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Diversity & Lee County

February 12, 2020
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

In a recent guest opinion article in your paper the writer express dismay the way Lee County is tilted towards retirees. So when someone says, "You've got a nice little county here-it's affluent, it's clean, it's friendly-but it lacks a certain diversity," the proper answer is: "So, you think there are too many retirees here? What's wrong with retirees? Most are financially secured and independent.

You can not add young families to a community without increasing costs and decreasing benefits to the people who are already there. Yet it is legitimate to ask if increasing diversity will take away opportunities from retirees while increasing costs. Most retirees relocate to start a fresh different life style and do not want to deal with drama like: high taxes, traffic, the quick pace of urban life that attracting younger people could bring. There are many cities and counties in Florida that welcome diversity and younger families.

If you want diversity, move to another county.

Lou Walker

Cape Coral

 
 

 

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