Have you ever read the book “Lies That Came True?” Lies That Came True: The Amazing Creation of Cape Coral… available on www.amazon.com
One may want to say that the same is happening today. Using our tax dollars to speculate on
Here is what I know from living here for 13 years, being fully engaged since retiring, along with all the news reports of city council meetings and city press releases.
In April of 2012,
They won the bid for the 491 Parcels at $13 million using our tax dollars. They raided the budget and the reserves with a promise to return the funds when the property was sold. They said they needed the property for future use to support the city’s growth. How many times have taxes gone up and assessments added because they need money for the same budget they raided?
Nearly 8 years later and we still own a mass majority, more than has been sold. Council asked staff to look into what was surplus and get some of the properties sold. Going on 2 years later, approximately 100 parcels were listed. Few have sold due
I have a file of what the city paid versus the list price and the city is looking for big gains. I suggest they sell the lots now at what they paid plus 8 years of interest to cover the carrying and put the funds back.
Data shows that the city is in no hurry to sell. These listings are simply an effort to divert them from being viewed as speculating.
Move the tax payer’s lots deemed surplus at a discount and get them back on the tax rolls now or we could be sitting on them for years!
NOW WE COME TO THE 5.5 ACRES IN MATLACHA KNOWN AS THE D & D PROPERTY.
This was part 2 of the 491 purchases in 2012. Eight years later, Council is continuing a lawsuit that was previously rejected by the judge. Council and Staff have hired outside guns to represent us in the argument for the annexation of the properties.
If you use the NW spreader to
Some of our Council Members continue to have visions of grandeur with our money.
Do you have a thought to share with Council? Please, do so.
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Respectfully, Cape Coral resident John Karcher
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