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Will red-light camera revenue trump safety?

Will red-light camera revenue trump safety?

This legislative session may be the most opportune time in years to eliminate red-light cameras in Florida altogether. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ recently released report corroborates what many opponents of red-light cameras have maintained for a long time: red-light cameras at intersections increase accidents cumulatively by nearly 15 percent. This […]

2-4-6-8 how do you negotiate?

2-4-6-8 how do you negotiate?

When you buy a house, you negotiate the sales price. When you buy a car, you negotiate the bottom dollar on the car. When you take a new job, you negotiate the salary and terms of your employment. Very few things in life are set in stone – most things are negotiable. Our county seems […]

Tough Mudder eases lodging demands

Tough Mudder eases lodging demands

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 […]

Some locales land Tough Mudder without taxpayer dollars

Some locales land Tough Mudder without taxpayer dollars

The $110,000 subsidy that Santa Rosa County officials have voted to pay for-profit Tough Mudder Inc. in return for staging its military style endurance event near Milton next April is far more taxpayer funding than the New York-based company often receives. “I hope they make a lot of money as long as we’re not going […]

Tourist tax glitch scrutinized

Tourist tax glitch scrutinized

Some inaccurate figures on Santa Rosa County tourist bed tax collections were corrected on the county’s website last week soon after the Navarre Press questioned them. For example, revenue from the 5 percent tax on hotel stays listed by the county’s Tourist Development Office for July 2014, the height of the visitor season, was $477,576.09 […]