The Sunday Conversation: Joshua Wagner defends votes to take cars off beach in Daytona

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Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner defends his votes to take cars off the beach and his support of of a retail outlet's request for taxpayer assistance to locate a high-end retail otlet mall off Interstate 95.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner clearly understands his votes in three separate ordinances to further restrict beach driving onthe World's Most Famous Beach® was not popular with constituents, but what he believes was best for business.

Wagner spoke with Headline Surfer® for The Sunday Conversation, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper's video interview show, immdiately after the 6-1 votes on May 7, from the dais of the Frank T. Bruno County Council Chmbrs in DeLand. You can hear the entire interview by clicking the two video segments.

Wagner was among the six votes in favor of further beach driving restrictions in three separate ordinances. Joing him were County Chair Jason Davis of Pierson, Doug Daniels of Ormond Beach, Deb Denys of New Smyrna Beach, Pat Patterson o DeLand and Fred Lowry of Deltona.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.