Representatives Clay Ford (R-Gulf Breeze), Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola), Matt Gaetz (R-Destin) and Doug Broxson (R-Gulf Breeze) announce they are absolutely opposed to placing the burden of a toll, to finance the proposed Pensacola Bay Bridge expansion, on the constituents of Northwest Florida.
“I understand the importance the bridge plays in the Panhandle,” said Rep. Ford, “I cannot and will not support placing a toll on our residents to pay for the project. This proposal would be a job killer at a time when our economy is starting its recovery.”
“My opposition to the proposed toll is in keeping with our commitment to stand firm against the imposition of new taxes or fees,” said Rep. Ingram.
This is an ongoing discussion that will continue at least 5 years until the actual project gets underway. By then, we will come to a solution within our financial means that will not require us to impose or levy a tax or toll on our residents.