Paul Sivon

If you are concerned with fiscal accountability, the last person to get rid off is the controller.


Both processes, sea level rise and subsidence are occurring on the Gulf Coast. On the west coast, land level is rising as well as is sea level. The sum of both processes creates relative sea level rise or fall. Galveston actually subsided a little due to the weight of Harvey’s water loadi…

Take a few minutes and see some real data. See Sea Level Changes and the Texas Coastal Environment by the Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. of Texas (page 3, fig.4 for a graph of measurements of water level for Galveston’s recent history) or go to the NOAA website for their sea level rise…

Corruption and hunger for power is scaleable. The private sector is responsible for the lions share of any corruption. As the City States evolve into what I suspect is a vision of homogeneous like-mindedness, authoritarianism will run rampant. Once in a while, I take the time to reflect o…

When a ‘right to life’ supporter wants to pay to paint little embryos on the walkway next month, will the community be welcoming or divisive? This is a poor decision by the City. Welcome everyone, and as part on that position, don’t take private money to paint infrastructure with so…

Thank you, a supporter of freedom is rare in the “comments” section. Usually it’s the same old partisan BS driving the thread by the same old partisan people

If the people of Galveston want a fortified Island, let them decide that. I’ve been to the Bay Area Council Meeting and it was clear that they had decided for us a long time ago.

The problem, other than the depletion of Mexico’s largest field, is crime and corruption, the same type of corrupted capitalism that opened the door to the extremist socialists in Venezuela. Don’t blame socialism for the explosions or the culture of bribery. If a wall does get built, the…

Port number - number 1, Galveston - other than the port number 2. At least it’s a clear priority. The author supports the barrier but not the levee, even though, if a barrier is built, the same rebound issues he is concerned with would impact the entire island.

The problem is with developers and residents, and their political allies, opposing and challenging new maps for financial convenience. They delay utilization of the official use of the new maps for years, staying with old maps. Galveston still uses the 2002 maps while newer preliminary maps…