Vendor Mafia alive and well

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  1. Suzanne Harris

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    Your name please.
     
  2. Suzanne Harris

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    By the way if houses fall down in a storm the county will allow developers to build more condos, and the person who buys will have all the rights as the person selling the land.
     
  3. Suzanne Harris

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    Yes you are right I forgot about that one. Thanks.
     
  4. Beach days

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    You didn't answer does you're building set up beach chairs for renters and is you're beach private
     
  5. James Bentwood

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    Probably private - what is your point?
     
  6. Santa Rosa Fam

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    Wouldn’t it be terrible if these working class folk returned to pick up the umbrellas/chairs only to find they must have mistakenly placed them somewhere else. Hmmm
     
  7. Beach days

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    I think it is each persons right to the way they feel about vendors .but to trash Cecila about vendors because of her son supports his family that way is not right. I have not had much interaction with her but have know her son since he was in middle school and watch him become an adult. He works more than one company and coaches sports for young kids.he was a beach vendor before she was a commissioner. So for someone to bring that up when they also are apart of the vendor service stinks. Look at all the traffic jams , it's because reasturants resorts and shopping . We now live in a new Walton county we have grown . 3rd fastest county in state get used to it.
     
  8. Charles Evans

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    Jones is bought and paid for by lawyers, developers and their cronies. Doesn’t give a damn about the residents of Walton County.
     
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  9. Beach days

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    To Santa Rosa fan wouldnt itbe terrible for you to return to you're house and nothing in it
     
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  10. James Bentwood

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    So because we're growing we need to impose limits on what we allow and commissioners without conflicts of interest
     
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    Smeckman T. Yellowbelly
     
  12. steel1man

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    Under the grandstands by I.C.Morebutts
     
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    Jones is not trashed because her son is a vendor. She is trashed because she is a worthless commissioner supported by special interests and big money. That her son is a vendor is just a bonus. He gets 50% of our beaches to operate a private business on public property that cost the taxpayers millions of dollars and he pays practically nothing. His momma got him a cushy deal!
     
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    I don't blame any one commissioner for our horrible vendor problem. It is a total lack of leadership for protecting the quality of the beach experience for all of us. Why we can't have leaders willing to learn from other beach communities and how it's done, and implement common sense measures is not asking for too much. Where is the leadership?? I only hope that the same leaders are capable of doing what must be done to achieve Customary Use of our beaches once again.
     
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  15. steel1man

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    She must be the Mafia Godmother #KissHerRing
     
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    One good example is Hilton Head Island. Between (most of) the buildings and the roads is foilage/trees to better ensure a beautiful view. Finding the WalMart there is a real challenge. There are other things HHI has done right. And I'm sure there are other beach communities that do it right.

    But with Walton County most of the power and decision making comes from north of the bay. Many of the people running beach services, etc. live north of the bay. They seem to look at the beaches and beach area as simply a cash machine, nothing more.
     
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    Bingo!! Always been that way but it is really overdue for a change.
     
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    They also don't mind if SoWal looks like Hwy 90 in Defuniak Springs.
     
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    If some people (residents OF SOWAL) hadnt pushed for the scenic hwy designations years ago it probably would look like that.
     
  20. Suzanne Harris

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    You are 100 percent correct. So do some of the BCC. Tiny is our rep and he just follows what he is told to do by the ones who put him in office.
     

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