Again, the outgoing mayor and council have shown that they don't like, or apparently, need businesses in Galveston. The extension of the mask order until Sept. 30, with the onus of enforcement on retail businesses, is a violation of rights of business owners, who should sue now.
This latest violation is just another example of misguided overreach by our elected officials, who need to be thrown out. To fine a business owner $1,000 for a customer not wearing a mask is like fining a politician for the acts of those who elected them.
Who in their right mind would open a new business in Galveston?
Take a look around — it seems that many small businesses never came back and now our local politicos are making it even harder for those businesses hanging on to survive.
Having built a very successful business myself, I know what works and what doesn't in growing an enterprise — being in the wrong place will kill a business. Look at California where businesses keep leaving.
Keep it up Galveston politicians. You're sending a clear message: Stay away business, we don't like you.