While Texans eagerly await any and all rain from tropical storm Don, one gulf city continues the work of rebuilding after Hurricane Ike.
The Galveston City Council narrowly dismissed a resolution Thursday to rebuild 569 public housing units off the island, The Galveston County Daily News reports.
Supporters were asking for the Council to take a regional approach to providing low-income housing, giving the Galveston residents the option of not being on the island in the event of a dangerous storm.
Council members voting against the resolution said the city did not have the authority to build off the island, or that federal funding for low-income housing would be available if the units were not actually in Galveston.
Tropical Storm Don is expected to make landfall either tonight or early tomorrow.