City councilwoman calls for funding for beach toilets on Galveston’s West End

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by Michael A. Smith/ The Daily News

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 9:32 AM

GALVESTON — City Councilwoman Marie Robb said Tuesday she would recommend shifting money from the city’s convention center surplus fund to the city’s parks department as a short-term way to ease some problems plaguing West End property owners.

Robb, who represents District 6 on the island’s West End, broached the idea during a meeting of the Park Board of Trustees, of which she is an ex officio member. The park board is an independent body with an appointed board that oversees some aspects of Galveston’s tourism industry. The parks department is a division of the city government charged with managing city parks.

Giving the parks department a small amount from the surplus would allow it to place and maintain portable toilets at Hershey Beach and a few other of the city’s free beach access points, Robb said.

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