly.

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