Letter to the Editor: Stop the real insanity

In this day and age where voters can rarely count on candidates to follow through on campaign promises or campaign commitments, the overwhelming majority of Marco Island voters in the last two City Council elections have received these promises from those that they have elected. It certainly is refreshing to those that voted for those councilmen to receive that which was promised to them, almost to the tune of 100 percent.

For the landslide majority of voters who voted for the incumbents that are once again running for re-election to council, it is an insult to us all to have an “opposing slate of candidates” telling us to ‘Stop the insanity.” It is very obvious than other than the STRP issue (which is now closed), that the opposing slate of candidates, Mr. Sacher, Mr. Petricchia and Mr. Honecker, are very much in line ideologically with the previous slate of candidates (Neylon, et al) that were defeated, again by a landslide majority of Marco Island voters.

These candidates are diametrically opposed to the way that Mr. Recker, Mr. Gibson and their selected slate member, Mr. Honig, have run and will run our city. But that is why we voted these candidates in originally and they have kept their promises. And for anyone to say that their actions and votes reflect “insanity” is calling the majority insane! And that is insulting to the majority of voters that elected these candidates in the first place!

From completion of the STRP, to more Community involvement in meetings and forums, to holding the line on spending, to reducing city expenditures, to opening up the processes to more public input, and the list goes on. Those are the promises of the candidates we elected and that is what they have done. We, the voters, are not insane. And yet you can see this phrase on the mail-outs and publicity for the “opposing slate” (listed above).

Actually based on statements by these candidates (Sacher, Petriccia and/or Honecker) and minutes of MITA and Marco Property Owners Association meetings, these candidates may have a much hidden agenda that affects our city in ways that voters need to be very aware of. I suggest you read many of these documents and review published, past statements by these individuals.

Make no doubt about our city’s future. Vote for Frank Recker, Jerry Gibson and Larry Honig and do as the opposing slate has suggested and Stop the Insanity, the real insanity!

Ed Issler

Marco Island

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marcofriend writes:

Thank you for your insight Ed! Now I know the correct people to vote for are Amadeo Patricca, Ken Honecker, and Larry Sacher. You've gotten very little right so far, so I think going in the opposite direction is definately the right way.

jwputnam writes:

Hey Ed.........whatever happened to the Marco Mafia's support for Wacky Wayne? Didn't he vote in lock step? Too much of an embarassement? Hell, the other two are bankrupt and in foreclosure as well. Why throw just poor Wayne under the bus? (You really should have bribed the pathetic character to drop out early....like maybe a family crisis or something. Couldn't you guys come up with the six grand?)

Out of curiosity, you only mention three. Who is your forth? Couldn't come up with that one either?

Between you and me Eddie.....don't you find the drunk to be a little unstable? Maybe he doesn't embarrass you as much as Wayne? Kinda of a lousy slate huh?....but then you don't pick 'em Eddie. That's John's job.

PS Do you guys still meet at the "Bing"?

JohninMarco writes:

Ed you have a dog or business in this fight. You left out how your candidates want to all but double the size of the Marriott. This convention center would add to local traffic, use of city services and congestion. But, would help your business inside the hotel. Maybe thats why the strp was planned on such a grand scale.

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