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ajm3s and marcoislander don't forget people like Donna who have never had to meet a payroll or worry where the next payment is coming from usually use OUR tax money to subsidize out of town businesses that turn into our competition, and when the free tax ride runs out they close up shop and disappear with all their promises and jobs.Im careful around that woman, she has been in office to long and she pulls to many strings,
You afraid your kid couldn't keep up ?
What about Parking ? A Bathroom? Concession Stand ?Or is some kinda planning just CRAZY TALK !?!?!?
After season fewer people will be here overtaxing the sewer plants and Red Tide will go by-by
Maybe if we had more Cops?Cameras on the Bridge ?New Police Boat ?A Chief that lived on Marco? Heck even some officers who lived here?More Police Cars ?New Paint schemes for the Police cars we have ?
Just some ideas from a guy who pays taxes.
Now Hideaway can try to wash away Isles of Capri like they did Coconut Island. Way to keep raising the bar boys !
Did your old City have a Billion Dollars in Water and Sewer Bonds that no one wants to pay for?
Was this House on a Canal (?) if so did we get to use the Fire/Rescue Boat?
NewJersey Lighting ?
Your 100% right John, and seeing the Big D on TV tonight really just showed how out of touch she is with the average Joe in Collier County. Not working for a living is catching up with her.
I guess if I had a Driver and County Car I wouldn't be to worried about Traffic Cameras either. I also noticed that her Chauffeur Driven Car has County Plates so they wouldn't get a ticket anyway.Is this a "three cheers for the little man" moment just like wearing designer outfits to Stans for Bridge Ribbon Cutting.I LOVE COLLIER COUNTY POLITICS!
Doesn't the Post Office pay its employees by Direct Deposit ?When they went to this system they said it was because employees checks kept getting 'Lost in the Mail"
I wonder how many City Councilmen have CC Permits? I know for a fact at one time three Councilmen did, I wonder what the count is now?
Maybe MICA can solve this problem?
And yet Donna couldn't get the New Span of the Jolly Bridge renamed for Mike M.Now Mike and me never got along, and I don't want to take a grain of Stans glory away, but Mike was the person who almost single handedly got that new Bridge built.Actually having Donna their at all cheapens the whole honor.Im glad Stan got this honor. He was a good man. Im sorry Donna ruined the ceremony by making it political.
If THIS ISNT the place for political rants than where is ?You must be new to either The Island, the Paper, The Blogs, or Marco Politics.
Maybe if we had a 1/2 Million Dollar Boat there,,,,Maybe if we had more Firemen,,,,,Maybe if we payed the Firemen more,,,,,,Maybe if we raised taxes and put in a substation,,,,,,
Lets just face it, we have the best Fire/Rescue Department in the world,,,,,,,till we need them.
Now we know who put the C in Condo Commando
Blah, blah, blah.Everyone who's built a House, Condo or Business on Marco had to get approval from MICA. This isn't anything new. Getting a building permit is part of living in this city as much as getting MICA project approval.If you didn't want twin, triple, or quadruple layers of government why did we become a City ? If you don't want MICA, The City, The County and the State for that matter telling you what to do this isnt the place to be. How do you think the power brokers on Marco got to be the Power Brokers. More favers are owed on this Island than the number of cost overruns on the STRP,
Thank you all for clearing that up for me, I appreciate it.One more question, is he, Trotter, still in line to get Donna's Job?
Im confused, how did Trotter get appointed to a committee ?? I thought you had to be out of Government for a number of years before you could serve again??
as far as Donna F goes, she missed more training sessions than she attended and couldn't be bothered to go to her own Graduation.Im guessing with the last City Election she is running out of friends and supporters faster than Hideaway is running out of beach.
No, Good thing she didnt have a gun, then we wouldnt need all the cops to fill out the report!!!Crime reports stop crime, not guns.
#1. I like Battes Glasses#2. Why doesn't this 'New' Council solve the Tax and Spend problems they got hired to do before the deals with trivia!
More Smoke and Mirrors , new names same Clown Car
Take the lock off the 'Public' Restroom and we will see.
Hear that Councilman ? Your supposed to represent ALL the Citizens not just Hideaway.
I usually just skip your misguided posts, but you are the only one here so far, so next time you want to say something stupid please read NDN first:
Jan 6th 2013 Naples Daily News
In the so-called Gunshine State, home to the most gun permits in the country, firearm violence has fallen to the lowest point on record.
As state and national legislators consider gun control laws in the wake of last month's Connecticut school shooting, Florida finds itself in a gun violence depression. The Firearm-involved violent crime rate has dropped 33 percent between 2007 and 2011, while the number of issued concealed weapons permits rose nearly 90 percent during that time, state records show.
"We're happy to have facts and statistics put into these debates, because every time they do, we win," said Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry Inc., a pro-gun-rights advocacy group.
This from a Liberal Biased NewsPaper.
Was it Ben Franklin who said the only time people are truly safe is when the Government is in recess ???
Can you just write lies like this?Hum, these reporter should be Weathermen.
What City do you live in Uhler??At least two (probable three) of the new Councilmen are more closely linked to the Power Elite of Marco than any of the old Councilmen ever dreamed of.Look at the facts! For at least the last six years these so called reformers have been on Boards, Commissions, and Ad Hoc Committees that controlled everything from our Water/Sewer Rates to our Tax Milage Rates!Reformers?They just reformed what they call themselves, the power stream is still intact on Marco and it still starts in the same dank pond it always did!
Except for that, how are those sewer treatment plants working out ?
I wish this was original work, but I fact Checked a lot of it and found it very sound:
A LITTLE GUN HISTORYIn 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! IT'S A NO BRAINER!DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
Who cares?After the last Council Election most people are just sick of Politics.From what I know about those things its easier to say your sorry than to give your opponents ammunition to use against you. This is about as stupid as when this paper made a big deal about one candidate for Council taking out of state money and it turned out it was from his mother in law up north.I don't know this Guy, never meet him, but he's got a Wife that stood by him and that means a lot to me.Why not run something on the corruption that oozes out of City Hall? That place is a REAL Den of Vipers.
Ah, Marcos was ok. Capri had a much better one with fireworks and what not, but what do you expect,,,,,they don't pay City Taxes.Another example of NOT getting what we pay for.
He must have thought he was from Hideaway ?
So its average teachers, teaching mostly average kids to do an average job.Give them an average pay increase and expect them to keep up the average job.
Real Answer,Poorly designed, built, and operated Sewage Treatment Plant.
One of two answers 826, either its not there like they say or they are spending it on something else (Cop Boats) and have to hold off till the taxes come in.
MrBreeze writes:Maybee the term "fell asleep at the wheel" is the same as "called in drunk for work" the next day.
That sounds like City-Speak for Cop, I dont know that for sure, just saying.......
1Paradiselost Councilmen have a two Term Limit and City Manager serves 'At the pleasure' of the Council and can be fired at any time. A typical City Manager in Florida keeps their job from 6 to 8 years,
Dont fret about the bathrooms either, we can all go to the Club House, it seems Hideaway didn't have a problem opening it up to Donna for SEVERAL fund raisers and I think we are spending a LOT more to fix their beach than Donna did on renting someplace the average Joe isnt allowed.
Is this what they used to call a coincidence ?
I wish I was Rich and could hold Fund Raisers for Donna, then I could get MY Sea Wall fixed for free,,,,,,
Citizens Groups dont have any money. Does no one remember how those who wanted fire works had to grovel for money to pay for that, and it still came up short.
New open and honest Government ? Lets start seeing it !
Having lived here a long time I can tell you from personal experience that till we put in the sewers and treatment plant we had a red tide only once in a great while, and it usually came down from Naples.It should give us all something to think about and something the new City Council needs to look into.
How much is this going to cost us? Or is the City Attorney going to start earning his check by going after the drivers insurance?
When is this 'so called' new council going to boot these old guy out?Its a good place to start the Transparent Open Government we have been promised !
Fixing the malfunctioning Sewer Line might help too.
He gets $10,000 and no Jail Time, if it had been you or me we would get Jail Time and at least a $10,000 fine.Typical
Pffft, Lets just start with he has the worst attendance record of ANY City Councilperson ever or that he promised in an Election Debate to not to take any pay till our city debt was payed off and Zip not only does he take EVERY perk the City has to offer but took a secret raise as Council Chairman.Vote for who ever you want, but this time you know what you are getting.
College for 80% of those students is just a way to get them tens of thousands of dollars in debt. A quality vocational / apprenticeship will give them a way to make a living.Give a man a fish and you feed him today teach him to fish and feed him for life.
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