Walton, Holmes & Washington Co. Delegations Schedule Public Hearings

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Members of the Walton, Holmes and Washington County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

The Walton County Delegation Meeting will being at 1:30 pm until 3 pm at the Walton County Commissioners' Chamber Boardroom located at 571 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.

The Holmes County Delegation Meeting will take place at the Holmes County School District Office located at 701 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Washington County Delegation Meeting, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. until 7 pm, will be located Board of County Commissioners' Chamber Annex Boardroom located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida 32428.

Delegation members will hear public comments on proposals for the 2013 Legislative Session. They will also consider and vote on “local bills”, which is state legislation that only pertains to a municipality, taxing district, or school district within the county.

“The most important job of a state legislator is to listen to the concerns and guidance of the people he represents,” said delegation chairman Senator Don Gaetz. “When we listen better, we lead better.”

If you would like to be placed on the agenda for any of these delegation meetings, please contact Melissa Ullery, assistant to Senator Gaetz, toll-free at 1-866-450-4366 or by email at ullery.melissa@flsenate.gov no later than 5 pm, Friday, January 25, 2013. Any member of the public is welcome to attend and participate.

The Walton, Holmes and Washington County legislative delegation includes Representative Marti Coley (R-Marianna) and Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). Each of these state members also represents other portions of counties in Northwest Florida.

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