Bed tax revenue jumps 48 percent in December

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 01:48 PM.

“Everything will be logged,” Jenkins said. “They will start their day (at the Welcome Center) and end it (at the Welcome Center). They will be handing out leashes, plastic cups and visitor’s guides to assist people.”

Examining those ambassador logs will provide a foundation for enforcement from the GCSO, which will write tickets to those who have already been warned but remain in violation of county ordinances.

The aim is to provide an additional outreach piece to the enforcement of laws pertaining to animals and beach driving.

Jenkins said the beach ambassadors will be trained to be hospitality agents for the TDC and its partners and encouraged partners to send front-line staff to ambassador training to help ensure a seamless dissemination of information.

“I am really excited about this,” said advisory board member Tony Whitfield.

Board member Geri Anderson agreed, adding that the “biggest problem we have on the beaches” is a consistent presence of county staff and enforcement.

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