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The Cape Coral election

September 27, 2013

To the editor: Reading some of the comments concerning the candidates, we can’t help feeling that some small-minded individuals believe that the best interests of the city are served by inserting......

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lightswitch

Oct-04-13 8:33 PM

Julie Stevens if Gary King during the 1980's brought down all the savings and loans in the United States. Then tell us how Senator John McCain GOP presidential hopeful was involved. I can't wait to hear your take on that. Was he fighting with Gary King over who the real perpetrator was? AHHAHA

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lightswitch

Oct-04-13 8:25 PM

Oh yeah Julie Gary King was responsible for bring down the saving and loan banks all over the United States!

Pinch yourself and wake the heck up.

You just showed most you don't know what the*****your talking about. That is history from the 1980's.

Being so informed about banking pray tell which person was responsible for the current events in 2006 and on for the financial meltdown at the big banks and the hundreds and hundreds of banks all over the United States. Come on you are smarter than that last statement about King. What he discovered and revealed was a 40 year old city that was as ineffectual at accounting and systems as anyone could ever dream.

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Raydunavant

Sep-30-13 11:27 AM

Shadow, based on his postings, he is educated on very little.

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Shadowrider99

Sep-29-13 11:05 PM

Grumpy

Clearly you are not educated on tax rates and Millage. For the mayor and your benefit. The rollback rate is the tax rate necessary to raise the same amount of taxes citywide as was raised in the prior year Any Millage rate in excess of the rollback rate is a TAX INCREASE Hope you have learned something.

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Shadowrider99

Sep-29-13 11:05 PM

Grumpy

Clearly you are not educated on tax rates and Millage. For the mayor and your benefit. The rollback rate is the tax rate necessary to raise the same amount of taxes citywide as was raised in the prior year Any Millage rate in excess of the rollback rate is a TAX INCREASE Hope you have learned something.

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grumpy19

Sep-29-13 11:18 AM

Shadowrider99: The millage rate stayed the same as last year. Going to the roll back rate would have been a tax decrease, but holding at the same rate as the previous year is not an increase. I do know what a tax increase is also. It was not increased as I have stated. The Mil stayed the same, had it gone to the roll back rate, how much less would the city collect in taxes?

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Eileyn

Sep-28-13 10:35 PM

Drag Queen? Aren't you the same one who said that Kirsten and I were also Lesbians? Nothing wrong with Lesbians. Just wonder why people throw that out as if it was an insult. Do you run around saying, "GEE, YOU HETEROSEXUAL, you probably wear suits to work" Come on Commonsense, LOL. What a joke. If you have to result to insults, you lost the debate. What a joke.

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JulieStevens

Sep-28-13 9:05 PM

From King's Resume

1987-90: VP Corp Telecommunications, Bank of New England. When BNE was seized in 1991 by FDIC, its federal seizure bailout was the second largest on record.

1984-87: VP Telecommunications RepublicBank Corporation, Dallas. First RepublicBank Corporation holds the dubious distinction of being the largest FDIC insured banking organization ever to fail, at an estimated cost to the FDIC of $3.9 billion; the most costly resolution the FDIC has ever completed.

How's that Kool-Aid tasting?

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onlythetruth

Sep-28-13 7:54 PM

JulieStevens....you are so misinformed it is frightening. King was fired a little over 2 years ago for being inadequate. You understand, he was FIRED!! The public demanded it when the antics of the Fab 5 were uncovered and they lost their majority on council.

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LynnRosko

Sep-28-13 4:14 PM

VOTE FOR SULLIVAN, LEETZ, HEADD and WILLIAMS!

Bring sanity back to government!

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Lolita

Sep-28-13 12:17 PM

Oh Dick. So you don't know the opponent, but you make wild accusations about her and assumptions and try to injure her in the community. She is a fine person, hard working mother, educated and willing to step forward to bring a breath of fresh air. The alternative, Sullivan, is the same old, same old, tiresome statements. He has not been able to make any headway in four years. Sorry,

VOTE MARNI SAWICKI FOR UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY.

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Shadowrider99

Sep-28-13 11:55 AM

Grumpy

Clearly those who aren't educated enough to understand what a tax increase is and is not should not post here. ANY Millage rate that is above the rollback rate is a tax increase. I guess on your world when Sullivan voted the increase in the Millage rate two years ago he was increasing taxes. You can't have it both ways. What's really sad is that I think mayor Sullivan thinks just like you do. That's the problem

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grumpy19

Sep-28-13 11:28 AM

Raydunavant: Wow, how is a .25 mil decrease and increase? That .25 mil is tied into the non existant, for now, fire service assessment. You also have to remember that he has one vote. His vote would not have changed a*****thing concerning taxes. The rate was kept at it's present rate, not increased.

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Packer

Sep-28-13 10:26 AM

Dick!! I just took a millisecond and read the entire accomplishments list of Sullivan's term. It is real short read and I suggest you do the same! I have to say I disagree, and feel for you bro. Hitching your wagon to a broken horse and telling yourself the horse will run is always a tough one to deal with.

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Eileyn

Sep-28-13 7:22 AM

"The Mayor is respected throughout Cape Coral and beyond and has demonstrated remarkable compassion and understanding of all the pressing issues" This is an opinion based statement. Here is my opinion back, "Really?" It's my opinion that the Mayor has not been professional or respectful. Telling people to put corks in, have Hard Ons for folks, waffling on whether or not to push King in as City Manager..and the list goes on. The mayor promised he had answers 4 yrs ago, he didn't answer the questions I had. Nope, and yeah, he was the outsider, a self proclaimed activist. Talk about spiteful and meaness. He called a group of citizens Malcontents, and Cracked Pots. Yep that's professional and respectful perhaps in the Minutemen/Road Ahead Group, but not in the world that the rest of live in.

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JulieStevens

Sep-27-13 10:41 PM

Linda53, I think you've got it backwards. Gary King was running the show 4-5 years ago and was definitely the proverbial hand behind the curtain. Mumbles was simply a puppet King and his Court selected because they knew they could control him and that he'd do what they said, especially since Sullivan's never had an original thought in his life.

And, when things got too hot, when people started discovering King's past involvement with insolvent S&L's and major bank failures, real interesting how King disappeared off the face of the earth, isn't it? Anyone know where he is?

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KirstenThompson

Sep-27-13 10:20 PM

"His opponent is probably a nice person. However, she is inexperienced, relatively new to the area and she cannot possibly have a handle on the complexities involved with the job. "

Wasn't Mayor Sullivan inexperienced when he was first elected 4 years ago? Were you opposed to him then for his lack of experience Mr. Kalfus? And to say someone couldn't possibly have a handle on the complexities of the job is just downright condescending.

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linda53

Sep-27-13 6:57 PM

@ Penguy.... ask John about his involvement in the selection of ex-CM King and the stopping of any Growth for our city. I am curious in his answers

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Raydunavant

Sep-27-13 6:54 PM

Sully voted for a tax increase last week when he voted for quarter mill decrease which was still higher than the Roll Back rate, which would bring in the same dollars as last year.

He did this because he was flummoxed,as usual.

That is what you get when you hire a CBOE floor runner as mayor.

Ask Sully where he went to high school...not on the record.

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PenGuy

Sep-27-13 6:26 PM

Wherever I go I hear people talking about voting Sullivan out of office because he always wanting to rise taxes or push the utility project through. This shows how ignorant voters are, not only in Cape Coral, but everywhere, as they never look to see how those in office vote. Maor Sullivan has never voted for tax increases or the utility project as he feels it will displace too many people that can't afford it & will lose their homes. He votes for what is best for Cape Coral, not supporters or blocs.

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Lolita

Sep-27-13 5:24 PM

Nice to read your comments. You recognized the whole "scheme" and he fell for it. Too bad,he seems to be a nice guy.

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Disgusted1

Sep-27-13 1:01 PM

The scariest thing about the latest Kalfus Komment is how rational and sane he sounds. He states, choosing his words oh so carefully: "In the other Council race, it's clear again. The incumbent led the charge for higher taxes and the challenger is advocating a more compassionate and conservative approach."

"Other council race?" "the challenger?" VOTERS BEWARE. Here's my take on this. Upfront, okay, I'll admit it, I sound almost as krazy as Kalfus, but stay with me, dear readers. The challenger is Rick Williams, a secret Sullivan-Leetz plant, an undercover brother quietly hoping to make good use of the Anti-McGrail vote. I don't care for McGrail either, but what's our choice? 6-2 or 5-3? Forewarned is forearmed.

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