Galveston ties housing to state money

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by JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON / The Daily News

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Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

GALVESTON — The city council’s discussion about approving two mixed-income housing units went late into the night as council members argued over guarantees being made about the long-term future of the project and about the state’s treatment of the city during the development of the project.

After more than an hour of discussion, which itself began eight hours into the council’s regular meeting, the council decided to support the two housing projects, known as Cedar Terrace and Magnolia Homes, but on the condition that the General Land Office guarantee the delivery of federal disaster recovery money for the city’s infrastructure project.

Four council members — mayor Lewis Rosen, mayor pro tem Rusty Legg and councilwomen Cornelia Harris-Banks and Marie Robb — voted for the recommendation.

For more on this story, visit the Galveston County Daily News.

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