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Guest Opinion: CRA incentives well spent on future location for Starbucks

June 21, 2013

The recent editorial in the weekend Breeze, “Pave the Road to Recovery,” simultaneously welcomes the news of a new development in the CRA area featuring Starbucks while criticizing the CRA Board of......

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onlythetruth

Jun-21-13 7:02 AM

I must say, it's refreshing to see a coherent, well thought out, and precise plan brought forward that is backed up by factual data and implemented with the welfare of the general public being first and foremost on the minds of those responsible for it's implementation.

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charlie66

Jun-21-13 9:34 AM

More TAXES is what this Manager brought to the table. More taxes, more taxes , more taxes

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charlie66

Jun-21-13 9:34 AM

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rocco1

Jun-21-13 10:12 AM

Economic sustainability = more taxes

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bobbie

Jun-21-13 12:36 PM

Many of us comprehend the purpose of impact fees, and are therefore thankful that the Cape has been wiser than the County on this issue, at this time.

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linda53

Jun-21-13 6:36 PM

Its nice to have a CM that understands the CRA vision plan..Bring on the downtown growth because its been a long time coming. thanks Mr. Szerlag for your expertise and knowledge to make good things happen in Cape Coral.

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Edward44

Jun-21-13 7:33 PM

Bravo. We look forward to more of this type of leadership.

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onlythetruth

Jun-21-13 7:59 PM

Just can't figure you out charlie66. In post for another LTE you defend President Obama, then you're over here complaining about taxes. You are an enigma....a mystery wrapped in a riddle.

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netransplant

Jun-21-13 11:25 PM

We are glad to have a plan to stabilize our local spending instead of robbing Peter to pay Deile, uh.....I mean Paul.

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johngalt

Jun-22-13 8:08 AM

Our CM says “But to have successful economic development, a city first must be economically sustainable. A city cannot achieve one without the other.” This is Clintonian doublespeak. As if business can only thrive under an bloated local government.(?) It is a great thing we’ve done in Cape Coral, giving this man a job; otherwise he’d most likely be dumpster divin’.

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Angelsonly

Jun-22-13 8:59 AM

See what this guy did to Troy Michigan, bankrupted the DDA there. We have a dark future with this guy.

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johngalt

Jun-22-13 10:04 AM

Our CM states “During the 18-month trial period for the waiver, only 10 projects received a waiver of road impact fees, all of which occurred in the first six months. The lack of interest in the program the final 12 months led to the decision to allow the incentive to sunset.” If we follow this pretzel logic closely we can conclude that impact fees do not discourage business, indeed they have no “impact” on business at all, so crank them up! “You can put kittens in the oven, but that don’t make ‘em biscuits.”

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CapeCoralCuestions

Jun-22-13 10:22 AM

At last! Someone in authority in Cape who will tell the truth about the RAGmeisters' LIES! About time that the nasty, libelous, posts by a few cheap-skates were exposed for what they are! Thanks, Mr. CM!

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terrygolf1313

Jun-22-13 11:45 AM

THIS CM LEARNED HIS LESSON IN TROY,THAT BEING ITS EASIER TO TAX THEN TO LOOK WHERE MONEY CAN BE SAVED HE IS GOING TO TAKE THE EASY ROAD TO PROTECT THE UNIONS AND THE HECK WITH THE TAX PAYERS THATS HIS PLAN AND HE IS GOING TO STICK TO IT.WE DONT NEED TO FIND CUTS AT CITY HALL WE CAN JUST TAX MORE.

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onlythetruth

Jun-22-13 10:12 PM

TerryGolf: Fore!! if you actually knew what you were discussing regarding Troy you would see you couldn't be any further from the truth than if you intentionally set out to be deceitful. Wait a minute, you are being deceitful.

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onlythetruth

Jun-22-13 10:15 PM

Ah Terrygolf, please impart your wisdom upon us poor unwashed masses, and tell us exactly where you would apply cuts. Seeing as how you obviously know better than the CM you should have quite a list. No generalities now, list specifics. Time to put up, or shut up.

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nannette

Jul-27-13 4:33 PM

economically sustainable. "Sustainability favors hypothesis over evidence. It relies on models, extrapolations, and appeals to authority. Evoking imminent catastrophe, sustainability advocates call for radical changes in economy and society—bypassing the disciplined application of evidence and reason.

Sustainability coerces rather than persuades." source: ***********businessweek****/debateroom/archives/2011/11/the_sustainability_movement_should_drop_out_of_college.html

EVERY TIME YOU HEAR THE WORD SUSTAINABLE YOUR POCKET IS GOING TO HURT. *******dsc.discovery****/tv-shows/curiosity/topics/unexpected-downsides-to-the-green-movement.htm

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