Welcome to our weekly Waves of Information for the week of February 5th!
This Friday, February 9th, at 2pm at Moody Gardens City Secretary Janelle Williams will officially swear in Galveston Police Department's 59th Police Chief, Chief Vernon Hale.
Chief Hale joined the department on January 2nd and has been working alongside Chief Richard Boyle to get to know the department. In that time he has met with numerous community groups, identified goals and priorities for his first year, and has even been in the grand marshal in the MLK Day Parade and the Krewe of Aquarius parade. The City will hold a brief meet and greet with the Chief immediately following his swearing in. You can join us at 2pm in the Floral Ballroom at the Moody Gardens Convention Center as we welcome our new Chief to the Island and say farewell to Chief Boyle.
Do you have a four legged friend who enjoys the spotlight? This Sunday is their chance to shine!
The Galveston Island Human Society will be hosting their 20th Annual Krewe of Barkus and Meow Mardi Parade on Sunday at 1:30pm in the downtown area. You can register your pet to be a parade participant for as little as $20 if you register in advance! Simply visit www.galvestonhuman.org and click on the image on the home page for more!
Don't forget, this Sunday Mardi Gras is free for all to attend with the children's parades on Sunday begin at 12pm in the downtown area!
For information on street closures, safety information and guidelines, and parade routes please visit the City's website and look under "Community News" on the home page! You can also visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com for a complete line up of entertainment, parades, event information, tickets and more!
This week the City will begin broadcasting the Planning Commission meetings and you can view them live on GTV and Facebook.
Last month City Council voted to begin airing the City's Planning Commission meetings in an effort to increase transparency over decisions being made planning and development matters in the City of Galveston. You can view these meetings on the City's municipal channel GTV on Channel 16 on Comcast Cable, Ch 99 on Uverse, and live on Facebook.
The City's Grants and Housing Department will be hosting a Fair Housing Open House on Tuesday February 6th.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are conducting a study to examine the existence of and reasons for barriers to housing choice—an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). They will be hosting an open house on Tuesday February 6th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center which is located at 718 41st St, Galveston, TX 77550.
That's all we have for this week Galveston, until next week!