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New vehicles, new taxes on council agenda

April 19, 2013

Cape Coral City Council is expected to set a public hearing date Monday for a proposal that would add a tax of up to 10 percent on electric bill....

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Apr-23-13 7:24 AM

Sophisticated theft, that is what this new tax amounts to. Rather than someone like Kevin McGrail pointing a gun at me and demanding my wallet, he and others use the police power of government to take and spend frivolously. Want to make the case there is no frivolous spending or that it amounts to little? How many city employees will retire with no pension? Probably very few. The rest of us must fund our own retirements. This is a massive expense and it is luxury. Look at the financial condition of your family then compare that with the condition of government facilities, employees, and fascist companies. In spite of longer hours and harder work, my family has been in financial decline for six years. Thanks to those of you who have been picking my pocket.

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Apr-23-13 1:12 AM

It is a sad day for the citizens for Cape Coral. Most on Council did not even want to entertain the GoBond or placing tax on the Ad Valorem Tax Bill to make affordable to familes. Too much work! Seasonal and Vacant Lot Owners get a free ride again off the backs of the working families! Forget new business locating here...once they figure this tax out they move across the river, plus less disposable income to support biz!

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Apr-23-13 1:06 AM

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Apr-22-13 11:26 AM

I hope they put these fees through because it will reduce residential building, reduce resident resale, and the sellers will have to take a further cut to sell their home if they have to. Oh and the real estate agents they get to share in the hair trimming too. Not even to mention what the small businesses will incur. Eventually the waters will settle after a long time (it is only going on 7 years so far.) hopefully the state will come in and maybe we get to pay residential taxes in line with what a home owner pays there!

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Apr-22-13 11:19 AM

Why will the businesses not have a 7%, 8%. 9%, or 10% charge for a utility tax? We already know the city takes in a small percentage of real estate tax from them. We already know the residential tax payers subsidize the businesses sewer rates and solid waste rates.

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Apr-22-13 11:12 AM

I agree McGrail comes up with rgw utility tax not knowing what it was going to bring in. It plainly showed he does not have a clue about even his own electric bill, the time of the year it is how it would affect year round residents. The McClain chimes in with the fact he knew right away it would bring in more than the $150 per household. This is an example of the poorly informed seasoned city council this city has voted into office, the poorly equipped LIARS or both. There is little wonder that this governing body is so challenged here in Cape Coral, Fl. Utility tax an extra $100 a month, a fire service tax to over fund an extra $25 million plus, all ready high cost for water & sewer rates. Absurd charges for infrastructure for water & sewer, a .09475 millage rate. All this to continue to support a city that shouldn't be!

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Apr-19-13 10:08 AM

All these clowns do is sit around and spend and tax. Do they think they are Obummer. It is time to vote them out. This entire city is,-and has been run by spend and tax city officials, it is time that this mess stops, and fiscal responsibility is put in place and real growth is implemented not growth on the back of the property owners, so they can life "High on the hog"

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