C'mon man READ.
Residents haven't paid up to this point. Room occupancy taxes have.
And river dredging was not pumped back on the beaches it was pumped on to Eagle Island if my memory is correct. It was a commercial need and I agree it needed to be done. But I also look at inlet dredging as a commercial need.
Beach sand pumping is needed as tourism brings in hundreds of millions of dollars.
Using your logic - if only 5500 people go the the stadium to watch baseball then all residents should NOT have to pay for it !!!!
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