This month, with little fanfare or publicity, online voter registration became available in Florida. County elections supervisors lobbied for it for years, and the Florida legislature approved it two years ago, wrote the Tampa Bay Times.To me, that’s the most important state news of the month, as it should make it easier for people to register to … Continue reading October 2017 Month in Review – State News
“Florida was ill-prepared for a major hurricane, audit warned,” is the title of a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times. It began:Long before Florida entered the deadliest hurricane season in a decade, auditors at the state’s Division of Emergency Management sent out a warning: the state was ill-prepared for a major disaster.A 23-page annual … Continue reading Ill-prepared for Hurricane Irma?
Recently I learned how to access in one place information I used to struggle through multiple web searches to find: the names, district numbers and contact information of my elected officials across all levels of government.It's available through the Collier Supervisor of Elections website, but it's not very easy to find. Here's how:Go to www.colliervotes.com/sample-ballots and enter your … Continue reading Know your representatives
As at the state level, Hurricane Irma dominated September’s news related to our county and municipal governments and school district, and there is much to report. But I'd like to begin with this quote from Friday’s Naples Daily News editorial:There will be a time to constructively dissect the Irma preparation and post-storm response. Now is … Continue reading September 2017 Month in Review – Local News