Continuing to Miss the Point
First off – for those that have lived here on Syndicate Island for more than one year – so what else is new?
But more importantly, whether there is a bridge or not, whether it has a toll or not, whether the lead up to the new bridge has a median with FDEP-approved foliage (ergo, not native and contaminated) and an irrigation system that waters not the plants but the asphalt, is not the point.
The point is that the new toll bridge will continue the bent by the syndicate to make this island nothing but a commercial enterprise. Therefore, residents are not welcomed, so get out, and the sooner the better. The ruse of the bridge is but an extension to the practices of collapsing property values so the syndicate’s benefactors can buy back the real estate needed to ensure that there is a Starbucks on every corner and serial Cape Marco’s down the beach. Because after all, the “tourists” won’t mind waiting in a line to pay a toll – it’s part of the adventure in getting to their vacation destination, akin to surviving those insufferable queues at the airport.
So, preserve whatever dignity you have left, stop taking surveys that are ignored and used to placate the ignorant, stop writing letters to the local race tip sheets and for that matter stop patronizing all local businesses on the island since they are the primary driving force for driving you out.