7-day beach driving permits end

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

“We are for open government,” Bryan said, challenging her fellow commissioners to raise the level of openness and professionalism on the board and on their treatment of her.

“I’m tired of operating in a sloppy fashion ... I am not a rubber stamp,” Bryan continued. “I’m tired of trying to be civil with people who have no sense of civility.

“I am tired of this board treating me as if I’m not a member of this board. I will continue to fight for the people of Gulf County.”

Commissioners Tan Smiley and Ward McDaniel said they rely on staff to provide them the answers to any questions and if something is in order when it arrives in front of them they had no issue.

“How do you know it is in order?” Bryan asked.

Butler said he was adhering to the ordinance commissioners had passed in April providing him authority to negotiate contracts, leases, etc. subject to board approval. The White City fire house had been an issue for years and he had only received the price list he put in front of commissioners the prior evening.

He took strong issue with any insinuation that he had not done everything “straight by the book.”



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