August 2017 Month in Review – Local news

Local news in August was again dominated by our elected officials’ efforts to plan for growth, prop up aging infrastructure, and address the need for affordable housing and satisfy the desire to set aside conservation lands.

This month, decisions will be made when the County, City and School Board finalize their FY 2017–18 budgets. Let your voice be heard before they do. This Month in Review identifies some of the issues they will address. See the end of this post for budget hearing meeting dates and how to contact your representatives.

Also in August, Collier County Public Schools reopened after the summer break, and two candidates filed to run for School Board from District 3.

The stories, editorials and commentaries noted below link to the Naples Daily News unless otherwise noted.

Top stories: Collier County

Top editorials and commentaries: Collier County

Top stories and editorials: City of Naples

Top stories: Collier County Public Schools

Top editorials and commentaries: Collier County Public Schools

Election news

Upcoming budget hearings

  • Collier County Board of County Commissioners – September 7 and 21. Materials here.
  • Naples City Council – September 6 and 20. Agenda here.
  • Collier County School Board – September 12. Agenda here.

Take a few minutes and share your thoughts with your representatives before they decide how to spend your tax dollars. Reach your County Commissioners here, Naples City Council members here, and Collier School Board members here.


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