Our beautiful Florida beaches, polluted by politics | Steve Bousquet

“If a local government wants to make that private area, that may have been private for a long time, open to the public, there has to be a process to do that,” one of the bill sponsors, state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, told The News Service of Florida. “This customary use doctrine has always contemplated that you go to court and ask the judge to authorize you to do that … All the bill does is say, look, we need to create a process so that we don’t have chaos.”