Voters in the small town of Fort Myers Beach on Florida’s southwest coast overwhelmingly rejected bonds for a new city hall Tuesday, with 87% voting against the sale of $7 million of 30-year general obligation bonds secured by property taxes.

The council sought the financing to build a new town hall to replace the current facility. It is in a building and on property the town has leased for 15 years at a cost of more than $1.5 million, according to the Fort Myers Beach website.

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