Contract negotiations for the development of a $100 million Royal Caribbean cruise ship terminal will be the subject of a private meeting Thursday between the city and the Port of Galveston during which elected officials mean to ensure the island doesn’t walk away empty-handed in any resulting agreement.

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Miceal O'Laochdha

All other POG tenants must pay property taxes for improvements they make on their leaseholds within Port property. The cruise lines should be no different, although some reasonably negotiated discount would not be out of line, considering the economic impact of their business and the fact that the improvements will remain with the Port property in the future. Other tenants who have made significant infrastructure improvements to port property (with very limited financial participation by the Port in the installations) and left those improvements in place when their leases terminated.

David Hardee

Thanks GDN for staying on this issue. My previous comment to your previous article was a warning we were looking at a court battle. Hopefully the leaders of opposing parties can negotiate with the intent to do what is in the best interest of the general public. Putting their agendas aside for the good of the public would thrill and restore the public's faith.

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