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Experience counts

October 25, 2013

To the editor: The Cape Coral city elections are but weeks away. In the mayoral race it has come down to two candidates....

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linda53

Oct-31-13 2:21 PM

It saddened me,so very much, to read this letter from Tom McNulty. Knowing he drunk the RAG kool-ade and bought into their deception of lies. Knowing that our City was on the brink of disaster caused by the very person he's defending,has me wondering if his loyalty is slightly misplaced. IMHO, the hiring of King,the misuse of capital funds and the intimidation of the city employees should have been an eye-opening experience for anyone in touch with reality. Supporting someone that had their own agenda for a special interest group(RAGS)bankrupting the Cape to get a free ride from paying taxes. Shame on them and Shame on those that encouraged this to happen!

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Raydunavant

Oct-30-13 3:09 PM

Oops! I meant SITE, nor CITE.

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Raydunavant

Oct-30-13 11:37 AM

Dimbulb,

I am going to modify my vow to not comment on your posts to include doing so when you information is so blatantly wrong. I will continue to ignore your opinions, since they have no value to me.

The Veteran's Museum is on Leonard Street, but this was the cite of a Cash and Carry/Sweetbay grocery store.

The old fire station, now the Community Resource Center is on Chester Street, about a quarter mile away, and has nothing to do with the Veteran's Museum.

It is obvious to me that you have never been to either location.

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brsbill

Oct-29-13 7:41 PM

I would like to ask Tom McNulty where he got the phrase experience counts. Maybe a flyer or business card. maybe on a sign around the cape ? I would hardly call the mayors short time in the cape associated with experience. His executive experience is full of fluff and his only vision is a late afternoon pudding cup. His opponent is no better, i would not trust her with the church bingo money. This is the dilemma facing voters. Until there is a candidate that has signed a paycheck and knows what it takes to succeed, the cape will never change. The cape voters love mediocrity.

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lightswitch

Oct-29-13 6:31 PM

I know John Meihle was only sending out a warning to home invaders as most anyone of us would to deter any future malicious action by weirdos. Just funny how when someone else has the same concern he whistles a different tune. John stop making yourself look like a jerk and you owe someone else an apology!

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lightswitch

Oct-29-13 6:27 PM

JMeihle the paranoid X policeman with his surveillance cameras, and brothers Smith & Wesson which he stated on the website.

Hard to believe he does not know the difference between a vote (In Sullivan's case 63% of the vote) and voting out the other person. Where you asked to leave early. I mean retire early?

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lightswitch

Oct-29-13 6:13 PM

CapeCoralCuestions has had a problem with the $10,000 donation from mayor Sullivan from day one. CapeCoralCuestions why don't you go to the Veterans Museum if they do not want the donation or want to return it. I would like to point out that the building which had been a fire station was provided to the Veterans by mayor Sullivan and those FAB 5 council. It is on Leonard St. and you should visit. Never know you may learn something.

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CapeCoralCuestions

Oct-28-13 3:24 AM

Gall dang! I think Litwich is stuck in 2006! Everything he wrote was partially accurate but not for 2013! He’s been hitting the Dewars again! Tsk tsk

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CapeCoralCuestions

Oct-28-13 3:19 AM

“our current Mayor is available full time.” No he’s not. He’s late for meetings, misses meetings, falls asleep in public. Further he is biased toward his drinking buddies during Citizen Input, Pretends to be a friend of the veteran when he never served a day and didn’t personally fund the $10K donation to the Museum by himself. You want a city leader who threatens Lee County Commissioners with a baseball bat? A leader who was proud to go on media and say, “I don’t get mad, I get even.” His four years of experience on the dais includes two in which he was dragged on a leash by Gary King! Sully “calls Sal Grosso, “MR MAYOR.” What is THAT about?

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Electrician

Oct-27-13 11:15 AM

Experience? The current Mayor has approx. 206 weeks of experience as Mayor. The problem is its ONE week of experience repeated 206 times. Where's the outcomes? What has been accomplished? Remember he had a clear majority the first two years with a hand picked city manager. What did he do to move the City forward? The groundwork laid in the first two years should be producing outcomes in the last two years. Is there proof of any positive outcomes from the incumbent's individual efforts?

In interest of brevity, now substitute "Council Member from District 4" in the above paragraph.

The answers appear quite clear.

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onlythetruth

Oct-27-13 7:04 AM

You know Switchy, your last post below encapsulates just why the voters shouldn't re-elect your two heroes. Instead of trying to heal the patient, (the city), you and your cohorts take the Dr. Kevorkian approach. Which is the gloom and doom approach, doing anything to try and kill the patient, (the city),. Never have I seen a group of individuals who sooooo looked forward to, hoping against hope, that a city go swirling down the drain. And you wonder why no one wants you poeple in charge any longer.

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onlythetruth

Oct-27-13 6:58 AM

My, My, My wasn't the battle cry a few short years ago that the current mayor should be elected because he was from the private sector with NO government experience? Shoe seems to be on the other foot now. Well, I'll just ask one question: Had enough yet?

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onlythetruth

Oct-27-13 6:58 AM

My, My, My wasn't the battle cry a few short years ago that the current mayor should be elected because he was from the private sector with NO government experience? Shoe seems to be on the other foot now. Well, I'll just ask one question: Had enough yet?

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Lolita

Oct-27-13 2:14 AM

Dimb Bulb: Just watch the voters correct and voted overwhelmingly for Jim Burch. Then, come on this venue with another issue.

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lightswitch

Oct-27-13 12:13 AM

Meihle why did your boy Burch lose by 63% of the vote? Over 10,000 voter said no more of Burch!

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lightswitch

Oct-27-13 12:09 AM

Home owners add this to your 7% Electric Utility TAX, your increase in real estate tax based on a 7.1% increase in property valuation, $100 to $200 Fire Assessment. A Nice Big Portion Of Increase to your National Flood Insurance. Oh yeah, the build out will be very slow and very painful for the construction industry. Can anyone say F O R E C L O S U R E? The flippers of homes are having trouble and see their little projects slowing. The new construction is not hitting figures needed to sustain contractors or jobs. Plenty of mortgage money around and dropping rates show the interest in that money is not there. Mortgage rates dropping again! And business friendly? We already subsidize business solidwaste removal, and sewer charges. Build more to create more business that sustains a family and maybe 10 employees. Dynamic. Absolutely Dynamic. Let's have some more New Taxes and increases on the old ones! I give this city maybe another 2 years if they are lucky.

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Lolita

Oct-26-13 4:58 PM

Lynn Rosko for automatic reply system.

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LynnRosko

Oct-26-13 3:28 PM

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ, HEADD AND WILLIAMS FOR A BALANCED COUNCIL ON NOV 5th

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JMiehle

Oct-26-13 9:20 AM

Sullivan didn't get voted in, the others got voted out based on bogus info.

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KirstenThompson

Oct-26-13 7:31 AM

As I recall, when current Mayor Sullivan was running for office, he lived in Cape Coral the same length of time as Ms. Sawicki and had no prior government experience. Why now is it an issue for Ms. Sawicki? If you support Sullivan because his position on issues is aligned to your ideology, fine, then say so. But do NOT bring up length of residency or prior experience because then you are being hypocritical.

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onlythetruth

Oct-25-13 7:37 PM

My, My, My wasn't the battle cry a few short years ago that the current mayor should be elected because he was from the private sector with NO government experience? Shoe seems to be on the other foot now. Well, I'll just ask one question: Had enough yet?

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Raydunavant

Oct-25-13 7:37 PM

Tom, Retired business executive! His application for the UEP committee does not indicate that he has a high school education. It appears that he was a floor runner on the CBOE.

Have you seen a neurologist to check for mental instability?

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Lolita

Oct-25-13 5:56 PM

Unfortunately the Mayor came out of the starting gate almost 4years ago attempting to make change,but he left the ideas somewhere else. If he rated on good intentions I would give him a C minus...But...he failed sorry.

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Packer

Oct-25-13 5:56 PM

No thanks Tom.... Experience like that, was an indeed an embarrassing experience for Cape Coral as whole. Time for Sullivan to go!

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netransplant

Oct-25-13 2:46 PM

Tom, you don't know the same jerk I do, the one who after nearly four years on council still can't read an agenda, and has to be continually reminded he missed something. Or the mayor who fell asleep at a meeting of neighboring communities. You must mean someone different.

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