Letter to the Editor: Divide and conquor continues

Chairman Magel’s letter to the editor again tries to divide the Citizens of Marco Island.

I had thought that after the council voted we would be able to go on with our lives. But no, Chairman Magel has decided to continue his campaign of “misinformation.”

He quotes a Marco Island Property Owners newsletter of Feb. 26 stating a “186 percent increase in water and sewer rates.” The notation was a question not a statement.

Chairman Magel, I think you should check your facts. At a council meeting it was stated in the records that water and sewage could be as high as 186 percent for low volume users.

Councilor Trotter also addressed this at a council meeting. Please check the public records. Chairman Magel is addressing this issue after MIPO and MITA fought to lower the rates.

Yes the current rates are lower than those originally proposed by the consultant only because of efforts of these organizations.

HERB JERMANOK Marco Island

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Is_It_True_Partially_True_Or_Not_True (Inactive) writes:

It is tough to be fair when one owes his being elected to a particular group. Take a look at his election results and the method used. It is not nice to put one over on the public and expect the public to trust you later.

Our_world_according_to_zookeeper (Inactive) writes:

Chairman Magel, there are people on this island who have good reason not to trust city hall.

With the extent of switched allegiances after being elected, outright making of false accusations to, what appears to be, quickly manipulated city council votes not giving the citizens their right to input their thoughts for honest consideration. Maybe this is the way business is done elsewhere. If it is, then this is your chance to break from that way of improper behavior.

Time will tell the type of person you really are and what you stand for. Will it be total honesty or will it be hidden agendas? Will you head up a council that is transparent or will it be a council with nothing more than the same thing that has gone on in the past?

This is your time to stand tall or sink to that level. Please don't disappoint us.

lauralbi1 writes:

Mr. Magel: Please continue to represent the interests of those that elected you !!! Do not fall victim to those that would read between the lines or take credit for actions that they had nothing to do with.
We know that you will continue to analyze and make decisions that benefit the majority, as it was the majority that elected you to office.
Keep up the great work !!!
Ed Issler

ajm3s writes:

in response to lauralbi1:

Mr. Magel: Please continue to represent the interests of those that elected you !!! Do not fall victim to those that would read between the lines or take credit for actions that they had nothing to do with.
We know that you will continue to analyze and make decisions that benefit the majority, as it was the majority that elected you to office.
Keep up the great work !!!
Ed Issler

Mr. Issler:

You should check the voting records, Mr. Magel was elected on what is termed "bullet" voting. Or from your perspective, a targeted "majority"?

Publius

Ocram (Inactive) writes:

in response to ajm3s:

Mr. Issler:

You should check the voting records, Mr. Magel was elected on what is termed "bullet" voting. Or from your perspective, a targeted "majority"?

Publius

Issler does not know his head from a hole in the wall. You will never know what effect asbestos has on the brain until it is too late. The sad part it was too late even before the asbestos lie came from one of our "late" councilmen who also appeared to be one of the infamous family of cronies.

Now we are looking for the whys $4,000,000 "seemed" to be in wrong place.
How very interesting and not surprising!

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