URGENT REQUEST FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE:
The TDC Advisory Council will consider recommendations for changes to the BEACH ACTIVITIES ORDINANCE at their meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd @ 9 am at the South Walton Annex.
Each year at the end of the summer tourist season, TDC staff holds public workshops and takes recommendations from the TDC Beach Management and Destination Improvement Committees on ways to improve the Beach Activities Ordinance and other related suggestions. They take those recommendations to the TDC Advisory Council who considers them and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. At the conclusion of this process, the BCC considers all input and makes decisions on any changes for the upcoming year. For a few years there have been talks of implementing significant changes to the way vendors are managed on our beaches, and this year the support for this has risen to a new level in the community.
South Walton Community Council will present our recommendations on beach vendors, code enforcement and trash collection at the TDC Advisory Council meeting on October 2nd and again when this comes before the BCC. These recommendations are based on citizen input from the SWCC Beach Activities Public Forum earlier this month and comments at the post-season vendor meeting.
Bottom Line of Our Recommendations: We need more Code Enforcement and a Managed Vendor Program, and the TDC needs to continue to collect trash on all of our beaches as they have for many years.
The Advisory Council, and later the BCC, need to hear directly from our community. PLEASE ATTEND on October 2nd and voice your support for our recommendations and/or your own!
We will notify you when this is scheduled to come before the BCC as well.
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