EAST NAPLES, Fla. - Hundreds of people spoke out about a $130 million plan to bring Jackson Labs to Collier at Tuesday's Commission meeting.
Supporters wore blue t-shirts, showing they want the project to move ahead. Opponents, held signs asking to vote on the issue themselves.
The Productivity Committee gave their recommendations to Commissioners about long-term funding strategies. Those include a millage rate increase or a sales tax increase. That means taxpayers could be paying for part of the project.
Commissioner Fred Coyle said its too early for them to vote on a funding option or if Jackson Labs should be put on a referendum. Instead, Commissioners are asking staff to review short-term financing for Jackson Labs including interfund loans and franchise fees