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Editorial: Don’t raise impact fees

February 27, 2015

On Tuesday, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is set to re-discuss fees assessed to new construction projects in the unincorporated areas of the county....

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Mar-29-15 6:26 PM

In a CIVILIZED society, supporting the schools has nothing to do with one's family-member count. . Should this bother you, go live in a jungle.

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Mar-02-15 2:44 PM

Can't wait for these two moronic municipalities to get into the water treatment boondoggle.

The broke city of Cape Coral lending $10 million to the city of Ft Myers and being repaid in treated waste water Cape coral will ultimately retreat to a higher level for irrigation to laws.

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Mar-02-15 2:37 PM

If the Breeze Editorial staff has the feeling to not raise impact fees.

Would it not follow in the case of Lee County that the loss of !0 million a year being a deficit should be cut to zero by reducing costs? Where is the deficit supposed to come from? Who makes up for it? Most residents don't want to pay for it. So where there was a $36 million shortfall to make up the current budget it should have been $44 million shortfall. We have a very stubborn group of legislators at the county and the city levels (Cape Coral, especially and Ft. Myers vying for a #1 position).

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Mar-02-15 9:50 AM

I have lived in SWF for 40yrs and never had a child in the public schools and had minimal impact on local infrastructure. I am an anomaly. I don’t mind paying my SHARE and more to maintain the quality of life here. I see it as paying to clean up my foot print.

Some have a huge foot print and they don’t like to wipe their feet. Why should the rest of us pay for piggish behavior? Why should the REST OF US pay for anyone else’s added cost?

Would the author please buy my gas for 2016? How about my electric bill? At the very least you should pay for the amount you use and not expect us to do it for you. Quit corrupting our politicians like Pendergrass?

Clearly you've gotten to him.

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Feb-27-15 1:05 PM

Those undeveloped land owners do in fact receive a value for their land. It comes at the point in time they sell their land or the land next to theirs is developed.

Roads give access to that land by future people who choose to buy and build.

Water/sewer improvements also do the same.

Police and fire assure even present value ie. Stopping theft of trees, topsoil, undesired storage, use etc. Protection from wildfire.

The school argument is double edged. Why is it okay for those without children in school who have improved the land to pay and then those with unbuilt on land not to pay? I know the answer to the former.

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