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An Illustration of Why the Best Government is that Closest to the People

Feb 19, 2018

Here is a stark contrast illustrated in the following between two approaches to regulating vacation rentals. The first is Senator Hutson’s defense of his amendment made in a recent Senate committee meeting claiming to solve the problem for Flagler County that elected him to office. It is vague and self-serving, but only demonstrates the lack of understanding of the complexities of the problem that are not addressed in a “one size fits all” solution at the state level. The second is a rebuttal by Greg Hansen, the Chairman of the Flagler County Commission who deals with the specifics that one would expect from the government closest to the people (and the problem).

Sen. Hutson:

Greg Hansen: