Letter to the Editor: MITA sheds light on City Council

Dear Fay and Bedford: You both deserve the loud and long plaudits of “we the people” of Marco Island for the wonderfully informative October MITA Newsletter and the Sept. 30 CARS’ Eagle Commentary.

This MITA-CARS “double barrel” counter offensive against the ruling regime and its gross manipulation of truth, justice, equity and fairness are, indeed, examples of what American democracy is and has been all about from 1776 to today, despite our elected Marco Island representatives and their sick sycophants and statist lobbies!

Can anyone ever explain, since city-hood in 1997, why Marco Island continues to be the classic epitome of: (1) Inefficient government; (2) Poor public management; (3) Ridiculous budgeting processes; (4) Excessive government costs and debts; (5) Extravagant bid contracting to a favored few based on arrogant consultants and self-serving experts; (6) A complete breakdown of effective oversight and valid accountability responsibilities; (7) Unbelievable financial designs and future financial projections and needs; (8) The absence of public transparency in all things government; (9) Sheer, overwhelming incompetence in public governance; (10) Community polarization and class warfare based on envy, covetousness and distribution of public services based on residential categories; (11) Degrees of direction, control, evaluation, ultimate value and contributions to the quality of life for Marco Islanders fostered by City Council decisions and expressed political and economic values; (12) Impacts of influence and power granted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Marco Island Realtors Association and its self-anointed elites; and (13) The alienation of citizen participation based on a complete rejection/boycott of popular referendums for major capital projects now totaling in excess of $280 million in funded debts since 2002?

Thus, we Marco Islanders now face an annual “cash flow crisis” in meeting annual debt obligations and current budget commitments as both MITA and CARS so well emphasize in their public epistles which deserve, again a huge and loud public “thanks and appreciation”.

Sayre Uhler

Marco Island

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dc5799 writes:

in response to islandeye1#236971:

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Another mouth heard from.

blogsmog writes:

GREAT LETTER!!! Perfect and to the point.

ajm3s writes:

Mr. Uhler:

You witnessed the infancy of a city. As such, the behavior of a city as akin to a suckling child.

My concern is that of a ten year old child (oops I meant city) whose wants are misinterpreted as needs. I for one am amazed how the tantrums are soothed with sweets. You know, $60K for this group, $38K for that group, $100K for him, $250K for her..........

The City of Marco Island has to grow up, and grow up fast, because after 10 years we still find ourselves in kindergarten.

I have no opinion yet as to the need of a high school on Marco Island, but if we gauge mental aptitude of those that represent us on this island we need to get past middle school.

A bit tongue in cheek.

lauralbi1 writes:

I did not even finish reading this LTE as I realized after the first sentence that Sayre was the author. I do not feel any less informed by doing that than if I had read the entire LTE. This is eveidenced by the comments above.
MITA represents such a small portion of the voting Public and such a small portion of the majority vision for Marco Island that it is difficult to take anything they (which includes Mr. Uhler by gthe way) say.
Ed Issler

dc5799 writes:

Wonderful article in the Sun Times about Dr Fay Biles. How lucky we are to have such a famous, educated woman residing in our paradise, looking out for our best interest.
Keep up the good work that you do Dr Biles

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