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Communication is key

July 3, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

The number one issue I see with the current state of our city, is the lack of communication between the members of our local government and our citizens. This problem is an unnecessary one, this city deserves to have leaders that understand the need for clear communication within itself, with other leaders in our area, and most importantly with the public.

As a former member of the U.S. military and a successful businessman, I firmly believe that commitment and reliability are the cornerstones for positive progression in a business as well as a community. During my time as the City Operations Manager for Hertz, being a reliable person with the commitment to do things right helped me to accomplish a number of things. For example, despite the hard economic times, we were able to make the proper cuts, and increases in efficiency, to avoid lying off a single employee in our region. Not only was I determined to keep each of our employees safe from personal economic hardships, but during my time with the company we were able to increase sales by 100 percent, making our region the number one region for car rentals in the entire country the last three years in a row. It is this kind of business background, along with more than 20 years of leadership experience that I hope to bring to the table as the next mayor of Cape Coral.

It is time for Cape Coral to stop being viewed as the black sheep of Lee County, and start being thought of as a city full of new opportunity. We cannot solve our problems with the same thought-life that created them. Finding solid solutions to these problems begins with listening to fresh new ideas that come forward from the participation of the public, and taking into consideration new courses of action that will help this city become as great as it deserves to be.


Dan Ashby

Candidate for Cape Coral Mayor



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