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January 14, 2012 The city of Cape Coral did the right thing in entering into a scrub jay mitigation agreement with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Lee County last year. more »»

Time to raise the bar

January 7, 2012 Ah, Cape politics — always interesting, always diverse. That’s a good thing. We take little issue with the free expression of opinion, even when that expression gets, well, a little down and dirty. more »»

New Year’s revelations

December 31, 2011 Cape Coral took another jab to the jaw in 2011 as the fight back to economic normalcy moved into round five. more »»

Long-time watchdog will be missed

December 23, 2011 Political commentary in the Cape is going to lack some of its snap in 2012. Ralph LePera, long-time community activist and pundit extraordinaire, died Dec. 10. more »»

Cape Coral at the crossroads — again

December 3, 2011 In the two years since the municipal election of ’09, Cape Coral has come full circle — a new council and, soon, a new city manager. more »»

Overturn order, then study fees for records

November 26, 2011 Cape Coral City Council is set to discuss an enacted change to the city’s public records policy on Monday. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 19, 2011 Thanksgiving, like Independence Day, is a true American holiday. more »»

Reject ‘infill’ assessment

November 12, 2011 Cape Coral voters swept three new council members into office Tuesday night, retaining one incumben. more »»

Reject Cape Coral charter amendments

November 5, 2011 Voters heading to the polls today and Tuesday will decide not only four city council seats but the fate of three proposed amendments to the city’s charter. more »»

Cape Coral City Council endorsements

October 29, 2011 Early voting for the Nov. 8 Cape Coral General Election begins Monday. more »»

Time to make strides

October 22, 2011 Today, area residents will step off at the Tanger Outlets to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. more »»

Data collection a good step forward on Chiquita Lock

October 15, 2011 The city of Cape Coral has received additional confirmation from the state as to how it addresses environmental concern. more »»

‘A travesty’

October 8, 2011 Just days after the administration stirred up a controversy by changing a long-standing candidate forum format based on “complaints” that have not been substantiated by either the names of those... more »»

Incentive goals lacking specific measures for student achievement

October 1, 2011 The Lee County School Board has given its new superintendent five performance incentive goals for the upcoming year, all but one keyed to school or teacher achievement. more »»

Council must provide direction on outsourcing

September 24, 2011 Cape Coral City Council on Thursday approved a $135 million operating budget. That’s down slightly from last year’s adopted document, and the plan for the fiscal year beginning Oct. more »»

Congratulations to primary winners

September 17, 2011 Cape Coral voters winnowed a crowded city council candidate slate down to eight Tuesday night in a primary election that wrought few surprises to those who have been paying close attention to Cape... more »»

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 »»



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