Public Enemy Number One
Editorial by Anthonie P. Barrett
Special to The Lehigh Acres Gazette
Michael Welch, slick and polished, but is like many career political cronies who are part of the good ole boys system of Lee County Government that rape and pillage our community coffers. These good ole boys will likely end up where they belong, in jail, unemployed or both.
The time is ripe to save Lehigh Acres from the career politicians who are bought and paid for to do the bidding of their masters who cram their campaign bank accounts with tens of thousands of special interest dollars.
When the people know the truth, they will not allow Lehigh Acres to be raped by incumbent Michael Welch and let him continue gorging at the public trough.
SWEET HEART DEAL WITH HIS CONSPIRATORS, THAT SELLS OUT LEHIGH ACRES
ECWCD Chairman Commissioner Michael Welch says he won’t vote for increased taxes but through secret negotiations and back room deals is taking Lehigh Acres down a slippery slope by settling a 10-year lawsuit from Lee County Government that costs Lehigh Acres tax payers more than $100,000 in legal fees and millions in future revenue from the local water district.
In the settlement, a studied engineering report by Lee County details percentages of benefit the park receives from East County Water District facilities. Imagine this, Lehigh Acres residents could get their property taxes reduced based upon historical percentages of benefits received from Lee County Budget (Per Capita Spending of Lee County Budget in Lehigh Acres). Yeah! When donkeys fly! Or People Vote!!
Lee County v. East County Water Control District, et al., Lee County Circuit Court Case No. 11-CA-3987. (#20120665-COUNTY ATTORNEY)
Click on the hyperlink below and go to the Lee County Administrative Agenda item 14 dated August 21, 2012, for the facts. http://apps.leegov.com/sirepub/pubmtgframe.aspx?meetid=330&doctype=Agenda
VOTE NO!! TO MICHAEL WELCH!!
Next week’s editorial: Following the money trail of Public Enemy Number One
Editor’s Note: The views expressed by Anthonie P. Barrett do not necessarily reflect those held by the staff of the Lehigh Acres Gazette. The Gazette provides a venue for people to express their opinions concerning any subject matter and presents this as “opinion,” not news.