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Galveston Seawall Paid Parking Program Extended Until 2029

Voters approved the extension in the May 4 election. Hourly rates increase from $1 to $2.

Galveston voters have extended the paid parking program on Seawall Boulevard until 2029.

Galveston residents have extended the program that charges for parking on the Seawall Boulevard until 2029. Voters approved the ballot measure in a local election on Saturday, May 4.

The program covers a 10-mile stretch in two sections, from 6th to 69th street, and from 81st to 103rd street.

Voters also approved increasing the hourly parking rate from $1 to $2.

The program was launched in 2013 and was set to expire on July 27, 2020. Now it will be in effect until December 31, 2029.

The paid  parking hours are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with a maximum fee of $16 daily. An annual parking permit not to exceed $45 was also approved.

The revenue the City of Galveston gets from the program pays for improvements along the Seawall, such as lighting, bathrooms and landscaping.

Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough said the program “affords the city the ability to add and maintain new amenities to the Seawall in a manner that visitors contribute to the cost.”

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