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Abuse of power

September 10, 2011 Pompous ringmaster, precarious balancing act performed sans safety net and an 800-pound gorilla that brought out the crowds — Thursday’s packed budget hearing had all the elements of a small-town... more »»

Early voting opens today

September 3, 2011 Cut by half and split by the Labor Day holiday, early voting in the Cape Coral city primary begins today. The polls at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 1031 S.E. 9th Place, No. more »»

Ordinance lays foundation for economic growth

August 27, 2011 Cape Coral City Council is scheduled to consider for the first time on Monday a comprehensive plan amendment that would push the city’s business growth efforts another step forward. more »»

Cape council should go slow on regional planning council decision

August 20, 2011 Saying the city of Cape Coral receives no bang for its buck, Mayor John Sullivan is recommending the Cape withdraw from the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. more »»

Incentives program stumbles on performance disconnect

August 13, 2011 Cape Coral City Manager Gary King submitted his proposed performance pay goals for the new fiscal year this week. more »»

Hiring a veteran is good for business

August 6, 2011 On Friday, President Obama announced his plan to provide incentives to businesses as part of an effort to put returning service men and women back to work in the private sector. more »»

Good news - and bad

July 30, 2011 Due, in part, to off-season employment declines, Lee County’s jobless rate bumped back up in June. An estimated 11. more »»

Time to take control

July 23, 2011 Like a bald-tire beater on a rainy road, Cape Coral council meetings are sliding out of control. more »»

Use common sense during the upcoming city budget process

July 15, 2011 Cape Coral City Manager Gary King submitted his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year to city council this wee. more »»

A thank you to those who seek public office

July 9, 2011 As the official qualifying period ended at noon Friday, 19 candidates had filed the paperwork required to run for city counci. more »»

Celebrations aplenty

July 2, 2011 Area residents looking to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday will have ample opportunity in the Cape with festivities all weekend long. more »»

Lessons learned

June 24, 2011 Receipt this week of the long-awaited independent audit of the city of Cape Coral’s fuel processes did little to quell the controversy surrounding a consultant’s report presented to council last... more »»

Reject re-assessment plan

June 18, 2011 A plan to subsidize utility rates by accelerating impact fees on an estimated 16,000 properties in the so-called “infill” areas of Districts 1 and 2 is on the agenda for council consideration Monday. more »»

Beach would be an amenity

June 18, 2011 In keeping with its new vision plan, the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency is proposing to develop a beach at Four Freedoms Park off Cape Coral Parkway. more »»

The rest of the story

June 11, 2011 The School District of Lee County has proudly trotted out a new Web site component district officials say will better inform parents and the public “on certain hot topics. more »»

Tough part lies ahead

June 4, 2011 According to preliminary numbers released by Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson’s office this week, the collective valuation of property in Lee County dropped another 5.29 percent in 2010. more »»

Time for remembrance

May 27, 2011 For eight U.S. families, this Memorial Day weekend will open with the knock on the door they have feared since their sons or daughters deploye. more »»

Spreader challenge would be an environmental mistake

May 20, 2011 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has rejected the city’s forced application to replace the Ceitus barrier and boat lift, bringing full circle the debate on how to best mitigate... more »»

Be careful with the implementation of police review board

May 13, 2011 Cape Coral City Council is expected to consider the establishment of a new advisory board on Monday. more »»

Get involved early

May 7, 2011 The Charter Review Commission, which has been meeting every other month since September, is scheduled to present its recommendations to the Cape Coral City Council Monday. more »»



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