The story of the Smokehouse bridge practically writes itself. Marco City Council pays a consultant $25,000 (nothing new here). The residents tell council they don’t want to spend the money, so council says, Nah, we’ll be spending the money (nothing new here). The residents vote anyway (hey, the $25,000 was part of the deal), but council says, Nah, we don’t like your answer, we’re going with our idea (nothing new here).
Same old story, new topic.