September 2017 Month in Review – State News

By far, the top story in state government this month was Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, September 10, as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds. By all accounts (here’s one), its wind speed and evacuations were orders of magnitude worse than some of the biggest hurricanes in … Continue reading September 2017 Month in Review – State News

School Board to set 2017–18 tax rate and budget … and more

Collier County Public SchoolsRegular School Board Meeting - 5 PMFinal Budget Hearing - 5:30 PMTuesday, September 26 Should our school taxes go up or down next year? Should the District increase or decrease its spending on capital projects? On operations? These are among other matters our elected School Board members will decide Tuesday, so you have between now and then … Continue reading School Board to set 2017–18 tax rate and budget … and more

August 2017 Month in Review – Local news

Local news in August was again dominated by our elected officials’ efforts to plan for growth, prop up aging infrastructure, and address the need for affordable housing and satisfy the desire to set aside conservation lands.This month, decisions will be made when the County, City and School Board finalize their FY 2017–18 budgets. Let your voice … Continue reading August 2017 Month in Review – Local news