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Support New Environmental Code Before County Commission Inbox

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

There will be an item at the next Santa Rosa County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday May 25 to enact a new county code. This is an environmental damage violation with a fine schedule that starts at $3,000 for a first offense and increases to $10,000 for subsequent offenses. It also allows the county to assess additional fees to violators for the cost of repairing the damage they cause.

This is a significant step up from the current $300 fine with no method of assessing for damages, and it includes more specific descriptions of exactly what constitutes a violation. We are in support of this new code and would like your help in letting our County Commissioners know. Here is their contact information:

You can also click here to submit your comment online, though that link is only good through Wednesday May 19.

Thank you for all of your help.

Joannie Parks Santa Rosa Democrats County Commission Liaison

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