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Cape council to begin budget workshops

July 31, 2014

Cape Coral City Council will hold its first budget workshop next week. The open-to-the public meeting on the budget proposal for Fiscal Years 2015-2017 is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug....

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Wilson

Aug-24-14 9:29 PM

There is allot of phony numbers generated by the Finance department and the city manager. Couple that with 8 stooges sitting at the Dias you see why we are getting it shoved down our throats. An honorable and competent city council who want to represent the citizens would have put taxes up for a vote. The FSA and PST should be voted on. If we want to cut services it is up to us. They are suppose to represent the citizens and a majority of the citizen. Instead we get a 3 legged stool to be used to milk the tax payers. They cannot be voted out soon enough, then we can repeal some of this crap.

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lightswitch

Aug-18-14 8:04 PM

Let's give the unions What the private sector Received over the last 6 years. Yes let's give them a negative .8% And fund their pensions with the red Negative figures as was witnessed, not the automatic 3% increases every year no matter what happens. Why even COLA for social security only gave 1.5% after 3 years of no increase. In fact social security is not even a blip on the radar screen compared to Fire pensions, police, or city staff pensions! Oh and these unions could have cared less that the private sector employee's who pay for their wages and benefits lost their unions or pension programs, etc., etc., etc. Literally poor souls? I think not. Their separation checks makes SS look like a kids lunch money and that is subsidized for 70% in this county!

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terrygolf1313

Aug-18-14 6:06 PM

We all know how this budget goes--Give the unions and other public servants(ha-ha)all they want and to heck with to public we dont count with these puppets.

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Duo008

Aug-15-14 4:44 PM

Wilson --- Saving money should NOT be the impetus for recycling.

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lightswitch

Aug-07-14 7:16 PM

Szerlag the city manager admitted they have $18 million in an escrow account not counting the 7% electric PST that began October 1, 2013.

They already borrowed another $102 million from the state for the UEP that they have stated can be used for anything they choose. The question asked at a council meeting was if we need a person at the Yacht Club can we use that money? Szerlag's answer was... yes we can. Yacht club personnel has not an iota to do with the water and sewer project in southwest 6 & 7.

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lightswitch

Aug-07-14 7:16 PM

Szerlag the city manager admitted they have $18 million in an escrow account not counting the 7% electric PST that began October 1, 2013.

They already borrowed another $102 million from the state for the UEP that they have stated can be used for anything they choose. The question asked at a council meeting was if we need a person at the Yacht Club can we use that money? Szerlag's answer was... yes we can. Yacht club personnel has not an iota to do with the water and sewer project in southwest 6 & 7.

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Wilson

Aug-04-14 10:33 PM

I don't recycle any longer, why should I it does not save me any money.

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Wilson

Aug-04-14 10:32 PM

Why bother to go to any meetings, just wait till the next election and vote out who we can. They all need to go. Then we start rolling back from these tax and spenders. We got rid of Terry Stewart and King, we can sure send this clown packing also. I also thought when they were pitching there fees fines and taxes they needed 20 million more, well now they will be getting an additional 5 million, hmmm where will it go, more payroll patriots and pay raises. This council is bought and paid for by the unions.

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lightswitch

Aug-04-14 3:16 PM

Last year the city of Cape Coral received $850,000 for recycled solid waste.

A $7 reduction was applied to residential customers. It could have been $21 based on figures then Councilman Marty McClain threw around. He and his sidekick McGrail wanted the $850,000 to be dumped into the general fund to operate the city and be spent on anything council and their stooge city manager came up with. They have already deemed a $5 increase turning The $7 saving to homeowners to $2. Where is the the money from last year not given back and the money from this year? There are more occupied homes thus more revenue in this past year. How about reducing the amount of business subsidy by residential home owners? By the way. Wallet Hub has this city pegged correctly. The valuation is up 3 years running 3.1%, 7.1% and 8% And it needs electric fee&%, fire assessment to make ends meet? This is fraud but the police depth. Is not going to follow up on city business, because it is they!

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