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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Maybe it’s an issue with revenue forecasting: If you’ve “tripled revenues” over the past teight years, maybe it’s unwise to predict that that type of growth can continue forever. Could they have been too aggressive in revenue growth projections to balance against desired project and salar…

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Do they coordinate busing so that buses are utilized/shared by elementary, middle and high schools? How will that impact other grade start times? Will they be buying a bunch more buses to implement? If so, how much will that cost?

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Thumbs up!

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Unfortunately, even in off season the budget motels are charging a lot more than those in Texas City. We’ve had to stay off island multiple times to get our island business done.

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“Port officials said Nelson’s criticisms were premature...”. It’s better to speak up early about your concerns before it gets too far down the line. In fact, good management would already have all stakeholders involved in long range planning processes.

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Years ago, I remember a "seasoned" oyster research professor speaking at Galveston Morning Kiwanis club who said that hurricanes and their runoff can initially harm oyster beds, but that his research showed that they sprung back even stronger than before in future years. Hopefully that tr…

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The current trend in library building has been to go beyond rooms that simply house books for loan. In areas like Cobb County Georgia, they have added media rooms, sound studio rooms, blue screen video recording rooms, computer rooms, open art display gallery space, meeting rooms, and muc…

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Friendswood...please work it out. Get assurances for coverage of any possible damage that could occur and get this moving. Its terrible leaving it sitting there. Then in the future set a process with other agencies to make sure you never have to go through it in this manner again. In the …

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How much have various sport complexes cost League City? Where are the city's long range priorities?

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That looks very cool! Nice job ANAT.