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Guest opinion: School district asks county to recognize its capital needs

February 27, 2015 The Lee County School District needs the help of the County Commissio. more »»

Guest opinion: Impact fees pay for needed infrastructure

February 27, 2015 As some of you know, I was born and raised in Lee County and therefore, have always been very biased about the welfare of my county. more »»

Guest opinion: Raising impact fees is an assault on the middle class

February 27, 2015 Don’t you just hate activation fees? It feels like such a rip-off when a company charges you an upfront activation fee, claiming it covers “setting up your account,” knowing full well that it plans... more »»

Guest opinion: The truth about impact fees

February 27, 2015 For the past several months I have observed individuals from one side of the impact fee issue who are misguided and blatantly sharing misinformation about impact fees to feed their own caus. more »»

Guest opinion: Issues shared at Southwest Florida Regional Summit

February 27, 2015 Buzz words come and go, sometimes with great meaning attached. Other times, a buzz word’s use simply prompts trendy conversations. The word “regionalism” comes to mind as a term that’s used by man. more »»

Put your 2 cents in on impact fees

February 27, 2015 To the editor: One million Lee County residents. That is the reality of our growth and it will happen in the next few years. more »»

Voters deserve more control over city tax initiatives

February 27, 2015 To the editor: 2015 is the Cape Coral City non-partisan elections. The last election smelled bad with fighting for the mayoral seat. There were arguments over the canvassing board and voter fraud. more »»

Extending the bar hours a dopey idea

February 27, 2015 To the editor For the Cape Council to even consider the extending of bar hours, in the South Cape, reflects a shameful dereliction of duty and makes one wonder if some Council members understand wh... more »»

Jobs for terrorists?

February 27, 2015 To the editor: What is wrong with our President? One of his staff recently stated that giving these terrorist jobs will help stop terrorism. He refuses to say the evil words of “Islamic Terroris. more »»

Can’t run and can’t hide

February 27, 2015 To the editor: Aren’t you sick and tired of the likes of Dick Kalfus and his right wing friends who are constantly preaching to us about terrible things are in our great country and also what a... more »»

Jobs, religion and money

February 27, 2015 To the editor: The newspapers are replete with stories of the lack of employment in this country. more »»

President has blinders on

February 20, 2015 To the editor: My prediction is----- I predict that the United States of America will not be attacked by the Radical Islamic Terrorists in a major way for the next 24 months. more »»

Politicians and potheads — a dangerous combination

February 20, 2015 To the editor: The legalizing of pot is a bad idea! Only irresponsible pinheads would rail for the availability of marijuana to anyone and everyone on an indiscriminate basi. more »»

Time for some middle ground

February 20, 2015 To the editor: Fifty-plus years of failure certainly does not make our country look good. The embargo (sanctions) has failed. Committing terrorist and violent acts against Cuba did not work. more »»

The American soul

February 20, 2015 To the editor: The recent increase of immigration from developing countries to those better developed only serves to point out the fact there are not enough jobs for the tremendous increase of... more »»

Cape needs to cut spending

February 13, 2015 To the editor: Can the City of Cape Coral do anything without charging the taxpayers? The city wants early elections so it is going to cost the taxpayers again; all this city can do is come up with... more »»

Impact fees for schools

February 13, 2015 To the editor: Before we start touting the ventures of increasing impact fees, it’s important to step back and review the purpose of such charges. more »»

Sarcoidosis Awareness Month approaching

February 13, 2015 To the editor: April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. Most people don't know what sarcoidosis is because they never heard of it, or don't know anyone who has i. more »»

Where does it end?

February 13, 2015 To the editor: I keep hearing about cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay increases for the military and cutting the military down to WWII levels yet not one single peep about stopping payments... more »»

Cuba no threat to the U.S.

February 13, 2015 To the editor: Cuba has been held hostage under an embargo by the U.S.A. for more than 50 years.The reason given for this is the perception of them being a communist state. more »»



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Letters To The Editor Poll

  1. Yes, back up to 45 percent of the level charged two years ago.
  2. Yes, as county staff recommends, back up to 85 percent, of the level charged two years ago.
  3. Yes, bring it all the way back to the level previously charged.
  4. No, leave the rate at 20 percent of the level charged two years ago.
  5. No, reduce the rates further.
  6. Eliminate the fees entirely.
  7. Other.