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Should the county use 20/20 funds to help balance its operations budget?

  1. Yes, it’s better than a tax increase.
  2. No, voters approved that tax strictly to buy environmentally sensitive lands.
  3. Maybe, for one year only.
  4. I don’t care either way.
  5. Other.
 
 
 
 
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lightswitch

Sep-06-13 9:24 AM

If this TAX is used this year to balance a budget then what are we to expect next year?

I reminds me of the a person who funds his 401K or any other means of savings for a specific use. Then redirects the money and shortly there after says. "I don't have the money for the use I put it towards."

Sunset the the 2020 Tax, balance the budget on what revenues we have and be done with it.

The best part of this is the TAX has been in place for 15 years and the city I live in, Cape Coral with 25% of the county's population has not directly received a single dollar!

What great representation I have and I have a local resident siting on the BOCC. Good job John Manning?

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numbnutz

Sep-08-13 9:44 AM

Using it to keep from higher taxes and pay down existing bills is better than the BOCC using it as their private slush fund, buying their buddies land for millions that can be had for ten thousand.

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nonevernono

Sep-10-13 9:28 AM

Can someone explain to me how it is possible for the state to have the largest budget surplus in history. But the county and cities are constantly raising taxes and levies. There is only one answer, the LOCAL government is wasting the money they have instead of spending in wisely. The incompetence of the local elected officials in this area is staggering. People this moronic should not be able to govern in the name of the people.

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numbnutz

Sep-10-13 11:14 AM

nonevernono, not arguing the locals are incompetent. But the State, our Criminal Gov in particular, grew the surplus by screwing over the elderly in nursing homes, children in State care, the mentally challenged, teachers, firefighters and joe lunch bucket public workers. As usual the only wons who benefitted for Scott's budget were his corporate buddies.

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nonevernono

Sep-11-13 9:48 AM

Numbnutz get a grip, I'm tired of the old lib/demo spiel, of it's the republicans fault, so why don't you come right out and say it "it's Bush's fault" then you can put your head back in the sand

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jr4623

Sep-19-13 12:18 PM

i do not see why the comments about the state here it a Lee county issue the tax was supposed to be for a set number of yrs as voted on . but at the expiration of the time then boc decided they liked the tax and kept it against the voters mandate of a fixed time period. then spending outrageously high prices on some lands that probably would not be developed. without and not properly appraised and then they switched to throwing tens of millions of tax dollars to billionaire ball clubs if you look at the latest economic development map we are still down baseball only provides a few part time temp jobs.

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jr4623

Sep-19-13 12:18 PM

i do not see why the comments about the state here it a Lee county issue the tax was supposed to be for a set number of yrs as voted on . but at the expiration of the time then boc decided they liked the tax and kept it against the voters mandate of a fixed time period. then spending outrageously high prices on some lands that probably would not be developed. without and not properly appraised and then they switched to throwing tens of millions of tax dollars to billionaire ball clubs if you look at the latest economic development map we are still down baseball only provides a few part time temp jobs.

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