Below is an email from the organization Save Ponte Vedra. This grassroots organization has been working for over a year to gain funding to address beach erosion in Ponte Vedra Beach — a problem that impacts all of 32082 and 32081. Use your voice and support these hard-working volunteers by calling and emailing our county commissioners before the upcoming March 19 meeting.
Please call and/or email the Commissioners ASAP so that we can potentially secure a long term funding source for our beach. There are only 4 days left before the Commissioners vote on March 19th! Their contact information is below. Again, our hotels and rentals bring in over $3 million per year of bed tax revenues (per the Tourist Development Council) and very very little of it comes back here. That should serve as the ongoing local funding source for our beach!
See below for the proposed new TDT (Tourist Development Tax or bed tax) Revenue Distribution that would add an estimated $2.3 million to Tourism Asset Improvement and Management Projects per year beginning in 2020 – including Beach Renourishment (see Exhibit 1 below).
COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING ON BED TAX VOTE – MARCH 19th
We urge everyone to attend the meeting and speak if you’d like during public comment. We must fill the room! We’ve all been waiting for this and here it is.
Location: SJC Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine
Date and Time: 1pm on Tuesday, March 19th
ST JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ PHONE NUMBERS & EMAIL ADDRESSES
Cell phone: (904) 615-7437
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeb Smith: Vice-Chair, Commissioner, District 2
Cell phone: (904) 325-4182
Email address: email@example.com
Paul M. Waldron: Chair, Commissioner, District 3
Cell phone: (904) 436-3973
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremiah Ray Blocker: Commissioner, District 4
Cell phone: (904) 679-2620
Email address: email@example.com
Henry Dean: Commissioner, District 5
Cell phone: (904) 325-3924
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Adding Potentially $2.3 million to Tourism Asset Improvement and Management Projects per year beginning in 2020, including Beach Renourishment. See Red Highlighted Below.