Special to the PRESS
To the Editor,
I would to make the following points clear, in regards to the Town of Laguna Vista / LVRA Marina lease dispute.
All of the Bayfront property, next to Roloff Park, is owned by the town.
The LVRA is indirectly subsidized by Laguna Vista taxpayers since it pays NO taxes on the property it leases from the town.
Laguna Vista is the only municipality in Texas, that does not permit its residents FREE access to a city owned water front park.
The threat of potential liability issues is a smokescreen to confuse. Any city owned park, whether it be waterfront, playground, or sports is a place that accidents can happen. Thus the reason the Town carries a liability insurance policy.
The original plan to share the bayfront property came from the former president of the LVRA.
The LVRA wants to lease all the town’s bayfront property for $1 a year for 25 years. The LVRA will only allow residents access to the property, if residents PAY the LVRA $140 yearly.
The lease renewal, and its terms, will be up for a vote soon. I would suggest all to contact the following
councilmembers and ask:
Are they willing to have the bayfront property shared or do they want to continue to keep Laguna Vista residents from having FREE access to the town’s bayfront property?
Mike Carter, Councilmember Place #1
Johvonne Hernandez Howard, Place #2
Frank T Davalos, Place #3
Rolando Gonzalez, Place #4
Nadine Smith, Place #6
My commitment is and will continue to be to represent ALL the residents of Laguna Vista.
Susie Houston, Mayor
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