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John Merritt

Harborside Drive, just west of 51st Street, is prone to heavy flooding. This needs to be addressed also. If we are evacuating Galveston, Harborside is a major route out of town, particularly for TAMUG students. This problem should be easily solved, since Harborside is only a few hundred yards from the Bay at that point, and a drainage ditch or pipe could be installed with the cooperation of the business along that route. It really needs to be addressed also.

Bill Cochrane

The “improvements” to Harborside are obviously for the cruise traffic. There has been talk o0f more traffic lights. More traffic lights are supposed to help flow, but where there are traffic lights right now, they still have police sitting at the lights manually controlling the lights favoring our cruise guests. The new lights will just impede traffic when there is no cruise traffic. But the burning question is – Has anyone considered using this money to raise Harborside so it does not flood just about every time it rains?

Ron Binkley

If you want Harborside to be a "gateway" we also need to figure in a lot of landscaping to welcome our visitors. The bottom line is that it's darn ugly road as it is now.

Bill Broussard

Both of the above are great discussions.

Let me add: Dave, you almost got there but soft peddeld the idea and backed-off.

For years, folks have talked about a bridge so cruise passengers could get off the boat and walk downtown Galveston or leave from their hotel room, cross over on a bridge and then visit downtown. Why, a port of call gets floated from time to time.

For years, folks have talked about this and its never been done! What has this City got against the downtown? Why not make it accessible, fix the drainage and then do this other stuff?

When I see millions from IDC go put sand on an eroding beach, I have to wonder: Why is the downtown area is so neglected? If you keep this up, we are going to have a downtown just like it was before George.

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