Ron Shelby

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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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Or De Shaun could properly forgo her pay increase planned for this year in light of the economic problems related to Covid-19. This is what most responsible public CEOs would have done. It could start next year when things recover. Don't look to city taxpayers to fund that increase.

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Very Cool!!

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Because of projects specific grants from FEMA, otherwise normal operations are not increasing that much (60%), but they are still increasing significantly.

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I hate the way this comment editor works. I apologize for the typos.

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Hi Susan, The library is definitely important, but you're not looking at the charter amendment's impact properly. The amount of money that the library gets grows significantly each year as the property valuations increase. Its far from being harmed. The problem is the way the author's wor…

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It definitely "costs" the city, and consequently the taxpayer, more. What a foolish statement to make.

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It really should be where it was delivered to the buyer. In general, that's where the sale actually occurred. In Joe's home, on Joe's couch, while on his laptop. Anything else is just misleading.

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"Intelligence" means nothing to Alcoholism. There are many very intelligent alcoholics.

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The statue communicates defeat. Possible compromise would be to remove the plaque and install a new one that communicates the history of the defeat and acknowledges the many dead on both sides of the tragic civil war.

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A "call out" to those who've worked so hard to make this happen. Nice Job!!