Straight From The Mayor

Fri
15
Jun

Straight From The Mayor: Thoughts on the new Budget Review Committee

At the final City Council meeting before our summer hiatus, we created a new Budget Review Committee.

I would first like to thank the seven citizens who applied and were appointed to this all volunteer committee. The city appreciates all of you for taking time out of your schedule to help the city in moving forward. I personally wish them great success.

Thu
07
Jun

Straight From The Mayor: Should commercial vehicles be allowed in residential driveways?

It was an interesting discussion at Monday night’s council meeting related to allowing commercial vehicles to be parked in the driveways at Cape Coral homes.

It is pretty easy to understand why an ordinance not allowing the parking of commercial vehicles in residential driveways was generated. Everyone wants to keep their neighborhoods looking as good as possible, and many feel these commercial vehicles would not be conducive to that look.

Fri
01
Jun

Straight From The Mayor: Road widening could be beginning of great relationship between communities

Construction on the final phase of the Pine Island Road Widening Project will soon begin. The stretch of road between Chiquita Boulevard and Burnt Store Road will be expanded from four lanes to six lanes.

The widening Pine Island Road was conceived decades ago and will now finally be completed. I believe, everyone knew when the population started to grow we were going to need an escape route off Pine Island, Matlacha and Cape Coral in the event of a hurricane.

Thu
24
May

Straight From The Mayor: Honoring those who served our country

It is always good to see so many people turn out to pay their respects to our veterans who made a tremendous sacrifice which allows us to maintain our way of life. Without them, this country would not be what it is today. I cannot think of any group that we owe more to than this country's veterans. Some of whom have come home without limbs or with other problems, physical and mental, because of the nature of warfare. I do not believe there is enough that we can do for these fine men and women.

Fri
18
May

Straight From The Mayor: North Spreader Canal issue needs more data to make a sound decision

The combined meeting on May 15 with Cape Coral and the Lee County Board of Commissioners regarding the Ceitus Boat Lift turned out to be a real eye opener.

I expected that it could be a contentious meeting. As it turns out, I was mistaken and extremely happy that I was wrong. I was glad to see that the county appears ready, willing and able to work with city council. As well as the Cape Coral City Council being ready, willing, and able to work with the county to see this boat lift issue put to bed once and for all.

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