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Doublewides in Cape waterways

November 10, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Cape Coral's City Council Monday night found another way to save taxpayer

dollars: abolish the Planning and Zoning Commission, as they've done with

the CRA. Setting aside a unanimous vote by the Planning and Zoning

Commission this summer, the Council exhibited just how superfluous the

Planning and Zoning Commission's unanimous opinion was.

And what a stellar result the Council gave the city. Their vote allows

double canopies on Cape waterways. This particular compliance allows two

large boat covers to jut more than 30 feet out in to the waterway,

obstructing the view neighbors had the temerity to think was part of their

properties' amenities (and a reason for the higher price they paid).

Of course, the Council scored with the deregulation crowd. We're all

delighted with less government. In the Cape, it means double wides in the


Patty Duncan

Cape Coral



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