BRADENTON, Fla. — The trustee for the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority’s $115.9 million of defaulted bonds is providing financial support to entice volunteers to serve on the authority’s board, according to the Florida state representative who negotiated the deal.

Five of the SRBBA’s seven board members have resigned since last November, when the Securities and Exchange Commission began an inquiry into disclosure practices of the agency, which has had no funding for support services or liability insurance for years.

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