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With the population of Lehigh Acres now totaling more than 90,000, is it time to consider incorporation?

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Aug-22-13 9:04 PM

Whatta surprise percentage, but now that the poll count has been recorded from those attending a meeting of the Democrat Party let’s have another poll that includes those who are going to have to pay for the new subsidiary-corporation.

Let’s see: who is willing to vote to pay for the water/sewage system @ $40,000; the new bureaucracy with its pay and benefits (city manager and staff; mayor and staff; councilmen with staffs; departments and staff); police/fire and staff; new buildings; new equipment; road improvement; ordinance and staff; court and staff; sidewalks; new land to expand? On top of this then the new city will get to pay MOST ALL of the costs of our welfare system that the Feds, State and County NOW pay because we are NOT a city (right now we pay IN $13M and GET BACK $80M). That won’t happen after incorporating. And don’t forget; just like the LAFD when it comes time to take your money they will invent ways to pay themselves; just like other public servants do now.

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Aug-21-13 5:20 PM

What does population have to do with a lack of a substantive financial base to sustain the enormous costs of a 'new' government?

The tax base here now is predicated on grant money. This is already a welfare community but now you want to formalize just who is going to pay for what? Grants and water/sewer projects are not going to satisfy the demand for the millions necessary to incorporate. Anyone want to dispute that? Anyone of you? Just one?

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