Charlotte O'rourke

Charlotte O'rourke commented on Port tags $128M in 'priority' projects

“Tuesday’s discussion did not include specifics, in open session at least, about how the port plans to pay for all of its priorities. The port plans to use a combination of its own revenues, grants and loans, Shannon said.”

The port spends too much time in executive session. Very li…

Thanks Jennifer and GDN for such great pictures.

Jarvis, I understand and agree with your position. BTW- I like the pic.

My main problem with this cargo decision is that it was never brought to the board for a vote. Staff made the decision (not the board). The same thing is happening with Del Monte (decisions by omission) and it’s…

I’m not a fan of lifting the ban though discussion and debate never hurts. I think the PB would do better by:

1). Fixing the drainage issue

2). Automating the parking so vehicles can go in and out and a non-manual car count can be performed.

3). Consider if the amenities…

Miceal, I agree with you. The POG administration should have already leased or purchased property for moving cargo west. That the port did not plan for this and we lost jobs and are losing term port customers says much more than the slick words.

Charlotte O'rourke commented on My generation is guilty as charged

Each generation thinks it has the best music and best times. I remember my grandmother and Lawrence Welk and making a road trip with my family listening to big band swing music. I still like this music, but there is nothing like Hendrix, the Doors, LED Zeppelin, The Who, Jethro Tull, Pink…

This explanation exemplifies inept excuses for poor planning and a lack of a customer needs assessment. The port spent two years negotiating a cruise contract while failing to transition plan. Promising new jobs while justifying an unnecessary loss of jobs is pure BS.

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Miceal, LOL. I agree with you, it’s a leap of faith on my part, and NOT one that I normally follow. You sound like you have an engineering background in your posts. What’s your opinion? Ring barrier or coastal spine or both or neither ?

Thanks for responding. As no engineer at all, on this subject, I’m depending on our representatives to make informed choices.

Robert, The coastal spine impacts much bigger and important fish than Galveston Island which means it may have a chance for funding. Are you against that as well? Or just the ring barrier? The government sure is spending a lot of time and money if some type of surge protection doesn't sta…