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April 30, 2008

Subject : A Letter To City Council From Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) Communique To The City Council Utility Tax Option April 30 , 2008 April 30 , 2008 To : Members of the City Council During it''s meeting of April 30 , 2008 , the Board of Directors of The Committee Of The Islands voted to adopt the following position regarding Sanibel''s fiscal condition and the proposed utility tax : 1 . COTI opposes the adoption of a utility tax as well as any attempt by the City to obtain an option to i mpose such a tax . 2 . COTI requests that the City of Sanibel provide a detailed explanation of the nature and extent of the fiscal problem . 3 . COTI requests that the City meet any anticipated revenue shortfall via the reduction of expenditures rather th an the imposition of new taxes or an increase in existing taxes . We are providing the City Council this information now , with the hope that the council will discuss it during the next Council meeting . Sincerely , Harvey Padewer Chairman , City Governance Committee Committee Of The Islands " harnanp @ aol.com Forward email This email was sent to tomtr @ westgulfdigital.com , by coti @ coti.org Update Profile / Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe ™ | Privacy Policy . Email Marketing by Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) | PO Box 88 | Sanibel | FL | 33957

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