Let's begin with your comment about "one deputy." The deputies that patrol that area are not employees of the city of Madeira Beach. Madeira Beach, in fact, does not have its own police department. They rely on the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office to provide law enforcement. So is this really a Madeira Beach issue, or is it an issue with the Pinellas Sheriffs Office?
If you want to address the problem, and make any changes, you need to be quite clear on that first and foremost.
Second, forgive me if I am misunderstanding you, but it sounds to me like your first four complaints are:
1. McDonalds only wants customers to use their private dock.
2. Publix only wants customers to use their private dock.
3. It has been suggested to other businesses that only customers should be allowed to use their private docks.
4. It has been suggested to homeowners that they might not want to allow strangers to use their private docks or land on their private property.
Frankly, I'm not seeing anything unreasonable there. The businesses have every right to limit dock usage to their customers, just like they can limit parking lot usage to their customers. As for private property... Well, I mean, it's PRIVATE! Why would anyone ever think it is okay to land their dinghy on someone's private dock, or private property!?!
Then we get to the complaints that sound like they might have some merit.
The city is changing the rules for landing on public property? You say "not by boat, but by dinghy." Not sure what that means. A dinghy is a type of boat, and almost any boat can serve as a dinghy. Are you saying they have created some new rule
specifically for inflatables?
Did the city actually change the rules, have these rules been in place all along and they are just now enforcing them, or is this "one deputy" just taking it on himself to enforce things differently? This is something that you need to find out. If the city changed the rules it will be published somewhere--they can't just change laws and keep it a secret.
If tying up at the school
means immediate transportation to jail, then that means there has to be a law that specifically prohibits this. If so, okay, you have to obey it. If not, then that would constitute false arrest and any attorney worth his salt
should be able to get you a fat award
in court. Have people actually been arrested for this? Do you know what they were charged with?
No offense, but your post comes off as just another rant. If you want to make a positive difference you need to be more specific, more focused, and strictly factual. You need to stick to real problems, not complaining because you can't land on private property or tie up in a federal right of way.
If things are changing in Madeira Beach then it is good for everyone to be aware. But more details need to be provided before anyone can do anything about this.
Good luck to you, whatever the case is.