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Florida reject and relents allowing rainbow lights for bridge
Posted by Ron
Saturday, June 19th 2021 @ 09:03:21 AM EST


NBC News: The state of Florida has relented and given the city of Sarasota permission to bedeck the John Ringling Causeway Bridge in rainbow lights to mark Pride Month.

The Florida Department of Transportation, which had initially turned down the city's request, informed the city this week that it will allow the lights, Mayor Hagen Brody told NBC News.

"Today we received word from our FDOT District Secretary, following a meeting of the Secretary's statewide, that they have reconsidered our denial to light the Ringling Causeway Bridge in recognition of Pride Month," Brody wrote in an email Wednesday to the city clerk, Shayla Griggs. "As a result, our FDOT is reversing that decision and affirming our request as a matter of 'broad community interest.'" (For the full article, Click Here.)

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