News Recaps

Curated news about Florida and Collier County governing bodies, elected officials, and the issues they address

Collier County & Local News for December 2021

Collier County and Local News December 2021

Collier County approves redistricting map. Patton named National Superintendent of the Year finalist. Beach parking, boat launch fees increase. Public Art Committee to be formed. No more Sunday fishing at Naples Pier.

Florida Government News for November 2021

November Florida Government News

Special legislative session a DeSantis victory. Proposed congressional and legislative redistricting maps released. State/federal tug-of-war over vaccine rules continues. Troubling UF free speech controversy widens.

Collier County & Local News for November 2021

Collier County Local News November 2021

Commission redistricting update. New short-term rentals ordinance. Coastal storm risk management study on hold. Naples union workers win big raises. Collier Schools’ Kamela Patton named Superintendent of the Year.

Florida Government News for October 2021

Florida Government News October 2021

DeSantis calls special session to address mask, vaccine mandates. Elections supervisors say democracy under threat. DeSantis wants more election reforms. Redistricting committees won’t hold public hearings before drawing maps.

Collier County & Local News for October 2021

October 2021 Collier County and Local Government News

More zoning changes for apartments and commercial development. Relieving Immokalee Road congestion. Renourishing county beaches. New NCH hospital zoning district. Naples fire chief assumes interim city manager duties.

Florida Government News for August / September 2021

August / September Florida Government News

Fighting mask and vaccine mandates. Slow uptake on federal COVID relief. A more simpatico Surgeon General. Major news media companies sue for access to Florida’s COVID-19 data. Redistricting committees begin meeting with promises of transparency.

Collier County & Local News for August/September 2021

August September 2021 Collier County & Local News

Spending Collier County’s pandemic relief funds. Collier County School District earns another “A” rating. Naples mayor, council may get salary increases. Marco Island mangrove restoration project breaks ground.

Florida Government News for July 2021

Florida Government News July 2021

Another coronavirus wave hits Florida. DeSantis bans vaccine and mask mandates. Florida signs on to lawsuit challenging Roe v. Wade. DeSantis sides with Israel, adds Unilever to state list of “Scrutinized Countries that Boycott Israel.”

Collier County & Local News for July 2021

Collier County and Local News July 2021

Collier Coastal Storm Risk Management Task Force forms to discuss $2 billion USACE plan. Supt. Patton receives outstanding annual review. Schools start Aug. 10 with masks optional. Mosquito Control boundary expands as West Nile Virus detected.

Florida Government News for June 2021

June 2021 State News

DeSantis wins cruise ship battle with CDC; ACLU wins in challenge to contribution cap on political committees proposing constitutional amendments; Florida’s Supervisors of Elections question new voting law.

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