Port Aransas City Council Votes New Harbor Island Ordinance

This evening, with almost a full house, the Port Aransas City Council voted 6/1 to adopt the new ordinance for zoning on Harbor Island. Two more readings of the proposed ordinance changes will be needed before the changes are final, so we are not out of the woods yet.

It should also be noted that even with the proposed changes to the ordinance, we as stewards should be careful to not fall asleep on this issue and remain vigilant in managing our lands and how it can be used. There are still some proposed industries for this land that could have adverse effects on the surrounding environment but for now we do not seem to have to worry about a refinery getting built.