It’s time to mail your Vote By Mail ballot!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. The U.S. Postal Service recommends that you mail your Vote By Mail (VBM) ballot one week before the due date to account for any unforeseen events such as weather issues and to allow for timely receipt and processing by the election office, you should mail it no later than Tuesday, October 30. A postmark … Continue reading It’s time to mail your Vote By Mail ballot!

Voting on the Collier County Sales Surtax

Vote Early in Collier CountyOctober 25 - November 3Collier County voters have the opportunity to vote for or against a County Sales Surtax (surtax) on the November ballot. How I’ll vote on this item has been the most difficult decision I faced on this ballot, and I know that others have been struggling with it as well.In … Continue reading Voting on the Collier County Sales Surtax

Voting for Collier County Judge

Collier voters have the opportunity to vote for one of two candidates for County Judge in the upcoming election: Blake Adams or Jim Moon.In this post, I’ll explain what a county judge does, share what I learned about the candidates through online research, in meetings with both candidates, and from conversations with community leaders and … Continue reading Voting for Collier County Judge

Voting on the judicial merit retentions

Early Voting in Collier CountyOctober 25 - November 3All Florida voters have the opportunity to vote for or against the retention of one Florida Supreme Court justice, and Collier County voters will vote on the retention of four judges of the 14-county Second District Court of Appeal this year. This type of vote is called a merit retention vote.In … Continue reading Voting on the judicial merit retentions

Voting in the Collier Mosquito Control District elections

Early Voting in Collier CountyOctober 25 - November 3If you live in the Collier Mosquito Control District (map here), you have choices for two of its Board seats on your ballot: Seat 1 and Seat 2. In this post, I’ll review what the CMCD is and does, share what I’ve learned about the candidates, and tell you … Continue reading Voting in the Collier Mosquito Control District elections

Voting on the Proposed Amendments

Election DayNovember 6, 2018Florida voters are faced with decisions about 12 proposed amendments to the state Constitution next month. Three were put on the ballot by the Florida Legislature, two by citizen initiative, and seven by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission.In this post, I’ll briefly explain each amendment, identify supporters and opponents (click on a … Continue reading Voting on the Proposed Amendments

Local News in Review – September 2018

Highlights of local news in September include adoption of next year’s local government budgets and millage rates, and action (or lack thereof) on growth-related and other governmental projects. In addition, the Naples City Council hired a new City Manager to replace retiring Bill Moss (it took two tries) and the Marco City Council made progress … Continue reading Local News in Review – September 2018