Category: Government

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Last August, I reached out to a number of areas in our county regarding the theft of materials, tools and appliances from new construction sites. In response to this growing nationwide issue, I formed the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Construction Theft Unit and dedicated significant resources in an effort to proactively […]

Lehigh Acres Update From District 2

Lehigh Acres Update From District 2

By Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Another busy season has come and gone, but it’s clear that Lee County is a year round destination. Our SWFL International Airport had a record breaking month this past March with more than 1.5 million passengers in its 39 year history The tourism industry continues to be a vital resource for […]

The Lee County Government Never Stops Working For You

The Lee County Government Never Stops Working For You

By: Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Happy New Year! Although this past year brought some challenges, we have had many more successes and I have no doubt 2022 will be a great year for Lee County! I was recently selected by my fellow County Commissioners to serve as Chair for the upcoming year. Lee County government never […]

Free Federal Tax Return Preparation Service Offered By United Way Vita Program Volunteers

Free Federal Tax Return Preparation Service Offered By United Way Vita Program Volunteers

Submitted By: Patrice Cunningham Tax Season has officially opened, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades’ free tax filing assistance program is ready to assist Lehigh Acres residents keep more of their hard-earned money. The United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides free federal tax filing services, at both Lehigh Community Services […]

Good Grief! What is Going On With The Price Of Homeowners Insurance?

Good Grief! What is Going On With The Price Of Homeowners Insurance?

By: Butch Swank Last year I wrote an article explaining why our home insurance market was so broken. Guess what? It’s still pretty banged up. My agency gets calls daily from frantic people wanting help because they’re either getting dropped by their insurance carrier or their rate skyrocketed. The odds are good that you’ve always […]

Another Amazing Year On The Horizon For East Lee County

Another Amazing Year On The Horizon For East Lee County

By Commissioner Brian Hamman As January brings the past year to a close, we look forward to the blessings and opportunities that 2022 will bring for our communities in Lee County. The economic future is bright in both Lehigh Acres and East Lee County.  Through the leadership of your state and local leaders, our economy […]

Representative Roach Files Bill To Eliminate Child Care Costs For Foster Parents

Representative Roach Files Bill To Eliminate Child Care Costs For Foster Parents

By Representative Spencer Roach Today, Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 945 to eliminate the skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs for childcare currently shouldered by foster parents in the state of Florida.  Despite state vouchers that cover a portion of the cost for early learning, there is often a significant difference between what the voucher pays and what […]

Holiday Greetings from Commissioner Pendergrass

Holiday Greetings from Commissioner Pendergrass

By Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass I want to extend a warm holiday greeting to our residents of Lehigh Acres and East Lee County. As we prepare for the holidays and the New Year we have much to reflect on as we pass from 2021 to 2022. With hopeful hearts we as a community pull together and […]

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 301 to increase transparency in local government by requiring municipal elected officials to publicly disclose their financial interests and assets. Currently, mayors and city council members are not required to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests. Instead, they file a statement with a minimal disclosure requirement to […]

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Marceno

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Marceno

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno At times, I believe that people forget that driving a motor vehicle is a privilege…not a right granted by the Constitution. As a privilege granted to those who demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to operate a multi-ton piece of machinery, this privilege comes with a significant amount of responsibility. Drivers […]

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