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What is your reaction to council moving forward with the Utility Expansion Project?

  1. I agree, it’s time to move forward and it will help with rates.
  2. I agree with the project but this is the wrong time.
  3. I disagree. The project needs to be revisited and should remain on hold.
  4. Other.
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Aug-01-13 12:00 AM

By the way, it has been reported that the fearless leader Sullivan referred to his Council as Clowns and Morons at a meeting last night (most of his cronies). Great...Now we have the leader that wants to be reelected calling the Council names. What a great leader. Wow.

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Jul-31-13 11:58 PM

Please list all the"other communities that do the UEP better,cheaper, whatever. I believe our fearless Chairman of the Board Sullivan tried that during his rants as a citizen and was proven wrong.

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Jul-31-13 9:34 PM

Linda 53I was told Carioscia was actually gesturing to you. That was before the break!

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Jul-31-13 9:30 PM

I point out for the 20th time King was fired for NO CAUSE spearhead by McClain who self destructed and Kevin Mc Grail who will never be reelected by people who do not work for the city. See you at the polls!

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Jul-31-13 9:28 PM

No one has ever addressed why no representative from the city ever attempted to meet with President OBAMA with not one shovel ready project. And forget about the party differences here this is Cape Coral, Fl., has not a*****thing to do with national politics.

Let us see who was the city manager at the time? Carl Schwing. His take "too many strings attached and we do not have the staff to gather the information for Federal grants".

Gary King hired a Finance Director Mrs. Bateman because part of her resume was she understood the Washington maize even though her background was Dept. of Education there. After that we began to seek federal grants. Gary King exposed so many weaknesses in this 40 yr. old city in keeping track of money and events. He showed what a hollow city government was in place here for 40 yrs. He walked into interest only loans a city with $850 million of debt service to pay for. He actively invested some of the stagnant money in the city treasury to make I

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Jul-31-13 7:49 PM

Well, read the news today. Health Department notices all who do not have public water supply (wells) to have their wells checked for increased germ infestation. If that can happen due to the storms every day, imagine when the tropical storms come. Infested water wells, overflowing sanitary systems, etc. Still think UEP not necessary, can't afford it, don't want it. Think hard.

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Jul-31-13 8:56 AM

Best prices in over a decade. Improved percentage reached. No further contamination of our ground waters. Enticement for business growth. Plenty of time to plan for this. WTF people, get it in the ground!

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Jul-31-13 12:48 AM

Meihle you need to breakout of your circle of friends and talk to the people who live here and do not make $148,000 on a police pension.

As I have quoted before in this city the median (that's average John.) household income in Cape Coral-Ft Myers is $45,256. It follows if per house hold has 2 adults and many do not they are single parent households. The average/median per person income would be half or $22,633 per person. Source 24/7 Wall St.. Another reason many companies are not interested in relocating or opening here. Also don't blame the conditions on the retires even if the city does have about 10% higher numbers than most communities in the country. Like I said Meihle you will never become a city councilman here. Less expendable income per person less commerce. There really is no substitute for plain stupid. 5% Bonus covers the low hanging fruit on the city's payroll. I can't wait another bungled SLICK SIX budget.

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Jul-30-13 10:25 AM

Wow, this survey seems to communicate a different opinion than those who attended the council meeting and that of Leetz and Sullivan.

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Jul-28-13 6:17 PM


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Jul-26-13 6:29 PM

Ahem...the coercion stopped the second King Gary, YOU and your cohorts were removed from the dais! I can only pray that the upcoming election removes the last remnants of RAGidiots. Thankfully, we are back on a path to the future...and it's looking brighter than it has in a long time.

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Jul-26-13 3:11 PM

Sully needs to get the swishy-washy gavel award. He let that one loud mouth woman take over the meeting! Shame on him for not having her taken out! And once AGAIN Leest left the podium in the middle of debate! And what was the rant against Carioscia? Leest is a despicable sack of manure!!! He's never met a human he didn't hate!

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Jul-26-13 2:03 PM

Is it true Lightswitch that you advised Leetz to do the looky looky crotch thingy to cause havoc in the council. It kinda backfired though because it proved that Sullivan has never had control over the meetings in city chambers. nor, his loose cannon from district 4

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Jul-26-13 11:30 AM

So now we see why everyone has a different deal with this city, tiers in water/sewer, hardship cases, Fire assessment large home/small/home, methodology square foot/linear foot. Other communities do not have to do this they had a plan that delivers services at reasonable rates. Cape Coral has no REAL plan after 40 years (well maybe there is a plan it is just not published) and is not truely workable.

Oh and just a reminder to city employees of all walks and descriptions. If you are making above $22,633.00 in total compensation feel blessed because most private companies could not have carried you from 2007 to present. The example of the person who made $75,000 probably did not include overtime, special pay uniform allowance, as much vacation time, insurance, 95% given in pension fund payments. The morale should be high compared to the private sector employees.

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Jul-26-13 11:16 AM

Now start taking out mortgages or rent, car payments in many cases (2), water/sewer assessments and monthly charges, electric (7% Tax on used kilowatts, car insurance, health insurance, a retirement program on top of the 6.5% taken out by the employer. food, fuel, etc. etc.. Even you get the picture. So the $50 a month over priced water/sewer bill now being paid by rate payers which is I believe is $110 becomes part of the burden. Especially when the city as we now see is bringing in 4.99% more just on real estate tax receipts for the coming year.

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Jul-26-13 11:04 AM

I always was for the project as long as it was not going to be carried financially by the current rate payers as these phases have been in the past. I always felt the project as most projects in Cape Coral were and probably still are overpriced by 50% or greater. If that is not the case then why can so many other communities do it better for less. There must be a reason why even when an outside consultant comes in he states. "Your debt is causing you to be among the highest if not the highest for rate payers". In case you have not been watching the unemployment in the city, county, and the country have improved. However if you read the piece in another newspaper today sourced by 24/7 Wall St. You would have seen a figure for the median household income that showed the median HOUSEHOLD INCOME here to be $45,266 which equates to $22, 628 per worker a year. The norm usually 2 workers per household except with regard to single parents, widows, widowers, retierees, etc.

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Jul-26-13 8:38 AM

Oh the switch agrees with the project but not the people bringing it forward. Guess if he was on Council he would vote for the project. Ha ha. Nice try. What happened to not now, not a good time, people cannot afford it, and on and on.

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Jul-26-13 12:01 AM

I agree with the project but not the people bringing it forward.

Overall cost is down and the individual cost per home is up $4,400.

I believe they do however have the project manager who is capable. As long has he is not directed to become a patsy to this city council (Slick Six) and city manager.

How many times have the rate payers already on the system have to get stuck and lied to.

Director Pearson is a quality director who I hope is not getting coerced by the city manager to please this whacky council. Specifically Cariosia, Erbrick, McGrail, Nestor and no run self destrucvt McClain!

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