I noticed today the recent published issue of the Cape Coral Daily Breeze did not print the percentage results of last week's poll question.
It was regarding the question if residents were having a problem with standing water from the heavy rains.
Most who responded indicated they were NOT having a problem.
I also noticed the city quickly expressed the CRA project with Storm Water Control.
The Storm Water TAX needs to be rescinded completely or reduced. It probably needs to be incorporated into the Public Works Budget line item at the very least!
Cape Coral the highest TAXED city in Southwest Florida!
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My mistake. The results were: Have you been affected by street flooding? Yes, in my neighborhood. - 18% Yes, while traveling in Lee County.- 8% Not much, it drains quickly. - 27% No.- 45% Other. - 2%
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Take a hard look at the park usage in today's poll.
Maybe it shows a cutback is needed here as well. That does not mean NO Parks & Recreation it means cut and rearrange the funds available, if necessary.
This city has not a clue the difference between some and none.
Even the much wealthier community of Bonita Springs told Schwing cut the budget reducing the general fund! And that is what he is doing!
See you at the polls. Casting a NO ballot for the ones still running who put in a 7% Electric Utility TAX, the Fire Assessment TAX. Diversification my foot watch the TAXES, as they skyrocket while the rest of the cities in the area cut back and control TAXES! You poor souls that have to pay $20,000 plus for water/sewer ($130 plus a month) and then the overpriced cost of using the system, and then about $120 a year for Electric Utility Tax, either $93 to $230 plus a year for a Fire Department you have already been paying for. Oh do not forget a 1 point reduction in millage r
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home valuation went up 7.13%. If you have not figured out you are being screwed on every point listed then you will when you receive your tax bill with all the figures totaled. PS the Union workers will be taken care of with their base pay, overtime, special pay. How about you?
Too bad only a small percentage reads what is posted on the website as opposed to the actual newspaper.
A reprint would show others the point that the dept. is in need of a look and a reduction.
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litwich when are you going to stop drinking long enough to remember the people voted you OUT?
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CapeCuestions who exactly do you perceive me to be? Do you perceive me to be a person who was a prior elected politician?
Maybe it is you who has a fogged mind from either drink or dope?
However like many of my predictions they have come true. So when the residents begin receiving their NEW TAXES on the upcoming tax bills they will be at the polls to begin the dismantling of the 6 on council that have put these new taxes into play. McClain the first to go as I predicted even though he self destructed. He knew he was was a feeble attempt to get himself reelected. A waste of money, his time and the people's tax dollars! Second on the list will be Kevin McGrail. He has already begun to try to sooth Lee County Electric with the light over every bus stop. This makes their collecting the Utility Tax palatable for them with the additional use of electricity which from residents and businesses may just go down in kilowatt hours.
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Litwich: McGrail has been working on making our children's bus stops SAFER FOR OVER TWO 1/2 YEARS! How did you miss that fact? (Oh, wait! It can't BE a fact becoz it directly contradicts you.) We have not reached the budget process yet, your claims about what will happen on tax bills is SPECULATION and INNUENDO! As for the UEP "you poor souls" are up in the north with NO Fire Hydrants. All water must be trucked in. And then RAG-o-sours complain about too many trucks (each carrying their own water supply) arriving on scene until the tanker shows up! Those POOR SOULS augment the electric light bill from LCEC because the north Cape has ALMOST NO street lights, but are still taxed for it. Just as they are taxed for the fancy medians, dredged canals, etc. in the south. Hopefully, those of you with land will give them to the city when water goes through and they can be lumped together to make large business blocks!
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Most see clearly what and how Kevin McGrail operates and what he has done and is planning to do. I betting he does not get elected so see you at the polls. Maybe Kev will write a nice letter for you!
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This poll seems to be about the parks and it shows people are using them to some degree but the storm water issue clearly showed a need to look at the dept and how it is funded. As I stated the lighting is being half aced looked at by McGrail helping to sooth LCEC and continued increased overhead for the residents renters and homeowners alike. Mpst renters think they receive a bye on most of these taxes not understanding their landlord is factoring these into their rent, as they should.
Cape Coral Meatball I mean cuestions does not mention the canals are used in addition to the hundreds of gallons of water on the pumper trucks, etc. As far a the lighting I still say McGrail who talks forward would be looking at renewable solar energy and not just slapping up a "light on a pole" (his words. Although it is the Cape Coral way doing it over and over and over and never getting it correct. Example the mahogany trees were planned and planted in the CRA project and now are being torn up and replaced. Standing watewr on Lafayette St.? Must be time to deplete money sitting in funds so the city can capture its administration charge to run itself. I am surprised we have not heard about the computer system and the company the city is keeping a float to "someday" provide this specialized government software program. People need to have a say on a ballot to rework this city from top to bottom. Too many services for not enough people. One house on a city block d
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