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Posted on: November 22, 2023

City Manager's Report online now

The City Manager's Report highlighting what the city has recently accomplished and what's to come in the months ahead is now available online at galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport.

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Community News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

City crews repairing Seawall roadway buckling

November 21, 2023 -- The City’s street repairs team is working on Seawall Blvd. today repairing a buckled area near Seawall and 8th Street. There will be signs in the area directing traffic, though we don’t anticipate the work creating...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Scam alert: Scammer posing as Utility Billing Department

Scam alert! We were notified that several businesses have received a call from scammers claiming to be the City of Galveston and requesting payment for a water bill through Zelle. Please be aware that this is NOT the City of Galveston, Texas - Government ...
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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Scholes International Airport signs new tenant for flight school

Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a flight school based in Indianapolis, Indiana launched by Republic Airways in 2018, is expanding its flight training operations this fall to the Scholes International Airport in Galveston. 

LIFT Acade...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

City Manager's Report available online

The City Manager's Report highlighting what the city has recently accomplished and what's to come in the months ahead is now available online at galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport.

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Community News
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Galveston City Council approves property tax rate

The Galveston City Council on Wednesday voted to adopt a tax rate of 40.885 cents per $100 taxable property valuation ($0.40885) for property tax year 2023, a rate that is 3.565 cents less than last year. 

Council approval adopted a rate of $0.043...

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Community News
Posted on: September 29, 2023

City welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

The City of Galveston is excited to announce that Csilla Ludanyi will become the city’s Chief Financial Officer effective October 1, 2023.

The City’s previous CFO, Mike Loftin, announced his intent to retire earlier this year, and Ludan...

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Community News
Posted on: September 29, 2023

City of Galveston Finance Director Mike Loftin retiring

Mike Loftin, the city’s Finance Director and Assistant City Manager since 2014, is retiring at the end of September after a remarkable career in municipal finance and public administration.

Loftin has served five cities during his 50-year career,...

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Community News
Posted on: September 28, 2023

City Council adopted tax rate for tax year 2023

The City of Galveston adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.25 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,00...

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Community News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

A tax rate of $0.408850 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of the City of Galveston.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                       $0.40885...

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Community News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Galveston City Council unanimously approves city budget

The Galveston City Council on Thursday approved the City of Galveston’s budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2023, and ending September 30, 2024. The City Council on Wednesday, September 27, will consider the adoption of the ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Third Annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz set for September 22

In celebration of local biodiversity, the third annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 at Galveston’s McGuire Dent Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. 

The BioBlitz will be an opportunity for residents to join ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Update: Estimated timelines for ongoing road construction

There are three major road and utility projects underway across the island, with estimated end dates later this year or in early 2024. Here’s the latest update on each:

23rd Street: This is a county project in coordination with the city for total...

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Community News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

City Manager Report available online

The City Manager's Report highlighting what the city has recently accomplished and what's to come in the months ahead is now available online at galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport.

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Community News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

2023 CONSOLIDATED CDBG & HOME RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS

The U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs and requires notification to the public allowing for a 30-day public comment period on the an...

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Community News
Posted on: April 28, 2023

Registration open for long-term parking operators

Operators of paid parking lots where visitors leave their car unattended more than 48 hours are required to register with the City of Galveston and remit monthly fees based on the number of days vehicles are parked.

The Galveston City Council in February p...

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Community News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Fees increasing for annual recreation membership, pool pass and park rentals

Purchase your pool and recreation center passes now to get a jumpstart on your New Year’s Resolutions and before fees increase in February. There will be slight fee increases for the Lasker Park pool, the McGuire Dent Recreation Center and ball ...

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Community News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Did you see a #GetHomeSafeGalveston sticker downtown?

Look for the #GetHomeSafeGalveston QR code sticker if you're out and about in downtown Galveston. The QR code leads to resources for safe rides home and transit options, including numbers for local cabs, ride shares, and public transit routes.
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Community News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

City updated concessions, food trucks rules

The next few months are packed with festivals and special events, which often means additional concessionaires and food trucks on the island. Given that, we want to make sure everyone is aware of changes to the ordinance governing concessions and the rece...

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