Beach & Dune Ad Hoc Committee
In 2018, City Council established the Beach Access and Dune Protection Plan Review Committee. The mission of this committee is to review the City's Beach Access and Dune Protection Plan and to provide recommendations of possible amendments to the plan to the Planning Commission and City Council.
|John Dreiss (served May - August, 2018)|
|Carol Hollaway (Planning Commission representative)|
|Jerry Mohn (Chair)|
|Bruce Reinhart (Planning Commission representative)|
|Chula Ross-Sanchez (Vice-Chair)|
(left to right) Paul Sivon, Barbara Railey, Bruce Reinhart, Reuben Trevino, Carol Hollaway, Rhonda Gregg-Hirsch, Jerry Mohn, Joanie Steinhaus.
(not pictured) John Dreiss, Chula Ross-Sanchez
Guiding Principles for the Beach Access Committee
- Free and unrestricted beach access should be available to the citizens of Texas, meeting or exceeding the Open Beaches Act
- Promote diversity of uses in a safe and sustainable manner
- Ensure the integrity and sustainability of the natural system and resources
- Respect and recognize the rights of adjacent private property
- Meet the GLO’s accessibility guidelines
- Encourage beach patrons to utilize beach access points with amenities
- Provide consistent, clear and adequate signage
Final report from the Beach Access and Dune Protection Plan Review Ad Hoc Committee
Click here to download the report (0.4GB, 452 pages), which was presented to City Council at their August 22, 2019 workshop. Watch the presentation here: http://galvestontx.swagit.com/play/08222019-580/#8
Committee Meeting Agendas and Documents
Click on the tab for the corresponding year (2019, 2018, etc.) to see meeting agendas, presentations, and other documents.
Illustration - Dune Protection Terminology
|August 21||Beach Access Plan Review Presentation
|September 11||Guiding Principles (9/11/2018 Approved Draft)
|September 19||Committee Input on Beach Access
|October 3||Committee Input on Beach Access|
Committee Input on Beach Access
|November 7||Committee Input on Beach Access
|November 28||Committee Input on Beach Access
|December 5||Committee Input on Beach Access
Progress Report at City Council Workshop
|Memo to Council
Texas Beach Accessibility Guide - a guide from the Texas General Land Office on vehicular beach access, pedestrian beach access, accessible parking, signage & beach amenities, and other beach access topics.
Coastal Dunes: Dune Protection and Improvement Manual for the Texas Gulf Coast - a guide from the Texas General Land Office on topics such as the Texas beaches and dunes, dune construction/improvement/repair, dune walkovers, beach access and drainage.
BEG Shoreline Change Map - an interactive map prepared by the Bureau of Economic Geology that illustrates trends in shoreline change along the Texas Gulf Coast, from the 1930's to 2012. A link to the full report of the study can be found here (link).
National Wetlands Inventory - an interactive map prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of wetland resources in the United States.