Recd this today re: my e-mail to the county commisioners
I wanted to take time to respond to your concerns, as stated at the Board of County Commissioners meeting, unfortunately, sometimes it is not my job to "like or dislike things", it is my obligation to apply the law, as it is, - not as it should be. That being said, there are many times that the obligation to uphold our rules and represent the views of our citizens becomes very difficult, if not impossible. I can confidently assure you that I carefully and intently took the Seagrove residents concerns into consideration, and urged the property owners to meet and have dialogue to reach compromise where possible. In the end, I made my decision based on the rules and policies of our county. Sometimes I wish it were easy as opinion, rather than legal matters. I have always tried to be consistent, and work for a solution that everyone accepts, sometimes that does not happen. I am sorry you feel the way you do, as I know that you care deeply for your community, I understand and appreciate that fact. I hope this offers you some explanation, and I would be glad to talk with you about this matter or any other matter anytime you desire. Again, thank you for your time, and it is a pleasure to serve you.
Commissioner Scott Brannon, District One
Walton County Board of County Commissioners
19367 US Hwy 331 South
Freeport, Fl 32439
(850) 835-4860 phone
(850) 835-4836 fax
I am glad Mr. Brannon took the time to respond. They are in a tough position to balance the law with public opinion and frankly, can not understand why they take on the challenge.