Susan Fennewald

I do have questions concerning the bonds. As someone else said, this seems to be something that should be funded on a pay-as-you-go method. It seems that the cost of the bonds seriously increases the cost of the improvements. We may have them completed in 5 years, but we’ll be paying for …

I liked Tarlton-Shannon because of her neighborhood program - until the new zoning rules (LDR) was debated and voted in. Her district is well protected - but Tarlton-Shannon pushed more and more commercial intrusion into the neighborhoods east of her district. The new rules ended up a real …

I thought the reason to ban the bags was because they created such a large amount of ugly LITTER. They get blown all over the place. They're especially unsightly when blown into wetlands and caught in the marsh grass - in places where its extremely hard to pick them up. You always see the…

Bonnen was free to oppose it even if League City had been unanimous in its support.

I don't believe there's a consensus on the coastal spine. It's just that the people who want a coastal spine won't settle for anything else, so others try to satisfy them. The real test will come when the environmentalists and fisheries and accounting folks start to think it might actually…

They've learned these techniques from the developers themselves.
As far as fair market value goes - if they give away the easements it might be worth $6M (someone used that figure), but if they keep the easements it might be worth $100,000 (made up figure by me). So, the discussion of t…

Beachtown etc are twice as far from the water, and much further from the seawall, than this Porretto Beach project.

Projects like this rely on some loose interpretation of rules. Rules say you can't build on dunes or destroy dune vegetation - this will do both. For ages, people considered this land unbuildable - but the rules have been manipulated to possibly make it buildable.

If they are allowed…

Brian, it seems that the cost of bonds is 50% or greater over the course of the payback. Bonds are necessary when a big project is needed, but otherwise pay as you go is MUCH cheaper. However, the tax increase to pay back the bonds does NOT trigger the rollback statutes. My understanding i…

Bill, that "promise to lower it back after recovery" is a fiction someone made up. Maybe some single person said it, but council as a whole did NOT say it.