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Proposed city purchase of old golf course acreage: Cape-County meeting on land buy unlikely

March 8, 2018

The city of Cape Coral may have to wait until it actually purchases the old golf course acreage before it can discuss funding help from the county....

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lawmajor

Mar-13-18 1:23 PM

QUOTE "more pie-in-the-sky initiatives like the Academic Village and Festival Park, great ideas just waiting - and waiting- on interested partners and lots more money." -- Besides all of the above as well as the Old Golf Course property, let's NOT forget The Bimini Basin Project, as well as The Seven Islands Project. All great ideas that all lack financial backing/funding. Knowing the above, can anyone tell me why this city is willing to throw another $158,000. of our tax payer dollars to cover the overtime hours for police presence in the CRA district so 2 bars can stay open until 3am???? Do we have a money tree that I'm not aware of? Due time that this City prioritizes what is most important for all residents and not just 2 bars.

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reyemm

Mar-11-18 12:35 PM

For the City to purchase the Old Golf Course property, there are at least "three caveats: The numbers must work, the funding plan must make good fiscal sense and, key, that the city also commit to a development plan for the site that will benefit all of the taxpayers who are paying for it, not just those who would like it to stay lean and green.

Otherwise, what the taxpayers of Cape Coral are likely to cull from purchase of the old course are more pie-in-the-sky initiatives like the Academic Village and Festival Park, great ideas just waiting - and waiting- on interested partners and lots more money.

If purchase is the way Council opts to go, commitment to not only a buy but to a detailed parks develop plan that will benefit all of the city's residents must - must - be a given."

In my opinion, the purchase of this property will be a FINANCIAL DISASTER as well as AN INCREASE IN TAXES of many, many, years to come.

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