Saying goodbye

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

Dear Editor,

The recent decision by the Commissioners to restrict all pet traffic north of the AFB Gate at Cape San Blas will surely have some of the lower Cape's pet lovers cancelling their rental reservations and looking for somewhere else to spend their tourist dollars from now on. If the goal of the Commissioners was to hammer another coffin nail into the finances of local businesses trying to stay alive, then they've succeeded. We've been long-time renters that had recently been looking to purchase real estate on the Cape but this new ordinance extinguishes those plans as well. Being able to walk my dog all the way to the Lighthouse is the singular reason we used to rent on the Cape and spend money all over the place for 3 months. Compliance with the Wildlife Lines is excellent and that area is kept pristine with so many of us collecting the trash that washes up or is left behind by others. Perhaps an opportunity to collect fees has been missed here: Sell some kind of Use Permit and have special fines to keeps users in line and generate income for the county. Why remove one of the best attractions in the area? 

Grant Teske

Lakeville, MN

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