On March 1st, City Manager, Susan Guthrie, fashioned a Public Workshop intended to review and update the current ordinances for Mass Gatherings and Special events.
When visitors come to South Padre Island and stay in a short term renatl, they pay a Hotel Occupancy Tax. In the state of Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) is capped at 17%.
In a report from February 2016 SPI City Council Meeting, Judge Sepulveda stated much progress has been made over the last year in regards to the 2nd Causeway.
Several infrastructure improvements are in the works, up and down the island, on both the beach and the bay side.
Lots of dirt has moved down Boca Chica to the Space X launch site where 310,000 cubic yards of soil have been brought in.