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Cape to fund tax 'education' meetings

April 23, 2013

The city of Cape Coral will spend $14,000 to educate residents on the need for a tax of up to 10 percent on electric bills....

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lightswitch

Apr-26-13 11:31 AM

How much has been lost in informing property owners they owe money to the previous utility expansion? I certainly know of a $476,000 bill which probably will not get collected and the legal fees not paid. That equals 3,173 homes. Shall I keep adding up all the tidbits from the meetings this council has brought up since it was seated in Nov 2012? I will as I get to them.

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lightswitch

Apr-26-13 11:24 AM

$14,000 equals 93 homes at $150. This shows what cuts they say are not available to make in the city budget!

Add up all the little amounts and lo and behold you have a large amount.

How much did the city manager spend on consultant to propose an wizz bang Excel spreadsheet? $60,000 why that is 400 homes.

How much spent on other consultants to find that the prior city manager's money spent found the same information! How many homes was that.

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lightswitch

Apr-25-13 4:48 PM

One thing Kristen fails to state is while the wages were finally reined in. She does not say there still was overtime given, maybe not to evryone but it was given out. She neglects to mention the medical insurance, or that every single year the pensions were increased by 3%. The pensions even though the some of the staff is not collecting them now received the guaranteed 3% every single year. Oh and there is some on staff "double dipping", collecting their pension and working for the city. Now compare what the average private worker who lives here received. We know by national statistic wages dropped off the $4,000 in one year. Many private businesses stopped overtime or just handed out salaries that was for 40 hours or whatever the job took to complete. Yup the city staff has it real tough thanks to your generosity. I mean the generosity of people making labor bargaining deals for you. In there words "when times were good" and we weren't looking.

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KirstenThompson

Apr-24-13 6:27 PM

Djraal, who in the City is getting paid more every year? The regular employees have taken cuts for the past several years.

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Eileyn

Apr-24-13 6:19 PM

I was at the Cape Coral Civic Association Meeting last night. Between the talent of Mr. Szerlag and his department heads, they did a really great job at showing the SAME THING. I could see you know budgeting for handouts that are NOT photocopied with someone's hand written scribblings on it, but come on, you want this to pass stop being RIDICULOUS. Seriously, just stop.

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lightswitch

Apr-24-13 12:04 AM

I am beginning to understand why the police dept in Cape Coral, Florida is so intent on buying an armored personnel carrier.

Even though I have seen a film on its use in the city of Hialeah, Fl. and have an understanding of how it would be used. I now see why we definitely need one here. When the residents become so dismayed with this municipal governance it will help keep order. However always looking at ways to save money and operate more effectively. I now see the city can put on its how to use the new software spreadsheet at a cost of $1,400 a session and give the interested residents a ride for only a dollar once around the police station and then through the front door and up the elevator. I am positive they can sell 100 tickets @$150 a ticket. Oh but I forgot, fuel, tires, insurance, time and half for a police driver.

Well I guess it won't work we'll have to make it a tax! Dano Bag Em! They are all on drugs!

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djraal

Apr-23-13 10:40 PM

You don't need to spend $14,000,00 to educate us you morons. You need to stop wasting money and live with in your means like the taxpayers have to. Instead of paying yourselves more every year and raising your retirement income on the backs of the tax payer. You people are stealing money from the tax payer. We are tired of supporting your lavished life styles.

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