FBB, while we are in agreement on the private property issues, and for that matter, most every issue you brought up, please bear in mind that come election time, we are going to be confronted with a binary choice. Do we want Danny or someone else? Do we want Bill or someone else? We know who will be behind the someone elses. The BCC this morning directed legal staff to prepare a ballot proposal for the upcoming election for a referendum on imposing a half-cent sales tax. The dollars produced are, like all the other tax revenues the county enjoys and the BCC gives away to endless friends, relatives, and lawyers, fungible. They will free up lots of other taxes to spend more on the friends, family and lawyers plan, including funding suits against you, me, and 900+ others on the beach. You can see how Sara and Cecilia voted. Danny says he would oppose that. I know Danny personally, and one thing of which I'm sure is that he is an honest man. While I most likely will disagree from time to time with him, I will agree with him a great deal more than I have ever agreed with Sara and Cecilia. Ditto all those remarks with Bill Fletcher. If and when you, I or anyone comes up with a candidate who gives each of us answers that are exactly what we want to hear every time, I think it a given that we have a candidate who will lie on other things, too. Walton County has had some terrible governance in the 12 years I've been on the beach. As we work toward changing that to include among other things a BCC governing to avoid lawsuits and new or increased taxes, we need a BCC that understands its proper role, not one that mistakenly believes it is or can be all things to all people but first and foremost for the moneyed interests who spent what it took to elect them. It is a legislative body, and it has proved to date, IMHO, that that government is best which governs least. It needs to hire competent administrative people and staff to identify and address present and future needs. We don't need little demi-gods sitting on their Olympian pedestals screwing things up as they have for years. We are not picking from a field of candidates for a Fortune 500 CEO job, and I understand that is frustrating to people accustomed to dealing in such rarefied air. Fact is, it's almost impossible to find honest people to put themselves through what you are doing with Danny. He's a citizen outraged in a quiet way with how our county has been run and willing to subject himself to the calumny and disapprobation that accompany a candidacy. Better yet, he's hardworking, honest and intelligent, enough so to tell you he doesn't have all the answers and that in fact, he doesn't and can't know all the questions. An old saying that has probably served you as well as it has me is "Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good." And by the way, if you own on the beach and are paying more in property taxes there than in income taxes, I need the name of your tax accountant.