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Posted on: May 6, 2023

Voters elect City Council District 2 representative, approve Proposition A

GALVESTON, TX May 6, 2023 – Galveston voters elected a District 2 councilman and approved a ballot measure extending the Type B sales tax. 

Galveston voters elected David Finklea to represent District 2, an area that covers most of the area south of Broadway and east of 41st Street. 

Proposition A extended the Type B sales tax allocation. A portion of the Sales Tax Revenue allocated to the City is deposited into a special fund for the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). This special allocation is known as the Type B Sales Tax and the IDC board oversees how that portion of Sales Tax Revenues are spent on behalf of the City. The local sales tax rate is 2 percent, of which .5 percent is assigned to the IDC and 1.5 percent is assigned to the City of Galveston. The revenue is allocated equally into four (4) funding silos - infrastructure, beach, parks and economic development. The Type B sales tax extension will become effective as soon as Council ratifies the election, and the proposed ordinance will not have an expiration date.

City of Galveston Council Member District 2 – 

David Finklea, 193

Paul Courville-Morgan, Jr., 92

City of Galveston Proposition A – 

For, 855

Against, 246

Source: Galveston County Clerk’s Office 

The City of Galveston would like to thank voters for your participation in the election and all Galveston City Council candidates for your willingness to serve your city.  

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