may be for the BETTER Some ideas from SWCC Clear Takeaway: A managed beach vendor program is desperately needed, especially on public beaches. Potential Solutions: 1. Establish a small committee consisting of representatives of the public, vendors, and TDC to create a managed vendor program, which incorporates the items noted below. 2. Limit the number of beach vendor permits issued by the county. 3. Require business licenses and background checks on all beach vendors. 4. Allow beach vendors at Regional Accesses only, no Neighborhood Accesses with beaches that are too narrow. Beachgoers can easily rent equipment from vendors and take it to and from the beach each day at any of these Neighborhood Accesses. 5. Implement service contracts with beach vendors to limit operations at Regional Beach Accesses to one vendor per access. Vendors would be selected via a bid process conducted by the county. The selected vendors would pay the county a flat fee and a percentage of revenue for the right to vend on the beach. This income could be used to cover the increased costs of hiring additional code enforcement officers and make other improvement to beach accesses if there are excess funds after paying for the increase in code enforcement staff. 6. As part of their contracts, the vendors must commit to have attendants on site, so they can set-up when customers arrive and take down when customers leave. Prime set-up locations on the beach should be based on the first-come, first-served concept. 7. Alternatively, the county could assume all responsibility for the beach chair setup operations on public beaches. This would ensure compliance with the vendor rules as well as be a source of revenue to pay for the increase in code enforcement staff and potentially fund other beach related needs. 8. Implement a set of operating regulations including but not limited to the following: A. Identify specific vendor zones (% of beach and location on the beach); B. Eliminate early morning beach chair setups; C. Establish minimum setup distance from the water; D. Require full time attendants at the beach, etc.