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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Rotary Club honors police officer, firefighter in annual awards

The Rotary Club of Galveston on Wednesday recognized Galveston Police Officer Garrett Alby as the Officer of the Year and Galveston Fire Capt. Kevin Wright as the Firefighter of the Year. Each year, the Rotary Club of Galveston presents the vocational awa...
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Community News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Attorney’s Office pursues collection of delinquent Hotel Occupancy Taxes

GALVESTON, TX, February 15, 2024 – The City Attorney’s Offices has filed several cases with the County Courts at Law in Galveston County to enforce city code requirements related to the operation of short-term rentals in the City of Ga...

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Community News
Posted on: February 13, 2024

City of Galveston to host second annual Touch-a-Truck event on March 2

The City of Galveston is excited to announce the return of the Touch-a-Truck festival as a free, family-oriented event for residents and visitors.

We invite the public to join us on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first hour (10a-11a) of the e...

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Community News
Posted on: February 9, 2024

City of Galveston approved funding for African American Cultural Heritage District

The Galveston City Council approved funding the Old Central Cultural Center for the creation of an African American Cultural Heritage District in Galveston.

Old Central Cultural Center is a cultural enrichment through arts-focused nonprofit established in ...

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Community News
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Floodplain notice: South Shore drainage project

South Shore Drainage Project Scope

Project improvements will reduce long-term risk of damage to and loss of property, suffering, and hardship for residents within the designated improvement and service areas by increasing the capacity of the existing storm...

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Community News
Posted on: February 5, 2024

South Shore drainage improvement project

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING and URBAN DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDED 

SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 

CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS 

FLOODPLAIN and WETLAND EXPLANATION

The City of Galveston intends ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 31, 2024

City prepares for Mardi Gras! Galveston, running February 2-13

GALVESTON, TX – January 31, 2024 – It’s Mardi Gras season once again in Galveston and there are several important things for you to know as you prepare to celebrate.  

The island’s 113th Mardi Gras ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Cultural Arts Commission seeking public art proposals

Galveston, TX – January 31, 2024 – Galveston artists may apply for grant funding for projects in public spaces.

The Galveston Cultural Arts Commission is seeking applications for public art projects in the City of Galveston, in...

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Community News
Posted on: January 30, 2024

City Council approves updated ‘planned natural landscape exemption’

The Galveston City Council on Thursday approved changes to the city’s wildflower exemption process that would extend the period in which people may apply for the permit, among other changes.

Property owners, per city ordinance, are required to ke...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 5, 2021

Reminder: Seawall overnight parking rules during Mardi Gras

We are just a few days away from the start of Mardi Gras, and we want to remind everyone about overnight parking rules on the Seawall!

Overnight parking is allowed on the Seawall beginning Thursday at 5 a.m. until Sunday at 5 a.m. during the first weekend ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Latest City Manager's Report available 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.

Community News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Sanitation department rolling out service changes

Galveston, TX – January 11, 2024 – The City of Galveston’s Sanitation Department is implementing changes to its service and cart rates beginning February 1. The changes are structured to provide more efficient servic...

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Community News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Public hearing notice regarding proposed Causeway water line

This notice has been posted to inform the public that the City of Galveston is preparing to apply for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for the Causeway Waterline Project. The project includes the installation of ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Manager's Report now 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: December 19, 2023

Attention customers: Utility billing error on some paper bills

The most recent round of utility bills mailed to customers may contain an error, and customers should check their bills before submitting payment.
The City of Galveston does not produce or mail its paper water bill statements.  The city c...
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Community News
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: 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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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 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 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 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: 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: 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.
The...
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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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