Category: Government

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 […]

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Additions To The Board Of Directors

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Additions To The Board Of Directors

By: Mike Welch The Chairman and Board of Directors of the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce are honored to announce the following addition to the Board of Directors: LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS Commissioner Pendergrass is no stranger to East Lee County with his involvement in the development of infrastructure and projects that are enhancing […]

The Fight to Save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

The Fight to Save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

By: State Representative Spencer Roach In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a safe and accessible medical marijuana program, and I am fighting to preserve the medical nature of the program that voters demanded.  What we have now is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program, and the long-term societal […]

Half Cent Sales Tax Revenue Benefits Schools And Students

Half Cent Sales Tax Revenue Benefits Schools And Students

It has been two years since the School District of Lee County received its first disbursement from the half cent sales tax voters approved in November 2018.  The check was for $6.3 million.  Since taking effect, the School District has collected more than $163 million. “I can’t thank the community enough for their support,” says […]

Tax Deadline Update for Individuals: Tax Deadline Extended

Tax Deadline Update for Individuals: Tax Deadline Extended

With the recent passing of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a decision was made by the IRS to extend the 2020 filing tax deadline only for individuals to May 17, 2021. This provides an extension of time to pay 2020 income taxes, otherwise due on April 15, 2021. This extension does not apply to individual states at this […]

New Equipment Increases Patient Safety And Lowers Injury Risk for Firefighters

New Equipment Increases Patient Safety And Lowers Injury Risk for Firefighters

(March 18, 2021) The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (LAFCRD) is using new equipment from Stryker Corporation to reduce the risk of injuries to their patients, firefighter EMTs, and firefighter paramedics. The Power-LOAD™ system is a revolutionary method for managing the stretcher during loading and unloading while increasing security during transport. The Power-LOAD system […]

Lee School Superintendent To Be Speaker At Monthly Republican Women’s Luncheon

Lee School Superintendent To Be Speaker At Monthly Republican Women’s Luncheon Dr. Greg Adkins - Superintendent of Lee County Schools

Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent of Lee County Schools, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, April 16, Fort Myers Republican Women’s luncheon.  Adkins will discuss “The State of Our Schools.”  A question-and-answer session will follow their formal presentations. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program, which will be held at […]

East Lee/Lehigh Acres Welcomes Spring 2021 – Happy Passover! Happy Easter!

East Lee/Lehigh Acres Welcomes Spring 2021 – Happy Passover! Happy Easter!

By Mike Welch With Spring dawning on Lehigh Acres and East Lee County, our communities are opening up cautiously after a long year of pandemic and social and economic stress. As each day passes more sites and opportunities are opening up for citizens to get their COVID-19 vaccine. For more information please see www.MyVaccineFL.gov or […]

Lee County Preparing For The Future

Lee County Preparing For The Future Brian Hamman

By Commissioner Brian Hamman One million full-time residents. It’s a reality that will happen in Lee County in the not too distant future. Census projections have us reaching this milestone around the year 2040, however it is likely to occur sooner than that. The good news is that your County Commissioners are planning for this […]

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