The Santa Rosa Island Authority will conduct the second public hearing this evening concerning the possibility of allowing dogs limited access to Pensacola Beach.
Last month, the SRIA heard from a full gallery of citizens during the first public hearing. Some urged the officials to consider allowing dogs on certain portions of the public beach during specified hours. Others thought such a practice would lead to environmental and safety issues.
Following tonight’s second public hearing, the SRIA will make a recommendation to the Escambia County Commission. The final decision on the issue will ultimately come from the commission.
Tonight’s SRIA meeting begins at 5 p.m. at 1 Via de Luna on Pensacola Beach.