Slow and steady is annoying, but wins the race.

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Slow and steady is annoying - but wins the race.

For our Santa Rosa County friends, we are happy to report some progress in our efforts to defend the free market and insist on local government accountability. Yesterday afternoon Santa Rosa Circuit Court Judge Dickey entered an Order to Show Cause directed to The Santa Rosa County Commission giving the County 15 days to answer to the abrupt cancellation of our South Santa Rosa permit denial appeal hearing.


While the issue gets complicated quickly and involves more Latin than anyone should be compelled to endure, the plain version is that the Judge found our argument that the County violated its own rules and Adams’ due process rights to be well founded and has directed the County to show why the County should not be ordered to hold the hearing.


As we have said all along, this fight is about more than who picks up your garbage, it is a fight to hold local government accountable to the citizens that it serves. We don’t expect the Santa Rosa County or the Commission to be perfect but we do expect them to respect the rights of every citizen and business, to follow their own rules, and to own a mistake when it is made and make it right.


While we think that isn’t too much to ask, it sure has turned into a heavy lift! That’s okay though, we are sticking with it and glad to have one small battle victory in this war.





Nathan Boyles is the Legal and Business Development Manager for Adams Sanitation. He is highly involved in the Okaloosa and Santa Rosa communities. He is a Florida State University-trained Engineer and Lawyer and has worked as an entrepreneur since he was a teenager. 

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  • Martin Williams

    Thanks Adam’s Sanitation for providing great service.. The twice a week pick up keeps fly down to a minimum… Waste Pro could use some tips from ya’ll… BTW.. Your workers are friendly and do a great job…

  • Rebecca Ross

    Not happy with Waste Pro and their service days, which is one pick up a week. We in South Santa Rosa deserve a choice and we didn’t get it. I if dad up for Adams and I would love to get them back. By the way, my Adams bin is in my garage with no Waste Pro sticker, just waiting on when I can use it again!

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