County to consider bed tax hike

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

Parker said the improvements would benefit the entire county.

In his remarks, Parrish said Apalachicola is not properly represented on the TDC board.

“It’s ‘Franklin County TDC’ (and) it should be inclusive of the entire county,” Parrish said. “I do agree with doing offseason advertising and trying to make the tourist industry sustainable, but I represent District 4 and they are not represented on this board. I keep saying this and it falls on deaf ears.”

Parker said Apalachicola City Commissioner Frank Cook and business owner Beverly Hewitt represent Apalachicola on the TDC board.

“They are not collectors of the tax,” said Parrish.

In an interview later, Hewitt said she represents the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, which has members from all of the communities bordering Apalachicola Bay, and not only Apalachicola.

Parrish also said that the TDC had not provided the board with information about the presentation prior to Tuesday’s meeting. Jackel said County Planner Alan Pierce, who was not present, was responsible for providing the information in advance and had failed to do so.



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