Vendor Mafia alive and well

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  1. steel1man

    steel1man Beach Fanatic

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    BlueMountain Beach public beach access has now become beach mafia territory only. This morning (6:30AM) at the 83 access my wife set up a chair at the wet sand directly in front of the 83 beach access stairs to the beach. Along comes the mafia kid and sticks an umbrella in the sand directly in front of her ( he spoke not a word)
    Keep in mind she is over 10 feet Inside the western magical public beach boundary line ( vendors not allowed on this section of Public beach). Not sure if beach enforcement is even interested in enforcing vendor rules. Would love local (PCB) TV to investigate and document the real ( brother in law) story here.
     
  2. Teresa

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    Wow. If public beaches are all we have left to access it would be nice if they were kept clear of all vendor crap. Why can't we have nice things? Other beach communities have very strict rules about vendors on the beach. Isn't this the very least we can accomplish here on the world's most beautiful beaches?
     
  3. Jimmy T

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    Have you tried calling code enforcement?
     
  4. steel1man

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    So So So many times.. they Mafia and beach Enforcement claim eastern boundary goes east at 45 degrees into public beach ( more umbrella setups)..see for yourself "Walton records " property line is straight to Gulf not a45 degree angle East

    Walton County Parcel Maps
     
  5. Emerald Drifter

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    When a BCC commissioner's son is a beach chair vendor, this is what we get. And it may very well continue as long as that commssioner is in office.

    I am sending an email to WMBB's Okaloosa/Walton reporter, Peyton LoCiero (email: plocicero@wmbb.com) about this. I recommend anyone reading this to please send her an email as well. Just a few emails regarding the same topic can get exposure, and this practice needs to be exposed. Sooo....if all of you that "like" steelman's original post will send a quick email to Peyton, maybe we will see a story. Hopefully, WMBB being in Bay County they will have the fortitude to investigate and air the story.
     
  6. gailforce

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    Public beaches cut in half for vendors and tent size went up to ten feet. No enforcement on tent placement either. Not fair.
     
  7. Jimmy T

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    That sucks. There is so little public beach there. Giving more than half of it away to vendors seems like a bad idea to me. Wish there was something we could do about this.
     
  8. Mike Jones

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    You are talking about Cecilia Jones - VOTE OUT JONES!

    Decent people have courtesy and beach etiquette. That vendor was so rude ... If somebody set up an umbrella in front of me blocking my view and access you better believe I would ask them nicely to move and prepared to go to any length to make them move if they don't comply.
     
  9. Dreamer

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    This website needs to redo their beach access videos to show what the beach REALLY looks like these days!
     
  10. lazin&drinkin

    lazin&drinkin Beach Lover

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    There is something you can do about it. Vote for Danny Glidewell and Bill Fletcher. They don't have family operating beach businesses on public beach, unlike Cecilia, and they are not backed by the cabal backing Cecilia and Trey Nicks. Getting Danny and Bill on the BCC is the first and essential step to changing the way the county does business.
     
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  11. Jimmy T

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    Yep. Our family will be voting for Danny and Bill. I'm also encouraging my friends to vote for them.
     
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    Depends on time of year doesn't it?
     
  13. Dreamer

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    Well if it shows people in the water then it must be when the weather is warm.
     
  14. steel1man

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    Noon Sunday two weeks ago BMB so called public beach.
     

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  16. Suzanne Harris

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    As I brought up in a BCC meeting our vendors should have rules and be the type we are proud to have as the face of our public beaches. Instead we have 1 who was arrested for drugs, one was arrested but shoving a tourist to the ground in a temper fit. Does this ever embarrass the BCC. No, if it did they would have rules and enforce them. We are going to be known as the most unfriendly public beaches in Florida. As long as Cecilia is on the BCC nothing will change is my opinion
     
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    And one who pulled a knife on a tourist.
     
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  18. Beach days

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    To put the blame on Cecilia for beach vending is really stretching things. The vendors setting up chairs are for people visiting here.they are no more responsible than people like Suzanne Harris who rents to them. I would like to see how many visitors complain about them compared to just a bunch of new homeowners who want to privatize the beaches. Maybe we should start removing illegal sea walls on all the private lots and when next hurricane hits we will have it where they can't rebuild on them. I'm not sure but I think Suzanne's buildings beach was renurished with tax payers money. We should send them all a bill for it.
     
  19. Suzanne Harris

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    So you want beach vendors to behave like thugs? Good for you. Tear down sea walls, give me a break if the homes close to a public beach wash out so does all the beach around them.

    Post under your name so everyone will know who you are.
     
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    Oh by the way does you're building set up beach chairs for renters.or is you're buildings beach private
     

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