Category Archives: Santa Rosa County

Editorial: Senators Nelson & Rubio Should Scrap Beach Bill

Editorial from Pensacola News Journal Editorial Board published Oct. 8, 2017… No matter what side you’re on in the contentious battle over a Senate bill that would allow private ownership on area beaches, one thing is certain. This is federal … Continue reading

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Proponents of the beach bill claim that nothing in the bill itself has any negative impact on the beaches of Santa Rosa Island. That statement is not only false on its face, but it neglects to take into account what … Continue reading

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A Beach Lease

In the public discussions one woman has been an outspoken advocate for exchanging her lease for fee simple title. We decided to analyze her lease. We suspect she does not realize the effect of losing the tax exempt status of … Continue reading

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Questions Sent to Grover Robinson

How could Escambia initially pledge Navarre Beach bed tax revenue for Escambia bonds? I thought you said it was as if Escambia deeded Navarre to Santa Rosa in 1956? What is your position on the status of sub leases? If … Continue reading

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Air Force says Reopening Navarre Pass would Interfere with Missions

United States Senate, WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has received written confirmation from the U.S. Air Force that reopening Navarre Pass in Santa Rosa County would directly interfere with the Air Force’s ability to conduct future testing … Continue reading

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Matt Gaetz: Worth A Listen

Listen carefully to this interview with Matt Gaetz and note the following: He claims the wording of the legislation came from Grover Robinson and the Santa Rosa representative meeting in Washington, D. C. with Gaetz. A United States Congressman allowing … Continue reading

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The Gaetz/Grover Great Giveaway

The obvious answer to the purported double taxation (it isn’t double taxation, of course) is for the County Commissioners to waive the lease fees on the beach. So why can’t they do it? Why did Grover have to get Matt … Continue reading

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What’s Matt Gaetz Really Up To?

Matt Gaetz has a grand plan. He says he wants Navarre beach to be another Destin (as if that is a worthy goal). Working with developers at Navarre, Gaetz has secured passage of legislation that will allow that to happen. … Continue reading

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Lots of Scrambling to Explain the Ball Drop

PNJ, it’s ok to say you dropped the ball. The PNJ missed any coverage of the Triumph confiscation of the BP oil spill money plan for nearly two years. The editor just published an editorial extolling the benefits of diverting … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Immense Proportion

The Florida Department of Transportation does what the governor wants done. The director keeps his job if the governor wants him to. We can only assume that the governor is indifferent to the planning and building disaster at I-10 and … Continue reading

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