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Byline: Jim Waymer STAFF WRITER
A hurricane evacuation route for Cape Haze peninsula is the best reason for Charlotte County residents to approve a four-year extension of the 1 percent sales tax in November, County Commissioner Mac Horton said Friday.
But it's also an important step in keeping the county moving ahead, he said.
"Three years ago I decided to run for this job because I thought Charlotte County was at a crossroads. We can't go backwards," Horton told representatives from 18 local community organizations.
Creating an escape route for the peninsula - estimated at $11 million - would consume the first year of income from the 1 …