When we first moved to Cape San Blas (before the rocks), I complained and complained about the cell phone reception


Dear Editor:



When we first moved to Cape San Blas (before the rocks), I complained and complained about the cell phone reception.  Local residents insisted that it was a moot point Ė ďNo need to go there!  Itís been tried before.  We donít have enough votes out here to do anything.  The Ďgreeniesí will shout it down.Ē  Well, my response to this was unprintable. And to think that the cape area provides approximately 67 percent of the countyís taxes adds to my frustration.



Now I find that AT&T came by a few years ago asking to put a cell tower up in Salinas Park.  But some greedy politician sought to put the tower on some privately-owned property to reap the monthly rent paid by the AT&T.



Hereís an idea Ö put one on Salinas Park (county/state land?) and donate the funds to some worthy causes: a continuing supported food bank, park supplies, beach trash barrels, and fixing the fire stations. 



I didnít know that the taxes I paid out for Fire/EMT donít proportionately go to our two Volunteer Fire Stations.  The county is divided into four different Fire Districts, so we only get 25 percent of the taxes collected Ö thatís not right!  Why not take a chunk of the monies collected from a cell phone tower and supplement our fire stationís budget?



Letís do whatís smart.



Brooks Jones



Cape San Blas