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Collier County & Local News for February 2022

Collier County Government News

Commissioners take steps to encourage affordable housing. Fired Acting County Manager had lobbied for foreign governments. Redevelopment of Naples Beach Club property continues to hit snags.

Florida Government News for January 2022

Florida Government News for January 2022

House, Senate approve state redistricting maps. Congressional map on hold after DeSantis issues his own map and seeks Court review. Republican priority bills move ahead as 2022 legislative session nears half-way point.

Collier County & Local News for January 2022

January 2022 Collier County and Local Government News

County Manager to retire by July. Deputy County Manager fired. CCPS reports record high school graduation rate. Pay hikes approved for Collier teachers, county employees. Homeless shelter expansion approved.

Florida Government News for December 2021

December 2021 Florida Government News

DeSantis releases $100 billion Freedom First budget proposal. State challenges to federal vaccine mandates seem to be succeeding. UF accreditation under review due to free speech controversy. Conservationists’ case tossed.

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.

2022 Naples City Council Elections

2022 Naples City Council Elections

Election Day is Feb. 1. Incumbents Ray Christman and Terry Hutchison are running for reelection, facing challengers John Dugan, Beth Petrunoff, and Ian Rudnick. The top three vote-getters will win.

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.

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