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Silence is not golden

To the editor: It has become apparent that Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter’s support for an official sole city spokesperson and his sharp disapproval towards Council members for speaking out are having a counterproductive effect on the overall functioning and harmony within Cape Coral ...

A modest proposal: Council salaries

To the editor: As I write this, the Cape Coral City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting on April 10. One of the items to be discussed is a re-write of how the Mayor and Council get paid. Subject to some political pantomime, the proposal would basically allow them to set their ...

Front license plates would help in hit-and-run IDs

To the editor: It’s alarming to hear about the number of “hit and run” accidents on the news in our area. Some quick research told me that there were 102,568 reported cases in 2021 and 90,000 in 2022 in Florida. Of these, 20,000 resulted in bodily harm, of which only 8-10% were ...

Latest Yacht Club redesign

To the editor: The Cape Coral City Council acts like a bunch of drunken sailors, only they aren’t spending their own money, they are wildly spending ours. First, they want to spend $12 million to change the beautiful Jaycee Park into a less-than-beautiful Jaycee Park, over the strong ...

GOP gathering a job well done

To the editor: Last Saturday at the Word of Life Church in Fort Myers the Lee County Republican Party with Michael Thompson, and friends, sponsored a bonanza of great political pundits and commentators who spoke about a wide variety of political issues. Chairman, Michael Thompson, and friends, ...

Dark money muddies Florida’s waters

To the editor: Florida’s corrupt political system is a microcosm of the demise of our democracy since the 2010 United States Supreme Court ruling on Citizen United that reversed century-old campaign restrictions and enabled corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions. A ...

The Right to Clean and Healthy Water

To the editor: I believe water is life. I believe keeping water clean should be a part of life. When I first moved here, I was in awe of the marine life that visited me off my dock. The wonder of nature was present day and night. As time progressed, priorities moved to development at all ...

Editorial | Clarification, please

Cape Coral City Council discussed a pair of possible charter amendments during its workshop this week. The first would amend the section of the city’s governing document that sets base salaries for Council members with increases tied to inflation. The proposal would, instead, allow Council ...