Ron Shelby

Bio

Currently away at school, working on a PhD in Public Finance and Budgeting at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Previously, Director of Finance and Administration for Galveston County.

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Not sure how far back the book goes, but if it goes before the 1900 storm, Tybee is also a barrier island but one that has never been raised.

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Absolutely not. Some heads should roll if they vote for this. Do not shift the risk away from the developer. The current structure ensures that the developer builds buildings with amenities that raise values so that they can get paid back through increased tax revenue. If you buy out his…

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That is a lot of money. It would be nice if we could cultivate that same type of group with that kind of funding in county. The county has grown more than enough in population to facilitate the formation of that much talent. That funding stream could go to equipping them and providing cos…

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Add to that application, the possibility of any type of release from a BIO Level IV facility at UTMB. That alone should raise the application to a higher level for consideration.

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That lab employee should have been terminated.

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I would have been a little concerned if 28 people tried to hit my office all at once.

I would have instead made arrangements to see them in 2 or 3 at a time, while the others waited outside. Or made an agreement to send a staffer to Galveston to have a town hall style meeting at a p…

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Maybe they just wanted to go to the Super Bowl, and could write it off using church funds if it had a protesting bent to it.

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At "first blush", it sounds like law enforcement should be doing this as some game rooms in the past could be kind of "sketchy". For safety, I'd think it should be trained law enforcement.

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What an Odd Number. Was that so they DIDN'T have to say that this was for $500 million..or Half a Billion dollars?

The world of "spin". sigh....

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It probably will be a "president pence" behind the Trump throne. As long as Trumps ego is stroked, Pence will be able to get away with running it all behind the scenes.