The Mardi Gras contract with Yaga’s Entertainment that the Galveston City Council is set to vote on this week has a few notable changes aimed at easing frustrations some downtown merchants raised about the popular festival.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.


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Don Schlessinger

How many bids has the city received regarding this contract or does that matter? How much will Mardi Gras cost property tax paying Galvestonians? What kind of discount will tax paying Galvestonians financially supporting Mardi Gras receive if they attend the party on the Strand?

Phill Sean

How can the city legally grant Mike Dean the sole power to refuse taxpaying residents from enjoying downtown restaurants, shops and bars for free? Everyone must pay Mike Dean from a contract? It's unethical of any council person to give Dean ownership of city streets for his private benefit. Let us see who the shady council members are. Dean said he controls council. How much does he make?

Lizzie Tish


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