Thursday, April 5, 2018

Local News in Review - March 2018

Here’s my latest review of local news about our governing bodies and decisions made by our elected officials! Top stories:

The County Commission approved the referendum language and project priorities of a one-cent sales tax increase that will appear on the ballot in November, grappled with failing conditions of some of the County’s busiest roads, and was chided for not dealing with the affordable housing shortage by the Daily News Editorial Board.

Naples City Council needs a new city manager after learning that incumbent Bill Moss will retire at the end of the year, and their Marco Island counterpart needs one, too, after firing embattled Lee Niblock …. Collier Schools officials and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk weighed in on school safety following the Parkland shooting … Superintendent Kamela Patton was recognized by the Florida Commissioner of Education for her use of data to improve students' college and career readiness … and a seventh candidate entered the Collier School Board race.

For more on these and other stories Collier voters should be aware of, read on!

Board of County Commissioners
County sales tax referendum
Managing growth and development
Maintaining and repairing infrastructure
Other BCC news
City of Naples
City of Marco Island
Collier County Public Schools
School Safety
Other CCPS news
Local elections
That’s it for last month’s local news. Stay tuned in the coming days for my next State News Month in Review!

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