Local News in Review – May 2018

📩 Forwarded by a friend? Subscribe to Sparker's SoapboxCollier County, FLHere’s this month’s review of news about our elected local officials and governing bodies.Managing growth and developmentCounty commission approves zoning for proposed East Naples towers. Change allows up to 377 residential units, 228 hotel rooms and up to 200,000 square feet for various commercial uses. Naples … Continue reading Local News in Review – May 2018

Who’s Running for Congress in the August Primaries?

📩 Forwarded by a friend? Subscribe to Sparker's SoapboxAugust 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaWhen there is more than one candidate for an office from one of the political parties, the August Primaries determine which of them will go on to the General Elections in November. Florida voters will elect one of their two U.S. Senators and their member of … Continue reading Who’s Running for Congress in the August Primaries?

Who’s Running for Governor in the August Primaries?

📩 Forwarded by a friend? Subscribe to Sparker's SoapboxAugust 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaThis is the first of what will be several posts in the coming months about the candidates running for offices that will be on Collier voters’ ballots for the August 28 primary elections. See my earlier “Get Ready to Vote in the August 2018 Primaries” for … Continue reading Who’s Running for Governor in the August Primaries?

School board candidate forums begin today; more to come!

School Board CandidateForums begin today!Almost half our property taxes support public education in Florida, yet fewer than ten percent of registered voters elected two school board members in the 2014 mid-term elections.This August, three school board seats are on the ballot, and all Collier voters, regardless of the district they live in, can vote in each of the … Continue reading School board candidate forums begin today; more to come!

State News in Review – April 2018

April 2018Florida voters should be aware of four significant developments in April affecting state government:The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) approved eight amendments for the November ballot, bringing to 13 the number of amendments Florida voters will decide;A judge upheld a 2017 education law challenged by Collier, Lee and 12 other school boards;An appeals court handed Gov. … Continue reading State News in Review – April 2018