- Jun 20, 2005
I fully understand why you won’t admit to the obvious. Again, the reason I brought up Santa Rosa Island: that Dave and Daniel tried to tag on to the victory achieved in keeping EXISTING PUBLICLY OWNED BEACH public in Pensacola. And this is clearly contrasted here in Walton County where CU advocates are trying to convert EXISTING PRIVATE BEACH to public. That’s the “TRUTH”.The Santa Rosa Island Authority were already discussing increasing the lease fees and at least on of the board members said first lets look at if we needed to do that. Secondly, I have yet been able to find any place where County Commissioners were involved in the selling off of the land except for one. Thirdly, it is moot, they had a Referendum on the issue and 80% or so voted to leave things as they were. Government listened! I searched and could not find one place where Representative Gaetz was asked to step in. Maybe I did not go far enough back or maybe it didn't make the news, or maybe it was done a little like the county specific law that required Walton to take its citizens to court to keep customary use. Of course these are just my opinions, and like belly buttons and assholes we all got them.
If I’m not seeing this right, please enlighten me. Otherwise it’s just another mistruth (implying a similarity) that Florida Beaches for All continues to perpetuate, that Dianne’s victory somehow benefits the CU assault.
BTW, I’m all for more public beach, legally obtained, of course.