Customary Use of SoWal Beaches: Contact Governor Scott

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Teresa, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. lazin&drinkin

    lazin&drinkin Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    56
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  2. FactorFiction

    FactorFiction Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    175
    I had extended family members that rented for a family reunion every year during the season. They quit coming the last two years because of the traffic and the crowds. They now go to a lovely lake in Alabama that is way less expensive and gives them the more quiet enjoyment they seek. They do a lot of cooking so were not into the restaurant scene too much.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
  3. Jimmy T

    Jimmy T Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    242
    They sound like nice folks. Sorry to see them go, but I'm sure others will make up for them leaving. Last I heard, most rentals are pretty well booked this year.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  4. Poppaj

    Poppaj SoWal Insider

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2015
    Messages:
    7,177
    Likes Received:
    902
    If you post their contact info I'm sure many locals will send them thank you cards.
     
  5. FactorFiction

    FactorFiction Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    175
    I don't doubt that for a moment. Even with lots of fairly new rental homes, the masses keep coming.
     
  6. boomerang

    boomerang Beach Lover

    Joined:
    May 11, 2015
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    15
    Thank you so much Mr Huckabee for ruining Blue Mountain Beach with the first mc-mansion in 2012 and then going against customary use with your political maneuvering with the Governor on your stance on property rights.

    wish you had never moved here.
     
  7. FloridaBeachBum

    FloridaBeachBum Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2017
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    101
    Location:
    Santa Rosa Beach
    No secret deal. Gov. Huckabee probably is too busy with his Nashville TN TV show on TBN. Florida legislators and the Governor Scott saw through the BS from the Commissioner Tony Anderson and Surf Rider to ensure private property owners get due process in a court of law BEFORE BCC as Plaintiffs with the burden of proof declare customary use on 20 miles of private property.

    I was at the secret meeting and Gov. Scott said he would not sign the bill ;) Even if the Gov did not sign the bill, 15 days after Gov. receives a bill it becomes law unless he vetos the bill.
     
  8. FactorFiction

    FactorFiction Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    175
    Boomerang, I think FloridaBeachBum is having some fun with you and this whole secret meeting with Gov. Scott. Gov. Huckabee is an easy target for folks because he is well known. Who knows whether he had anything to do with the legislature approving or Gov. Scott signing. In any case, I know it is hard to believe, but property rights and due process may, in fact, have been the real "secret" behind all this.
     
  9. Sun Chaser

    Sun Chaser Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Miramar Beach
    OR, could it be that Rick Scott's house in Naples has a Naples public beach access, with parking, next to his beachfront house? Google Maps
    [​IMG]
     
  10. boomerang

    boomerang Beach Lover

    Joined:
    May 11, 2015
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    15
    Say what you will Mr. Huckabee - we never had any problem with beach front owners putting up signs and fences until the "new rich" got here.

    I am not saying Walton county commissioners are not corrupt, that the TDC has ruined our beaches by over advertising, and the venders are totally out of control, but the no trespassing signs and fences were never put up until after the oil spill.

    that Mr Huckabee is what started this whole fiasco.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • List
  11. CartoonMark

    CartoonMark Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    24
    Beach mouse Owner lament jpeg.jpg
     

Share This Page