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Chicken Little speaks again?

May 3, 2013

To the editor: Cape Coral, the city of “Doom and Gloom”?? Really? The sky is falling!! The sky is falling!! Do we really need this excessive, exaggerated advertisement from a Cape Coral Councilman......

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onlythetruth

May-03-13 6:31 AM

I think what frightens me the most is the fact you once occupied a seat on the dais, and that to date you still do not understand municipal finance regarding dedicated funds. The only other explanation is that you do, but choose to intentionally ignore the facts to suit your position. So, which is it? Is it really any wonder how we got into this mess.........Jeez.

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1sandy

May-03-13 7:27 AM

Still can't accept that you and your cronies are gone, eh? It must be truly hard to accept, however, anticipating emails from you RAGs every week does remind me of the consternation that you all must be in, so taking the time to read them...priceless.

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Raydunavant

May-03-13 7:33 AM

You did not run again because tripe like this would have gotten your head handed to you in the election.

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linda53

May-03-13 8:14 PM

Kuhen needs to list five things that he accomplished during his reign of terror from the dais..like the Mayor, he rails about the "injustice" of things that went unaddressed by him during the time they had all the power. Hello! This group, including the mad printer, needs to educate themselves and quit trying to write their own version of history. Their time in history will be labeled as "Cape politics Amateur Hour"

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netransplant

May-03-13 8:40 PM

Eric hasn't had an original thought since high school. Cabana Eric was a rubber stamp for the fab five and would sit and rock his chair like an infant. Eric is an idiot, you think?

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1sandy

May-04-13 8:06 AM

We all have heard of "Eric the Red," "Eric the Conqueror," and now we have the Cape's own "Eric the JOKE!"

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Packer

May-04-13 11:24 AM

Hello?? Your complaining about a 6-2 vote. Hello?? why weren't you complaining about a 5-3 rag vote? Week after week after week. Hello? You ignored the cities problems... Hello? Why did you come clean in the beginning and tell us the Road Ahead was expensive and unpaved? Hello? Can ya answer that?

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lightswitch

May-05-13 2:47 PM

Packer you are correct the vote when most did not complain before the Road Ahead Gang was finally put together for the home owner who was not dependent on city business to run his. Or the homeowner who was not having to have his business subsidized by the home owners who bore in their real estate tax over 90% of the city's revenue and commercial 8%.

You are correct! It took more than one election to turn that around. It took 2 with a plan. That will come again in Aces!

Here is where you are wrong. When the economy was booming your city councils more than 1 were not investing in the area north of Pine Island Rd.. Because it was a no man's land more sparsely populated than rural farmlands in the mid west. Those folks chose that area for many reasons but knew what was there and about when it would be coming. Also they no more wanted to help pay for the rest of us saddled with assessments that when paid would create more money for their improvements. contd.

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lightswitch

May-05-13 2:57 PM

I posted here then that they should have their roads rebuilt and it was. A plan was put in play under the Road Ahead Gang. You need to ask yourself who disregarded the plan of $6.5 million that would have paved another 130 miles bringing the total to 260 miles. YOUR VERY OWN SLICK 6 and their city manager John Szerlag. Now we know the city was saddled with the North water plant that you do not want to pay for. Well this was capital improvement so live with what you've got! Oh and before you get more roads you are going to get $104 million water/sewer expansion which would have been another 208 miles of road. BUMP, BUM, BUMP,...Choke On It!

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Packer

May-05-13 8:39 PM

Lightswitch you can blame everyone til the cows come home. At the end of the day you can't ignore problems and expect them to go away. If you think u are whining and crying now wait til they get to bridges. We can m 8, fab 5, slick 6 all you want sooner or later we have to fix things.

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lightswitch

May-08-13 11:52 AM

You know packer I will agree with you on that. However you don't fix all 139 bridges at the same time. You don't repave hundred of miles of neighborhood roads all at the same time. It is a plan. It is a plan that takes place not when the road ore the bridge is falling down.

Now you might say that well this just came up? But I have been here for more than 3 decades. I complained a long time ago about how this city conducted its business and spent money foolishly.

But I had to give more attention to other things and not point out what my feelings were. I did study the alternatives and took my case every time to the polls. I assure you thyat will happen at the next election.

When the road situation came up in McGrail's district I was on this site stating itneeded a PLAN, it needed to be IMPLEMENTED immediately, and should go forward.

It was planned, and implemented! Gary King former city manager took $6.5 million and stated it would be in the future budget.

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lightswitch

May-08-13 12:05 PM

I know this because about 150 miles has been rebuilt and paved!

I also stated after the former city manager Gary King was fired for no cause by a council lead by McGrail, McClain, & Donnell. The new city manager John Szerlag breezed into town took Gary Kings budget and passed it in a his BALANCED BUDGET. I was pretty much correct in that except for the fact the $6.5 million had been removed along with other Capital improvements. Szerlag gave the same Dog & Pony show in Troy Michigan as he has in Cape Coral, FL. He practically gave the same speech to the New York Times even down to the same number of employees that would have to go the first year. While as he says he can give this present Slick Six Council anything they want I do not doubt that. However what he doesn't seem to have a feel for is getting them to cut the numbers of one of the biggest employers in the county as we see in the News-Press. It is easy to keep doing the same wrong things when money seems to be no ob

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lightswitch

May-08-13 12:11 PM

Most I think would take the direction of Lee County for its service level and affordable taxes.

If the city is paying too much to Lee County for duplicate Service cut that! But I haven't seen that happen in over 30 years. Ask yourself this The Mid point bridge I believe opened in 1999 and the deal put together on the tolls before that. If the deal was so bad why did this city go for the deal? I know the city used a lot of its revenue in gas tax and tolls to build part of Veterans Pkwy. I believe it was 15 years worth. So am I to assume new revenue flows in 2014 or have we already spent it elsewhere?

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