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Skimpy suit patrols? Readers are ready to enlist



Bikinicontest Update: Pinellas County had initially said it would hold a public hearing on toughening swimsuit rules for Fort De Soto Park in March, but it looks like the hearing won't be until June or July.

St. Petersburg Times reporter Will Van Sant says the commissioners wanted to work on some other parts of the ordinance -- not involving swimsuit rules --  before bringing the entire package forward.

Pinellas County may toughen its swimwear rules in response to outraged Fort De Soto Park visitors who have stumbled across men and women on the beach in states of near total nudity.

Join our Beach Patrol: Send your photos of the good, the bad, the ugly you've spotted on the beach. E-mail them to; make sure to include your name and some info about the photo. readers have responded, some outraged that the county would devote resources monitoring skimpy suits during a time of economic crisis. "The entire U.S. economy is going up in flames but the Pinellas County Commission will still have enough tax money to pay for swim suit police. Go figure," Steve wrote.

"So where do people sign up to measure the amount of bathing suit covering a butt?" another reader asked.

Others responded with humorous quips.

Cast your vote: Which reader comment do you agree with?
The last thing we need to see at Fort DeSoto: Skimpy swimsuits.
Try getting the roads fixed, synching up the traffic lights, and getting rid of the homeless first.
There should be a committee comprised of male college students to determine who may wear thongs and g-strings.
We don't need beach nannies.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:48pm]


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