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Big business over small?

October 18, 2013

To the editor: The Cape Coral City Council is tone deaf. I will tell you why....

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onlythetruth

Oct-18-13 9:20 AM

What is your solution Mr. Pound?

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lightswitch

Oct-18-13 10:39 AM

Contact McGrail Media, Inc.?

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Packer

Oct-18-13 7:13 PM

OTT asked this.....

What is your solution Mr Pound?

I ask the same....

What is your solution Mr Pound?

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ThomasPound63

Oct-18-13 8:08 PM

Of course, I won't hide behind an alias.

Given the 1000 character limitation, I would dare say that the first thing we need to do is elect councilmembers who will see this city through a different set of lenses. Secondly, we need to stop structuring our ordinances to work against local small businesses.

An idea, for instance, is to create an entertainment district that could rival the waterfront in Fort Myers. It could include restaurants, music, art, and the like that will appeal to people willing to spend money on such things. That is something that will cause a cash flow for the city. There are other ideas, of course.

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netransplant

Oct-18-13 8:40 PM

Why is every other community in SW Florida with these sign ordinances thriving? They have shown us that beautification can have a positive effect on the business community as well as the rest of the city. Your arguments have been proven to be false.

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johngalt

Oct-19-13 6:54 PM

true that, Mr. Pound.

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JBrandon

Oct-21-13 8:20 PM

First of all Cape Coral's local economy can no longer be based on the Real estate market. Even if the Real Estate market is able to crawl out of the hole it caused, it will take many years. My property has not even reached 1/2 way back to it's original worth. We need small businesses that employ 5-10 people that make a product and we keep the profit/money in Cape Coral. The colorful signs the council is complaining about are so much better looking than all the abandoned foreclosed houses in the area. The awful looking yards and broken fences are the eye sore- not the signs.

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NanaII

Oct-22-13 12:59 PM

Bill....as usual you've been drowning you sorrows in the Dewar's. As an attorney I would think you should know when you cross the line from comment to slander and libel! Just because you only see the filthy side of things and stoop lower that low in YOUR actions does NOT mean that we all operate that way. Some of us actually do care more about doing what is right, good and beneficial for our community and NOT how powerful and rich we can be.

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brsbill

Oct-29-13 8:45 PM

MR pounds idea of a entertainment district is not new, it has been floated before in years past. The CRA had a grand plan laid out to spend money on before the economy busted. He is right about big vs small business. If the city wants jobs it needs to chase the nickles instead of the quarters

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