Community Outreach

Tools for Open Government

Read more about open government from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas:

Open Records Requests

The City Secretary's office launched an online software program for submitting public information requests. With this program, requestors have the ability to log into the Public Records Center to track the status of requests, communicate with the City, and access the requested documents. By capturing, routing, and managing public information requests, the system will enhance organization and create a convenient form of communication between departments, resulting in faster response times.

There is no charge for the first 10 letter sized pages. After the first 10 pages, there is a fee charged for any copies made. You will be notified of any fees before the requests are fulfilled.

To submit a request, please visit the Public Records Center.

For further information on the law, see the Public Information Act

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  1. Barbara E. Sanderson

    Executive Director of Community Outreach
    Phone: 409-797-3707
    Cell Phone: 409-789-7040

  2. Sally Bakko

    Director of Policy and Governmental Relations

  3. Marissa Barnett

    Public Information Officer
    Phone: 409-797-3546
    Cell Phone: 409-692-6514

  4. Cherese Pendleton

    Communications Specialist

  5. Megan Pierce

    Administrative Manager & Special Event Coordinator

  6. Community Outreach


    Phone: 409-797-3546


City Hall
  1. Island Transit reducing service hours

    Island Transit will reduce service hours to 7:30a to 7:30p beginning December 5 through the rest of the month. Read on...
  2. Short-term rental registration due by Dec. 31

    Short-term rental operators, hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts are required to renew existing and register new properties by the end of the year. Read on...
  3. Public notice of comment for proposed 59th Street storage tank

    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 59th Street Water Storage Tank Project and public comment is now open. Read on...
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