|Published:||Oct 16, 2012 10:59 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 16, 2012 11:22 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fl. - It's business as usual for the Cape Redevelopment Agency just one day after city leaders threatened to take control of the group.
The city says the 300-thousand dollars it pays for the group is too much. But CRA leaders say you can't put a price on what they do.
tonight, CRA leaders say their projects to make the Cape better will continue as planned. This comes as the city threatens to remove its support at the end of the month.
The heated debate over what will happen to the Community Redevelopment Agency did not go unspoken at Tuesday's general CRA meeting.
But, Chairman Rich Greer says, "We have to act as if there's nothing going on."
And continue moving forward with projects like revamping Big John Square downtown while also reminding residents of recent projects like the new Founders Park.
"When you don't look at the human capital in this or the effect that the CRA Board has within the community, that's what's going to be lost and that's our greatest fear because if it's all about the dollars, you lose," he adds.
City leaders say the South Cape's CRA exceeds it projected revenues by more than a million dollars. Numbers that have resident Judy Wickizer questioning if the CRA is worth it.
"i've been here since '96 and it's nowhere near what it should be because i used to tell people it's going to be another Naples... but unfortunately it's nto there yet," she says.
CRA leaders are distributing petitions around town to garner support. This Friday and Saturday, they will be at Dixie Roadhouse trying to get more signatures.
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