City officials are interested in the idea of allowing a private firm to collect some taxes due on vacation rentals but said it's a complex issue involving state bidding laws.
Less than a week after the crash, owners of the tanker vessel and family members of a fisherman are filing court claims.
Texas A&M University at Galveston could buy a city right of way to infuse more cash into a bridge that would loop around the campus.
The city has to make a variety of changes before it will be allowed to increase seawall parking fees from $1 to $2 an hour, a measure voters approved in May.
The appeal comes three days after a district court judge's order dismissing the case and is not expected to affect this year's festival.
One man died, one was rescued and two remain missing after two days of searching.
No charges have been filed yet, but police say there is no cause for public alarm.
One person involved in the crash died Tuesday.
Channel closings strands cruise liner at the Port of Galveston, blocks tankers from Port of Texas City