Larry Magel for City Council

Magel: making "cents" of Marco politics

Welcome to this blog. I am running for election to the Marco Island City Council, and am very interested in what you, the voters on Marco Island, desire in your city government. I have developed a website , you can read additional information about me, my position on some of the current issues, and thoughts on making city government more responsive to the citizens.
I believe my management experience in lean, cost effective operations and strong financial management are needed at this time in Marco’s history. I have been involved in numerous governmental committees serving the citizens on Marco and Collier County. My campaign theme is “ An Independent Voice – For A Change”, and if elected will work to represent the citizens of Marco balancing your requirements for services with the realities of the economy in these difficult financial times.
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jwputnam writes:

Dear Mr. Magel,

You can start by answering my LTE of a few weeks ago entitled "Please Tell Me Why".

I have received a great many phone calls, emails and even two personal letters from citizens that I have never met before in regard to that LTE. I can tell you that our people are VERY upset with our local government.

I realize that there are a few small inaccuracies in that LTE...which I corrected in a follow up letter to both papers, but they do not detract from the points made.

One thing that I know for sure is that everyone using a gallon of water and anyone generating a gallon of sewage needs to pay the same for the service and that is FAR from true today. I see that your campaign manager is a man with little sympathy for that argument, as is also true for others involved in your campaign. Until I see your EXACT position (not wishy washy political language that irritates all of us greatly), I will not vote for you....period.

In addition, I wish to hear your position on who should pay for the pipes in need of repair. There was no set aside for this maintenance EVER. Why should a single family home owner pay for his own connection as well as all new connections for others? When will this rape of one segment of the community cease? It is outrageous.

Please address "Please Tell ME Wy". I assure you that MANY are waiting and I will not rest until it is answered by EVERY candidate.


John Putnam

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