Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico Coast. It was founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-platted community for the wealthy. The city grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010. The city's population estimate was 165,831 for 2013 comprising of 73.5% white; 19.5% Hispanic or Latino; 4.3% black or African America; and the balance is other. The median household income is $49,170, mostly because of the high wages of city employees, but has 14.1% of the local residents below the poverty level.
With an area of 120 square miles (310 km), Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. The city is known as a "Waterfront Wonderland", since with over 400 mi (640 km) of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city in the world. It is estimated that 46% of the housing is owned by out of state or out of country parties who pay a higher tax to the local government being non residents of the state, county, or city. Yet, because most of them are older, retired, or only visit the area during the winter months, the City of Cape Coral does not have to provide many of the costly services, such as schools, fire, and police of a normal city, saving millions of dollars that allows for higher employment and wages to city personnel.
The City Counsel is predominately run by ex-city employees and/or elected predominately by the city employee's union block. During the past 20 plus years, the voting turnout averages between 18-20%, in which the city's employee block comprises of just over 15%, making it almost impossible for non-city affiliates to be elected. Thus, the city is run by the city employees for their own benefit.
Even though The City of Cape Coral has a 14.1% population below the poverty level, they have no, and refuse to allow, any Homeless Shelters. They also have no Missions, or allow any religious Church or Organizations to operate Missions for those in need. Additionally, The City of Cape Coral Florida has no HUD housing for low income seniors, disabled, or veterans that most cities encourage and support.
We feel that The City of Cape Coral Florida is one of the most disorganized, mismanaged, and dysfunctional cities throughout the entire USA, and one of the most abusive to low income seniors, disabled persons, and veterans.
The documents and information on this web page is only a small portion of the amounts that will subsequently be published. It is meant to give the readers a cursory look at what will eventually go down in the history books of Cape Coral Florida and the related parties and agencies that contributed to the overall story. As of the writing of this post, not ONE City of Cape Coral person or department has attempted to correct the wrongs perpetrated against the religious entity involved. On the contrary, a consorted effort by every new party coming into control of the city’s government has attempted to "cover up" the atrocities of the corruption disclosed. Likewise, other government officials, including judicial members of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court and the US District Court; local, state, and federal elected legislative members; and the priests and pastors of the local churches have all turned a blind eye to the disclosed corruption, dishonesty, immoral, and un-Christian actions of the original parties.
UPDATE JUNE 1, 2018
Unfortunately due to continuous activities that have expanded the issues involved within Vol. 1 of
Yes, Marni, There is No Place Like Cape Coral,additional work must be done to complete and publish this amazing story. But, don't despair, your wait will be well rewarded. The disclosure of the gross abuse, discrimination, and corruption by the City of Cape Coral, their personnel, City Counsel, legal representatives, the local media and the judiciary will absolutely make your blood boil. I guarantee it.
The recent arrest of Judge Jay B. Rosman for solicitation of a prostitute and his subsequent resignation from the bench has added to the original unethical, dishonest, and Judicial Misconduct activities (See story in Judicial Misconduct News) on the part of 20th Circuit Court Judges Jay B. Rosman, John E. Duryea, and Alane Laboda. Along with the collusion of attorneys Robert Shearman, Richard Aiken, and Traci McKee of Fort Myers Law Firm Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt, P.A., it has resulted in the filing of formal Appeals in the Appellate Court, and complaints against the Judges with the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. This alone has resulted in the addition of a new separate Chapter in Vol. 1.
Additionally, recent discovery of a fraudulent lien filed by the City of Cape Coral for unfounded assessments of non-existent water services by City employees Holly Goyette and Joette Domaleski has led to additional litigations being filed. Continuous unlawful, illicit, discriminatory and retaliatory actions by City personnel, William Boyd and Utilities Director, Jeff Pearson of the Cape Coral Water Department has evolved in an additional 2 Chapters in Vol. #2.
It is unbelievable how the dishonesty and abuse of authority by City Personnel, Marilyn Buck, Frank Cassidy, Kent Erik Liebegott, John Maher, and Harold S. Eskin, all in collusion with a known ex-felon, Michael Anagnos, has led to a ripple effect condemning a house of worship and interfering with the religious practice of a reputable Religious Community. Yet, not ONE City of Cape Coral Administration (The City Council and Members; City Attorney Delores D. Menendez; City Manager John Szerlag; or the numerous supervisors and directors of the abusive employees under their direct supervision and control) has ever contacted any Officer, Director, or Community Member of The Nelsen Residence Inc., effectively attempting to cover up the illicit activities of their charges.
Also, the intentional cover up of illicit perjury and conspiracy of Police Officer, Heath Lee Roody with Anagnos by new Chief of Police David Newland, has required an additional new Chapter.
All and all, the continuous unfounded allegations, outrageous claims, and abusive activities of the responsible parties of the City of Cape Coral and the subsequent related Attorneys and Judges, have wreaked havoc within this small Religious Community, Haven of Divine Love, causing hundreds of innocent vulnerable parties irreparable harm. Please see related documentation and information at;
When this entire story is completed and published, it will place each and every party who contributed to the activities of the story in the history books of the City of Cape Coral Florida. It will thoroughly show how dishonest, immoral, discriminatory, and Unchristian these individuals are, and how even the City Manager, John Szerlag, and the entire City Council have extended hundreds of hours and taxpayer costs in their attempted cover ups of illicit activities within their city. Stay tuned.
Although the information posted on this web site is small in comparison to what will eventually be published, it gives an overall preview of what’s to come. My story is not just a story. It will go down in the history books of Florida, and every person or group involved will go down in history and will forever be remembered by the actions, or in-actions, they took. Pandora’s Box has been opened. The ripple effects of the dishonest, immoral, and deplorable actions of a handful of employees of The City of Cape Coral has branched out into so many sub-categories that it is absolutely mind boggling and very time consuming to report. The attempted cover up by City Officials of their subordinates; Corruption and gross judicial misconducts in the local 20th Circuit Court; Dishonest acts of attorneys representing the City; Derelict and unprofessional conduct of defense attorneys; Public Officials attempting to justify their illicit involvement; Media sources ignoring their responsibilities; Self righteous religious and political leaders looking the other way; and, participants attempting to disassociate themselves from accountability.
On top of that, 7 separate acts in the past 6 months by persons or groups being mentioned in my story have tried relentlessly to deter my publishing. It seems like many people don't want this story to be told. Even highway billboard companies have refused to advertise my up-coming book. THAT IS WHY I KNOW MY STORY IS IMPORTANT AND WILL SHOCK THE CONSCIENCE OF EVERY LAW ABIDING CITIZEN AND SEND SHIVERS DOWN THE SPINES OF ALL FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS WHEN IT IS FINALLY PUBLISHED.
But, to tell a partial story is not possible nor not my desire. It has to be a total story of all the ripple effects stemming from the initial acts of the abuse of a few City of Cape Coral employees and the subsequent affect it had on hundreds of innocent people. Because of this, my final published story is constantly being extended, and will continue to be extended until all of the ripple actions have been disclosed and covered.
Without warning, without a warrant or a court order and without just cause, the City of Cape Coral, Fl. raided another private residence!
Later the City of Cape Coral, Florida shut off the water, cut the electricity and blocked access to the entire two story private home.
All without warning, without a warrant, without a court order and without just cause!
One property the occupants were given 20 minutes to gather their belongings. They were locked out and the power and water was cut off. That was two years ago and they are still locked out and the power and water is still shut off!
You ask how or why did this happen?
The real question you should be asking is... could this happen to me?
Stay tuned for the true story and events as award winning author Howard Cantrell will take you thru the chain of events and expose the people that took it to this insane point.
It is so beyond belief and reason that Hollywood can't even write a script that comes close. It will blow your mind and you should literally be scared once you learn more about the absolute abuse of power, theft, extortion, blackmail attempts, attempts to defraud, attempted illegal eminent domain, illegal land grab, corruption and more!
And that this really could... happen to you!
Just before the book headed for print an interesting thing happened. Knowing Howard began his career as an investigative reporter, several of the proof readers approached him with a unique idea. What if at the end of the book he added a last chapter with the information and tools needed so that each reader could be their own investigative reporter? They could investigate the events and people involved and report their findings. To seek answers and to inform the public of their findings via their own social media!
And stay tuned and bookmark this site! http://thereisnoplacelikecapecoral.com You will see why when you read the book…
oh well… we’ll tell you now. Part of this site will become your (the readers) very own headquarters! You will be able to chat with and share your discovery with other reader investigators! You will have the chance to expose all the corruption and the people behind it that you find and warn others of just what is really going on and all the corruption in Cape Coral, Florida.
If you think you are safe in your own home in Cape Coral Florida…
If you think your home is immune from an illegal search, raid or confiscation…
Yep, you are wrong again!
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FACTS ABOUT THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL FLORIDA