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Jim Bagby Resigns As Walton County TDC Executive Director

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by John G, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. John G

    John G Beach Fanatic

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    Looks like Jim Bagby beat C. Jones to the punch on this one.

    20 week severance... Nice.

    C. Jones should practice what she preaches when it comes to playing favorites with County Employees....

    Bagby resigns as Walton TDC director

     
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  2. Truman

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    Here comes a new logo.
     
  3. ShallowsNole

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    Best news I've heard in a long time.
    That, and Barry Davis did get the death penalty this afternoon. But that's another thread.
     
  4. Robert D

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    I don't know anything so curious why it's good news?
     
  5. ShallowsNole

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    Ask just about any employee of the TDC or, for that matter, any of the County departments that deals with him. Also, I didn't want a monorail running up and down the beach (not that it would happen but the idea that he would talk about it with a straight face), and I am gravely concerned with the TDC thinking that they need to continue to explore new markets when it's a zoo down here as it is.
     
  6. Robert D

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    I thought the monorail thing was a joke. I agree the TDC needs to focus more on making this a nice place to be rather than advertising. Sites like SoWal.com and SeasideFL.com get more than enough visitors here. One gorgeous photo on this site is worth a thousand visits. The TDC is from another era. As is the case with bureaucracy throughout history, it is easy to grow and hard to prune.
     
  7. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Actually I think the TDC has been too progressive for our area since Dawn was the Director. It's a very strong TDC due to its massive revenue and BP dollars and yes leadership. But without a strong government to support the SoWal area we'll never be able to support infrastructure or growing tourism, much less a growing full time population of families. Strong TDC plus a county level government. Disaster.

    The TDC needs to be strong to handle our tourism but with different goals. Will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  8. Danny Glidewell

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    The problem with the TDC is that those on the TDC board represent bed tax collectors and naturally they want more and richer customers. Meanwhile the BCC represents the residents who vote and they want more and better amenities and less crowding on the roadways and beaches. So you end up with cross purposes.
     
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  9. Andy A

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    Danny, a very good succinct analysis of what goes on in Walton County. We in the South do not need stronger government, we need better directed government.
     
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    yogi-berra-quote-nobody-goes-there-anymore-its-too-crowded.jpg
     
  11. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    that's the same thing, in my opinion. A government with excellent leadership for good planning, oversight and direction.
     
  12. Andy A

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    Teresa, I beg to differ. I have lived and seen "strong" governments that were anything but good. May I give you Nazi Germany as an example. I do not think a "strong" government necessarily has excellent leadership.
     
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    No you din't. :confused:
     
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    maybe I chose the wrong word? By strong I mean effective. Well organized, good leadership, planning for the future with outstanding representation locally.

    “The Men who oppose a strong & energetic government are, in my opinion, narrow minded politicians…”

    -George Washington, letter to Alexander Hamilton, July 10, 1787

    a strong and energetic government can certainly apply to a great nation or a terrible one. I believe we all know what George means though.
     
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    There is no such thing as "well organized, good leadership, planning for the future with outstanding representation locally" in modern day politics. You might start out that way with an unique individual but soon enough politics (divisive two party system) will manipulate and dictate and derail all those things. George Washington believed that the two party system would be too divisive and wow if he only knew what it has turned into.
     
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    never freaking mind. :razz: <---- that's Jfunn. Take it up with her.
     
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    How mature of you Teresa...not. You said you were going to ignore him and just proved you didn't.
     
  19. mputnal

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    I think Mike Jones has a solution. Maybe Mike will start a petition but he better put it on the correct thread! Before I am banned will someone please tell me who Jfunn is because she looks scary :)
     
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    I think Jim Bagby did a good job. That said, now is a perfect time to totally re-vamp the TDC. It is definitely time to do so.
     

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