SPEAKING OUT: Walton County needs to stand up for small businesses

Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 17:09 PM.

Really, is Walton County unwilling or unable to present its rules and regulations to a professional group of wedding consultants and wedding businesses?

 

My objective is to see a policy determination directive to Walton County staff from the Board of County Commissioners that is pro-active toward businesses doing business in Walton County that follow all rules and regulations. Walton County staff should be directed to present Walton County rules, regulations, and opportunities to other business groups and professionals.

 

No one was asking for a legal position at this meeting, so Walton County’s absence only hurt Walton County and businesses in Walton County. If the planning department or any other Walton County staff cannot perform these services, then perhaps the county will need to hire a swarm of lawyers to accompany each Walton County employee, or we the taxpayers need to change who is making these job and business-killing policies and decisions.

 

Tim Pauls is a former county commissioner and Santa Rosa Beach resident.



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