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Jan 21, 2016

Commissioners’ business acumen in question

The County Commissioners strike again!  Coastal Concessions asked for relief from paying for maintenance, utilities, supplies, trash collection and the employee salary for collecting gate receipts. This will cost approximately $50,000 a month so that means the first 50,000, $1-to-walk or 7,142, $7-to-fish or combination of receipts collected each month will go into Coastal Concessions’ pocket first before any receipts go to the county/taxpayers.  Any business would like this benefit at taxpayers’ expense and the commissioners just don’t care.

Jan 21, 2016

Disregard renourishment-delay advocates

The County Commissioners need to tell the local hospitality industry, Director of Santa Rosa County Special Projects, the Tourist Development Council and the president of Navarre Properties that they will NOT delay the beach renourishment project.

Jan 21, 2016

County losing money on hybrid, electric cars with new gas tax

The Santa Rosa County BOCC recently raised the tax on a gallon of gas. It was raised because of the dwindling road tax revenue. The dwindling road tax revenue is a product of some vehicles using less gas because newer vehicles are getting better mandated fuel mileage. Some vehicles accomplish this by being a hybrid (gas & electric) and others do it by being totally electric. So this gas tax is being unfairly collected from the gas only vehicles. The tax is for road improvements. Don’t hybrids and electric vehicles use these same roads? Are not these same vehicles bought and owned by the more affluent of the county’s populous?

Jan 7, 2016

Hypocrisy: Control of guns and Americans but not illegals

Barack Obama stated “If we can save just one American life” as his reason for more gun control. Then why not “If we can save just one American life” as the reason for more immigration control? Neither one of the subjects stated has anything to do with saving American lives. It’s about wanting more gun control over legal gun owners and wanting more illegal immigration to bolster the liberal Democrat vote because you can’t be on one side then on the other, political lies with American lives.

Jan 7, 2016

Do All Lives Matter?

During the last Democratic candidate debate a question was asked to all candidates. The question was: Do all lives matter or do just black lives matter? I was astonished by the answer. All candidates except one answered “only black lives matter.” The only candidate that responded “all lives matter” is no longer in the race.

Dec 24, 2015

No cents in Tough Mudder debacle

Thanks for the great article in your Dec. 17 issue: “Commissioner raises concerns with Tough Mudder.” I just sent the below letter to the Board of County Commissioners hoping they get it at some point. Continuing to spend bed tax funds on events where the organizers make more than $1 million does not make sense to me. Keep pushing this as most of us don’t want to see our limited funds used on these events.

Dec 17, 2015

Navarre Pier Revenue Question

Can someone please explain how the operators of the Navarre Pier can make any profit under the terms of their agreement with the county?

Dec 17, 2015

Political correctness endangering Americans’ lives

I hear politicians on both sides of the political parties defend the right of Muslims to come to our country. They do so by saying we are a country of immigrants and our morals should allow for these refugees. As for that argument, I say the past immigrants were not terrorists and were not coming from known-terrorist regions of the world as they are today, willing to kill Americans, Christian or not. Times change, morality changes and so should our immigration policies because of a changing world. 

Dec 10, 2015

Terrorists being brought in by Democrat Party

The Liberal New York Dailey News stated “God can’t fix this” regarding the GOP’s prayers about the California shooting. Actually, the Liberals are looking to the wrong God, half their party’s “God” being “Allah” and the fact the party keeps bringing these people into our country is the largest percentage of the cause.

Dec 3, 2015

Government Responsibility

The primary responsibility of our government is to keep the citizens free and safe. Does our current immigration policy accomplish this primary duty? I think not!  Do you have a moral responsibility to your neighbor or to a foreigner?  Unrestricted immigration is changing our nation in many unfavorable ways.
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