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Travel Reports – and future communications

March 7, 2014

To the editor: I previously wrote a letter to the editor concerning our newly elected mayor’s travels to Boston (in November 2013) and Washington, D.C. (January 2014)....

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Raydunavant

Mar-07-14 11:31 AM

Have you even bothered to contact the Mayor for a discussion such as you want, or do you just take pot shots like the other wannabe RAGS?

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KirstenThompson

Mar-07-14 2:10 PM

So why don't you go to council offices and ask your questions? The fact that you ask your questions in a LTE indicates that you want to stir the pot moreso than get answers to your questions.

p.s. Again, the trip to Boston was at no cost to residents of Cape Coral.

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certainsmile

Mar-07-14 6:43 PM

In the latest issue of On The Move, the mayor incorrectly states in her message that neither the Harvard trip nor the Washington trip costs the our taxpayers any money. This is a lie. We did pay for one trip. Will there be a retraction or a correction in a future issue? Was there time to correct this before it went to print and was it just ignored? Wait and see if this misinformation is just left out there to pacify some residents.

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Raydunavant

Mar-08-14 8:21 AM

Certainsmile, Do you think it was just a matter of timing? The paper was being printed before Jim Burch made his compensation motion.

Not everything is a conspiracy, contrary to what the RAGS will tell you.

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grumpy19

Mar-08-14 4:58 PM

A full written report should be posted for all of the residents to read online. No one individual should be required to contact their council member. In all likely hood, they won't have the answers as to what did we benefit from these trips. I include those we didn't have to pay for. She went representing Cape Coral, or were they for her own political benefit?

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JustanotherBill

Mar-10-14 5:50 AM

Lightswitch brings up a good point. The mayor’s salary and the council member’s salary are very low. A person would have to be an idiot to take any of those jobs for that pay. This is probably why so many of the past and current council members and mayors are inept. The entire system needs reworked. For a city this size the position of mayor should have an attractive salary and be full-time to attract competent mid-career professionals. There should only be 4 council seats with better pay. The increased level of competency and the better decisions will pay for the extra cost.

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grumpy19

Mar-10-14 12:40 PM

JustanotherBill: in order to have a full time Mayor, it would require a change in the law that we have now. We do need to change to a mayor type of Govt.. then we would not need a city manager which is called for in the law now, because we have a part time mayor and council. Personally, I would prefer Cape Coral becoming a new county. That will never happen because many don't want that. lightswitch: All that is required to run for office is residency for one year prior to running for office. As for a legacy for your children. Did you purchase a home for your legacy to your children? I sure as*****didn't. I taught my children to work for what they want, not what I leave them.

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Lolita

Mar-10-14 10:10 PM

Wow. Some don't even know the Mayor's salary. Too bad. Time to start attending Council meetings. That's where you learn and get to speak to them before and after the meetings. Try taking your venum straight to the chambers. They can handle it and with a smile.

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lightswitch

Mar-10-14 11:23 PM

From what I see she handles it with a 3 minute egg timer and a gavel. Not too much going on behind those 2 features that she uses.

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lightswitch

Mar-10-14 11:31 PM

As far as Grumpy's remark if you buy anything it becomes part of estate (small or large). Usually estates flow to heirs who are usually children, or may be even grand children.

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Lolita

Mar-11-14 10:46 AM

Please try harder when mentioning what the Mayor's position pays. It's not $16,000. The Council meetings are empty. Hardly anyone goes. Call the Mayor's office for a copy of her reports on trips. So easy. As for Mayor type of Government...shot down several times by the people in an official vote.

Council and Mayor salary increases, shot down by the people in an official vote.

Become a county, voted on, no,no,no by the people.

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lightswitch

Mar-11-14 4:36 PM

The people are watching and realize nothing is going to get accomplished for them at these meetings. Many do not vote for the same reason. However look at the split of those that still take the time to see the performance at city hall. Half a percent separated the 2 candidates. Some who even the few on this website are beginning to see that the new mayor and the city staff backed council is not getting it done. Just more borrowed money backed by homeowners fees and real estate tax to borrow more. When one sees Collier County, a county mind you have a debt per person of $18,000 and the city of Cape Coral has a debt of $59,000 plus not counting the debt each has for the County of Lee. Something is MORE THAN WRONG. By the way where is the city's plan to reduce DEBT? JUST MORE BORROWING WITH MORE 30 YEAR BONDS?

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lightswitch

Mar-11-14 4:42 PM

Oh amd Lolita yopu are welcome to inform us on her salary and how much the average home is selling for. Whatever the figure the point is this the homes are not close to the state average and the extra cash she earns over the next 4 years would buy a pretty good portion of a home in the City she LOVES and has NO STAKE IN!

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CapeCoralCuestions

Mar-19-14 9:33 PM

Wow! Clearly now that Sully has lost his suit, RAGs are back in active hate-mode. Do we really have to read these silly comments regarding the mayor and council from people who are still he!! bent on ruining this city? Many if not all RAGs have stated that that is their ultimate goal. To all reading this thread----please NOTE: RAGs are once again bringing people's KIDS into the fray! The RAGs and M-8 are Limbo experts: How Low Can You Go?

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