Collier County Government News for March 2020

This month in Collier County government news: coronavirus strikes Collier County; One Naples high-rise again draws ire; new Naples mayor, city councilors take office. For these stories and more news for Collier County voters, read on…

Collier County government news

Like Florida Government News for March, this county and city news review is also disjointed.

In this post, I’ll begin with an update on our local government’s actions related to the coronavirus since my March 25 post “Florida, Collier County Governments Respond to COVID-19.” While some of it has been superseded by recent events (see The Latest, below), it’s important to know what our elected officials did or didn’t do before the Governor acted.

Then I’ll back up and cover the non-coronavirus-related local government actions in March, as well as news about our state and congressional representatives, and close with some “opportunities to learn.”


The Latest

And in a move that preempts local government actions that are tougher than what he ordered:

Then there’s this, following a week when the state’s unemployment office received 1.5 million calls:

Since My Last Update

Where to Go for Objective Information

Growth & Development

The Environment

Health, Safety & Quality of Life

City of Naples

City of Marco Island

Collier County Sheriff

Our State Legislators

Parts of Collier County are represented in the Florida House of Representatives by Rep. Byron Donalds (District 80), Rep. Bob Rommel (District 106), and Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez (District 105). All of Collier County is represented in the Florida Senate by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo. Find your Florida Senate and House representatives here.

Our Congressmen

Parts of Collier County are represented in the Florida House of Representatives by Mario Diaz-Balart (District 25) and Francis Rooney (District 19). Find your Congressman here.

Opportunities to Learn

Collier County’s award-winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report provides both a great overview and more detail than you can imagine about the County’s finances. Read the latest, published March 10, 2020, at:

The mission of the Naples Community Redevelopment Agency is “to guide private and public initiatives in the Redevelopment Area to facilitate economic development, improve physical characteristics, and encourage investment….” Read its just-released 2018-19 annual report submitted by CRA Chair Ellen Siegel at:

That’s it for March’s Collier County government news. Have a great April and stay safe!

Local news reported in this post is by Jake Allen, Brent Batten, Brittany Carloni, Liz Freeman, Harriet Howard Heithaus, Laura Layden, Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Patrick Riley (USA TODAY Network – Florida: Naples Daily New, News-Press, Marco Eagle)

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