Welcome to this week's Waves of Information Galveston!
The Galveston Police Department announced last week the 55th Citizens Police Academy that is set to begin on Thursday, June 7th.
Classes will be held at Garten Verein, 2704 Ave O in Galveston, each Thursday evening through August 23rd from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the class or materials. The Citizens Police Academy offers insight into Officer Recruitment and Training, Criminal Investigation, S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigation, the K-9 Unit, Firearms Training, Vice and Narcotics, and more. The weekly classes provide a unique opportunity to connect with your police department. Each class will open a new window into GPD operations - what they do and why they do it. If you are interested in becoming a community champion that helps us increase the safety and well-being of our community, sign up today! www.galvestontx.gov/cpa
As we kick off the redesign of our home on the web, the City is looking for feedback from the entire community to ensure that end users’ needs are accommodated and doing business with the City of Galveston online is simplified, streamlined, and stress-free.
Whether you are a resident on the Island, a second homeowner who loves to spend your weekends on “Island Time,” or a business owner who is investing your time and money into establishing a successful company in Galveston, we want to hear from you. The City will be collecting online surveys from the public to help guide City staff and the design team. The form will ask a series of questions and offer users the opportunity to provide valuable insight that will be considered when finalizing how information is presented, what information is the most prominent, and how we can better manage online processes. To provide invaluable feedback or to track the progress of the redesign visit www.galvestontx.gov/thecountdownison.
Early voting for the June 16th Runoff Election for the District 5 City Council race begins next week!
In an election requiring a majority vote, a candidate for a particular office must receive more than 50 percent of the votes for office. Due to the results of the District 5 race, a runoff election is required for that office under Election Code §2.021 of the City’s Charter. The runoff election for the District 5 race will be held on June 16th, 2018. Early voting will be offered Monday through Friday (June 4 through June 8) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday (June 11 and June 12) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early voting will be offered at Galveston County Justice Center (2nd Floor Conference Room), the Galveston County Courthouse (2nd Floor Mezzanine), and Moody Methodist Church. To view voting district maps, candidates, and requirements to vote please visit www.galvestontx.gov/election.
Last but not least, save the date for the annual State of the City address featuring Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough and City Manager Brian Maxwell on Tuesday, June 12th at Galveston College.
The public is invited to the event, which will be hosted by the Galveston Roundtable of Foundations in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center at Galveston College. State of the City attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the Mayor and City Manager during the program. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Free parking will be available in the Galveston College parking lot at 39th Street and Avenue Q.
That's all we have for this week Galveston, until next week!