‘Paved paradise’: TDC taking ‘easy way out’ on parking issue

Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 07:17 PM.

It would seem the public, property owners and tourists would be better served if the county used the funds to renovate and maintain the existing lot and added signage so beachgoers would actually make use of the existing lot. In addition, the funds could be used to enhance the Deer Lake State Park facility where a neighborhood would not suffer from such a disruption.

Lyrics from The "Big Yellow Taxi" Joni Mitchell song come to mind — "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot" — seems very fitting for the issue at hand.

The community will be taking part in both the meetings on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Hopefully, common sense will prevail, and the TDC will actually perform the necessary thorough research required to ensure they are completing projects that will achieve the end goal while still preserving neighborhoods, the natural environment, and safety of residents and tourists.


Marina Daniel is a parttime Seagrove Beach resident.

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