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Civic needs to come out against taxes and fees

May 1, 2014

To the editor: The Cape Coral Civic Association is worried about who will pay legal fees for the former mayor? I agree with them that the city taxpayers should not foot the bill for legal fees,......

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May-06-14 12:29 PM

The comments made here against the FSA, well, one would just have to look at what amount of money was spent on infrastructure when the Foolish Five ran the City. ZERO DOLLARS. The RAGs thought that as long as they didn't raise taxes and took money from Peter to pay Paul that would suffice. In come the informed voters and tired of their pot holes, braking water mains, the lack of quality police cars and fire trucks, they voted the CLOWNS out. You see people, you can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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May-04-14 10:11 AM


Surely you jest! The RAG Council wanted nothing to do with Civic.

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May-03-14 9:50 PM

Civic is a lap dog of the city council, always has been always will be.

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May-03-14 7:51 PM

Ray, absolutely right. However, this is just a case of a citizen wanting an organization or others to do the work and speak on it while he stays home. These are the same citizens that fail to show up at election time wanting others to take up the flag for them.

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May-03-14 11:24 AM

Civic Chatline Feb 2009

As in previous years, Civic is concerned about the recent discussions of a Public Service Tax. If adopted we would be taxed for electric usage. The PST discussion on Feb. 9 was prompted by an approximate $42M reduction in revenue over the past two years and an anticipated $30+M revenue short-fall for next year’s budget. While Civic understands administration’s desire to diversify revenue sources and hedge revenue losses as a result of a down real estate market, property owners would lose the deduction for the PST from their Federal Income Tax. The issue of the PST has been a yearly exercise with council. The question is, will this be the council that enacts the Cape’s first PST.

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May-03-14 7:57 AM

You are correct Eileyn. It is not there job. In this case you have to consider the source. Thank goodness he didn't dream up numbers this week. Another fine literary piece by Roy Spegele..... I can't wait to see what else this genius comes up with.

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May-03-14 7:03 AM

Since when is it an association's "job" to do as such? Last time I attended a meeting at Civic, it was an informative one. Sure the board and it's individual members may have opinions on such, but I don't think it's their job to say what they think some of the people want for the city. If they want to sure, but to write a LTE mandating they do something, preposterous.

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May-02-14 12:35 PM

Roy, you're so far off base you aren't in the same stadium. No matter what you think Roy, education is your friend!

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May-02-14 11:20 AM

To the best of my knowledge, Civic neither endorses, nor takes positions on issues. It is strictly a forum to inform.

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