Public outcry puts brakes on $15 beach road fee

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown said a proposed plan to build booths and charge an admission to use J. Earle Bowden Way, the scenic route connecting Navarre and Pensacola beaches, will be scratched from further consideration, following a required six-week public comment period ending Jan. 2.

Brown sent an email to Santa Rosa County commissioners stating he was aware the board planned to discuss the matter at its Dec. 8 committee meeting.

“While we must wait until the public comment period has closed, it is clear from the comments we have received already that that idea will be removed and not receive further consideration,” Brown stated in the email.

Read more  in the Dec. 11 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.


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