Jamaica Beach is centrally located on the West End of Galveston Island. Mayor Vic Pierson has worked diligently to reduce taxes since his involvement in politics began in 1999. Tax rates have plummeted from 59.742 cents per $100 to 34.840 cents per $100 in 2004. Mayor Pierson hopes to reduce the tax rate to .25 cents per $100 by 2007. The city also has a Police, EMS and Volunteer Fire Department.