Sunday, March 4, 2018

Local News in Review - February 2018

The region’s growth, development and infrastructure needs continued to occupy county government in February. In city government, Terry Hutchison, Linda Penniman and Gary Price won seats on the Naples City Council; Naples City Manager Bill Moss announced his retirement; and Marco City Manager Lee Niblock was placed on leave after being accused of battery.

In the Collier County Public Schools, the District collaborated closely with the Sheriff’s Office following the Parkland shootings; a record four-year graduation rate was announced; Kelly Lichter and Erika Donalds won’t run for re-election to the School Board; and another candidate filed to challenge Board chairman Roy Terry.

Board of County Commissioners

Managing growth and development
Maintaining and repairing infrastructure
Other BCC news
City of Naples

Council elections
Other City news
City of Marco Island
Collier County Public Schools

Response to the Parkland shootings
Other CCPS news
That does it for February’s local news. Stay tuned for my state news round-up in my next post.


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