On June 8th 5:30 at Annex there will be a workshop for public comment regarding TDC proposed Regional access at Walton Dunes/ Beachfront Trail. This is located on east side of Eastern Lake at end of Lakewood Drive. If approved this would be the only TDC Regional Access from Seagrove to Inlet Beach. The proposed access would provide convenient toilets and parking near the beach. The terrain at this site would be particularly advantageous for the physically challenged and elderly to easily access the beach without the struggle of going down a long switchback ramp as is required at most accesses on 30A. County improvement of this site with a walkover would stabilize the dunes and protect dunes and habitat from being trampled and eroded. Background: On April 12 the BCC approved this Regional Beach Access at Walton Dunes on Beachfront Trail at end of Lakewood Drive on east side of Eastern Lake. However, beach home owners along Beachfront Trail protested the decision and requested a public workshop. As a consequence the BCC scheduled a meeting for public input on June 8th. The public’s right to use the beach is meaningless unless “off beach" residents" that drive to the beach can access it. The county has an obligation to the public to add facilities on this public property . It would be a travesty to allow a few nearby owners to block the development of a much needed Regional public beach access. Regarding attached picture: the green area on left is location of proposed Regional Beach Access. On right is beach posted "No Trespassing..to waterline...no walking or leisure activity..". This signage is in front of property owned by some of those opposing the public TDC Regional access.