Wishing upon 2013

Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM.

The TDC and EDC messes this past year are sufficient evidence that change is tardy.

The list of changes is laundry-like – transparency through items such as a clear agenda, treating the public as if they are the employers and holding meetings and making decisions by their rhythms, ridding the meeting room of personal attacks – but there are now three votes to perform the duties voters pleaded of you to begin with.

So do it.

The Cape San Blas Lighthouse – It’s rescued without bloodshed.

There is a sharp divide regarding the possible future location of the lighthouse, but the battle that is brewing could end up as such a drawn-out bruising affair maybe the ocean would be a better choice.

While there is a clear consensus among the group most invested in the lighthouse – the St. Joseph Historical Society which has been about preserving the lighthouse years before elected officials got involved – but constituents with varying agendas have commissioners in a twist.

The saga is really another example of why county-wide voting is needed, as underscored by Bryan during a recent BOCC discussion about the lighthouse’s future when she said Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka were also part of the county and therefore the equation.



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