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Don’t raid 20/20

September 13, 2013

To the editor: Raiding the 20/20 is in violation of the public trust and is, really, an extreme violation of the public trust since it was voted in by the voters of Lee County....

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johngalt

Sep-15-13 7:51 AM

ConJob 2020 was to be a temporary program. It had noble origins, by design no doubt. Once the cash began to flow the career liars, cheats, & sociopaths moved in. It has reduced the amount of taxable land in the county and increased property taxes privately held parcels. The program overpaid for properties that no doubt benefited something or someone other than its stated intent. After years of corruption they placed a “freeze” on acquisitions. But the money kept flowing in. All that money! So we’ll just steal it outright says the current commission, no much of a surprise there. The program as acquired nearly 25,000 acres (nearly 40 square miles) and has fueled the religion of environmentalism locally, enough already! The sun sets every day, it is time for 2020 to sunset. Mission accomplished.

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1sandy

Sep-13-13 10:23 AM

How much preserved land do we really need? Ask the 20/20 group and they will say, "all we can buy." Right, with taxpayer money. Buying land that can NEVER be developed is not smart conservation investing, that why the conservationists out West don't buy beautiful mountains, they can't be developed. Take a look at some of the land that 20/20 has bought...that's right, some of it is practically under water at certain times of the year and can never be developed. Now go and check who originally owned the land. Try connecting the dots. Now you know why some of this useless land, over appraised, was bought by 20/20, with tax payer money. And the beat goes on!

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