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


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



The Holmes County Delegation Meeting will take place at the Holmes County School District Office located at 701 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bonifay, 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 p.m., will be located at the Board of County Commissioners' Chamber Annex Boardroom located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley.



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.