He's been working on it for the past year, and Thursday Panama City Beach Mayor Lee Sullivan is going public with his lifeguard plans.
He says now is the time.
Number 20 on Thursday's commission meeting agenda simply states "lifeguards," but there's a lot behind that simple word.
At a time where most are thinking of last minute shopping or making humble gestures, Mayor Sullivan is following his own holiday path, and many are thankful for his gesture.
Sullivan hopes the council members feel the same. We'll see Thursday how the council answers.
The Panama City Beach Commission meeting is Thursday at 6:00. A secondary part of Mayor Sullivan's proposal is putting lifeguards at the county pier and Rick Seltzer Park.