Public money? Open the beach
I read your front-page article concerning Harbor Island property owners’ suit against the state demanding removal of derelict houses from their beach.
I feel that the state has a responsibility in this case to clean up the beach, but if public money is used for the cleanup then the public should have access.
At this time, the public is not allowed access to the Harbor Island beach by the gated, private development.
If Harbor Island property owners want the state to use public funds to clean up their beach, then they should make the beach available for use by the public.
Perhaps what remains of the lots could be declared state property and used for public beach access. – Beekman Webb Beaufort