GALVESTON — The city council voted Thursday to approve a contract for two vendors that will help administer the Seawall Parking Program when it is finally enacted.

The police department, which is administering the project, will contract with Pay By Phone Parking and Gtechna to handle its technology needs for seawall parking.

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Lars Faltskog

The title for this article should be changed to, "Council's Contract Vote Brings Steps Closer to 'Good-bye' to Isle Tourism."

Rainy Brown

Beach access fees to be used for job creation in Galveston. Outrageous.

William Penn

Didn't the vote say that the funds were to be used for seawall enhancements?

Mike Shapiro

Can't see this revenue supporting the salaries of 5 cops AND seawall enhancements.
A few city employed meter readers may leave some money left over for improvements.
If not, scrap the whole thing.

Anthony Rios

This seems to be - to use the Mayor's words - a back door way to hire four cops. Don't we already have low paid semi-skilled meter readers downtown? These folks who wear blue shirts and write tickets downtown can do the same thing on the seawall for far less money.

Steve Fouga

I'm not wild about the idea of paid seawall parking and I'm leery of this particular implementation... BUT, I'm glad to see an earnest attempt. Once it's in place, we can find out if it works -- until then it's all speculation. If it works, great! If not, we can ditch it.

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