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Enforcement a better solution than a fishing ban

April 7, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

I must implore that the Cape Coral City Council on April 9 vote down Resolution 6-12 and come up with a more rational solution to the issue than simply banning fishing from our precious waterfront.

I, as a resident, cannot imagine the feeling of those near the bridges of the inexcusable actions they have received from a very select few anglers, but I must declare we cannot punish all for a few sour grapes.

I must ask as a community we stand together and help detour these "bad apples" from seeking out such measures they have performed and ask that enforcement from different agencies be employed to stop these actions. Simply banning fishing from bridges will not and cannot be tolerated by the people of this city. Our city in which we have made it a point to make our unique waterways one of the headliners of our city will suffer a great loss if Resolution 6-12 passes.

Together in one voice our city must come together in council chambers on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. to let this council and future councils know that we will not stand, we will not support, and we shall not ever allow our waterfront to be banned from us. Join me in defending our freedom and to secure a lifetime of fishing for our future.

Richard Leon

Cape Coral



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