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Amanda Cochran: A Leader Who Listens

June 4, 2024

By: Amanda Cochran My name is Amanda Cochran, and I am running for Lee County Commission, District 5. I’d like...

Do Words Matter? And At What Cost?

June 4, 2024

By: Joseph Maguire For this article, I’d like to point out Lee County School District Strategic Plan Objective 13. Objective...

Lee Commissioners Commit to $500,000, Zero-Interest Loan for North Fort Myers Affordable Housing Project

June 4, 2024

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday to commit to a $500,000 zero-interest loan to support the development...

Residents Urged To Participate In Local Elections

June 4, 2024

By: Maggie Cooper Some American people focus most of their attention and interest on federal politics and the federal government....

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Lee Commissioners Vote to Build Longer, Wider Fort Myers Beach Pier to Replace Pier Destroyed by Hurricane Ian

June 4, 2024

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to direct staff to rebuild the Fort Myers Beach Pier to 1,000 feet long and 12 feet wide, 70.85% longer and 50% wider than the pier destroyed by Hurricane Ian.  The design and permitting of the pier is expected to take up...

Big Decisions Could End Up In Front of Lee County Voters

April 30, 2024

By: Grant Fichter The voters in Lee County are looking at a potential change in how our Board of County Commissioners are elected, how many there are, and whether or not we have an elected County Mayor instead of the currently appointed County Manager. On November 29th, 2023, the Lee...

Lee Commissioners Approve Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvements for Lee Boulevard and Joan Avenue North

April 30, 2024

The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved measures Tuesday to install a traffic signal, new lighting, upgraded drainage, and other intersection improvements at Lee Boulevard and Joan Avenue North in Lehigh Acres.  Commissioners approved a supplemental task authorization to an existing contract with Hardesty & Hanover for construction engineering and...

Lee Commissioners Approve Agreement with Town of Fort Myers Beach to Restore and Nourish Estero Island Beach

April 30, 2024

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve an interlocal agreement with the Town of Fort Myers Beach for restoration and nourishment of approximately 5.2 miles of beach on Estero Island. The county portion is based on a percentage not to exceed $9.2 million, funded through tourist development...

Making The Case For A Better Lee County

April 2, 2024

By: Matt Caldwell Two questions have repeatedly come up in recent political discussion around the county: should the Lee County Commission have single-member districts, and should Lee County have an elected Mayor? The issue of single-member districts (SMD) has over a century long history in Florida.  Most voters moving to...

Smart Growth – Transportation & Land Use

April 2, 2024

By: Terri Lewis We’ve got very annoying congestion! It’s especially bad lately as we have seasonal residents, out-of-state spring break visitors and schools are in session.  Building on last month’s article about Smart Growth, let’s look at how we can get smarter about transportation.  The baseline that Smart Growth embraces...

New State Requirements Help Protect Your Home from Property Fraud

April 2, 2024

By: Kevin Karnes, Lee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Criminals shouldn’t be able to steal your home or property. Yet, for many years, thieves have illegally recorded fraudulent deeds to take a property’s ownership from its rightful owners, and the law required the Clerk’s Office to accept...

Caloosa 80 Words Matter

April 2, 2024

Special to East Lee County News Changes to the plan again. Now instead of asking for additional density, the developer has reduced the number of requested RV lots to 650 from their previous request of over 700. But what really is Caloosa 80 going to be? Currently it is zoned...

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Independence, Individuality, & Unity

By: Butch Swank I’ve been thinking about the meaning of a lot of words lately. Patrick Henry said six amazing words that until pretty recently,

Is Lee County Leaking Money?

By: Amanda Cochran My name is Amanda Cochran, and I am running for Lee County Commission, District 5. I’d like to share a bit about

Do Words Matter? And At What Cost?

By: Joseph Maguire For this article, I’d like to point out Lee County School District Strategic Plan Objective 13. Objective 13: Increase operational efficiency KPI

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