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Utility plan methodology gets nod

June 7, 2013

It isn’t often that a plan to spend more money on anything in the city gets cheere....

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Jun-09-13 11:52 AM

How many years has it taken the city to find out that a. most utility projects in the United States are calculate assessments by linear feet, b. the cost is less, and c. who cares about the residents as long as the city is pulling in their percentage to administer the project and fill the treasury at the expense of the rate payers.

It is no wonder they can not provide to the churches and institutions what other communities have no problem providing.

Face it these utility Projects have been mismanaged for decades. What community takes 19 years or more to return over charged money that was earning interest by someone?

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Jun-07-13 2:07 PM

The six said to heck with the Florida Constitution we don't need to follow that.

Article 1 of the Florida Constitution Section 3 reads: (read the whole section please below please)

SECTION 3. Religious freedom.—There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

I am no lawyer, anyone know what laws Cape Coral is following.

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Jun-07-13 1:01 AM

"It's a benefit that has stood the test of time, and I believe it's the fairest way to move forward," Councilmember Kevin McGrail said. "We don't ever want to tax the churches out of existence."

Really? I actually think it would be a mighty fine idea to "tax the churches out of existence." I have a serious problem with any religious institution being given tax/fee breaks. Just gives me another reason to vote against you, McGrail.

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