Walton County Commission Forks over $1,000 so a Lame-Duck Commissioner Can Publicly Humiliate Sen. Passidomo
It’s not quite as painful as Cersei’s walk of shame through the streets of King’s Landing, but, by God, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples and Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole, D-Plantation are walking down those cold, stone steps — figuratively speaking — every day of the week.
They get email. They get phone calls, they get texts and letters, and they get slammed across all platforms of social media.
All because they introduced HB 631, a bill dealing with customary use — public access to private beachfront property. The intent of the new law is to allow customary use practices to continue, but in a way that is more transparent, efficient and cost-saving while requiring active dialogue between local governments and private property owners. The idea was to avoid costly legal challenges.
The walk of shame is going to escalate for Passidomo.
She’s about to be publicly humiliated at the 2018 Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association conference in Clearwater Sept. 19-21 when Walton County Commissioner Cecilia Jones calls her out in front of the whole assemblage. All paid for by Walton County taxpayers.
Certainly it’s an indication of the County Commission’s position generally. Incumbent Jones was defeated at the polls in August. She only has six more weeks to serve. Yet,