Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and District 4 commissioner Rob Williamson has proposed a $6 million Navarre Park renovation – or reno as it is popularly called on DIY shows. Only this is no DIY. To be clear, updates and upgrades are needed at the park. A new splash pad is needed, updated […]
Numerous articles in Navarre Press over the past year and few months have highlighted the pains endured and discord with the Board of County Commissioners that continues to plague the all-volunteer advisory Tourist Development Council. The Legislature-mandated council is made up of tourism stake-holders as required by Florida Statute 125.0104. While the statute allows for […]
The longtime sharing of county tourism tax dollars with the City of Gulf Breeze, which was abruptly halted last fall, will be restarted under a new written agreement that remits to the municipality 90 percent of the money collected by hotels within its borders. Read the full article in the Mar. 10 issue of Navarre […]
Start sharing again. That’s the message of Gulf Breeze city officials to Santa Rosa County, which has stopped distributing a portion of tourist taxes that had reached nearly $150,000 annually. Read the full article in the Feb. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.
For the third time in recent months Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze are at odds, this time over a share of tourist development funds that exceed $100,000 annually. The county has a long history of remitting to Gulf Breeze the bed tax money generated by the city’s hotels—a total of $801,178 […]
Tough Mudder Inc. blinked. Under questioning from a prospective lodging “partner” about the company’s recent financial demands in return for promoting Santa Rosa County overnight stays at its event scheduled here next April, a company executive now says its fees are negotiable. A month after sending out controversial contracts to area hotels and condominium managers […]