Posts to encourage and facilitate informed voting and civic participation in Collier County, as well as opinion pieces and commentary.

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.

Proposed Sanctuary County Ordinance Fails on 2-3 Vote

Collier County Sanctuary County ordinance fails

Collier County’s Board of County Commissioners rejected a proposed Bill of Rights Sanctuary County Ordinance by a vote of 2-3 last night, after almost seven hours of public comment and Board discussion.

The Proposed Collier County Sanctuary County Ordinance

Proposed Collier County Sanctuary County Ordinance

Should Collier County Commissioners adopt a Bill of Rights Sanctuary County Ordinance to nullify any federal law that is deemed to be contrary to an individual’s constitutional rights? Here’s what voters should know.

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.

Collier County & Local News for June 2021

Collier County and Local News Recap - June 2021

County to consider Bill of Rights Sanctuary County ordinance July 13; Naples may consider Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance; Longwater and Bellmar villages, concept for Town of Big Cypress approved.

Florida Government News for May 2021

May 2020 Florida Government News

DeSantis signs $100 billion budget; cruise ship battle continues; 30-year gambling compact signed; FDOE proposes U.S. history standards targeting critical race theory.

Collier County & Local News for May 2021

May Collier County and Local Government News

Naples Mayor faces ethics charges. ClubCorp/BigShots Golf coming to Collier County. Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment challenges continue. Planning Commission approves Town of Big Cypress.

Florida Government News for April 2021

Florida Government News April 2021

DeSantis suspends COVID-19 restrictions; vaccination rate lags the nation. New voting law, others passed as legislative session ends. First state budget to top $100 million awaits signature.

Collier County & Local News for April 2021

April 2020 Collier County Board of County Commissioner News

Commissioners move ahead with county-owned golf course. AC Marriott hotel coming to town. Planning Board recommends approval of Bellmar Village.

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