On May 16, Nick Powell of the Houston Chronicle wrote up the community meeting on storm surge protection that Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia had hosted a day earlier.  According to Powell, Garcia thinks the Galveston Bay Park plan has potential:

Garcia said he was intrigued by the plan, in part because of how quickly it could be built relative to the more ambitious coastal barrier. He pointed to New Orleans’ system of levees and gates as a model he would like to see adopted for the Houston-Galveston region.