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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If the original design estimate at $25million was pre-Harvey construction estimates, then they may find it costing quite a bit more today. There is a major construction employee shortage going on across the US pushing up costs.

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“...or new construction..” ?? Better to say, “Increased demand for services due to population growth..”, but new construction doesn’t drive up tax rates.

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that would be sad. From ariel views, it looks as if there could be a way to preserve a portion of the entrance building, tear down the peripheral balance, and incorporate it with the new structure. It would be similar to the way you "add on" to your home a new wing. Hopefully th…

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Galveston is a very special place, and its the residents that make it that way.

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You can never truly “limit” the time a candidate has to “politic”. It’s free speech.

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I know that part of the reason for his sentence is the use of a knife but 35 years for a package of meat is ridiculous. Many drug dealers don’t get that when they’re carrying weapons in their car.

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Up from 2009? That’s a poor year to use as a comparison....right after the fall 2008 hurricane. Sounds like someone wanted to hype tourism growth. How about comparing to 2007 tourism numbers before all of the hurricane damage and rebuilding. Then let’s discuss.

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Obviously an “intent to distribute” situation. Why no jail time?

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Debt Management Policies are strongly recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association and they are a strong indicator of strong fiscal management to ratings agencies such as Fitch, Moody's and Standard and Poor's. These types of management and long range planning tools lead to h…

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Ron Shelby commented on Seawall parking will not get my vote

Honestly, I question the “wisdom” of continuously expanding the SeaWall sand placement projects farther west. Instead of being able to afford the beaches we have, we continue to create more with future obligation for upkeep requiring more money.