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We applaud Cape Coral City Councilman Marty McClain’ for proposing giving control of the South Cape Redevelopment Agency back to the city.
Fort Myers News-Press
The city of Tallahassee is going to offer a money-back guarantee for local builders who want to build new single-family homes, townhomes or duplexes.
Tallahassee Democrat
APD should be more diligent in investigating possible Sunshine Law violations.
Metro Mobility won Palm Tran Connection’s five-year, $90 million contract by promising to provide the service for $16 million less.
Palm Beach Post
We support Jim Werter for reelection for the St. Augustine Airport Authority.
St. Augustine Record
We encourage Escambia County and the city of Pensacola to find a way to restore funding to the branches of the West Florida Public Library System.
Pensacola News-Journal
On Sept. 17, County Commissioner James Campbell was arrested on charges of perjury and official misconduct;
Northwest Florida Daily News
Cleaning up county taxing units begins with ensuring they all speak the same language.
Punta Gorda Herald
4,300 individuals have been processed for deportation since the partnership began in 2007 under then-Sheriff Don Hunter in the wake of 9/11.
Naples Daily News
It is time for new leadership within Lee County government and we urge County Manager Karen Hawes to step down before next week’s vote to remove her.
Fort Myers News-Press
County Administrator Taryn Kryzda and the commission chair should review - and sign off - on all consent agenda items before the meeting.
Treasure Coast Palm
Finally, Hernando County residents fighting drug addiction will have a place closer to home to get help.
Hernando Times
It's one small but creative idea for saving more of the 20,000 dogs and cats that end up in Hillsborough County's animal shelter every year.
Tampa Bay Times
Parents are familiar with the many fun practices used to teach young children about fire safety, like stop, drop and roll.
Tallahassee Democrat
Instead of adult actors pretending to be high school students on TV, this is like a bunch of juveniles trying to act like adults in real life.
Tampa Bay Times
County employees have not had a raise in four years and it does not look like one is coming in the next fiscal year.
Citrus County Chronicle
When the City Council meets next, there will be a push to continue waiving the mobility fees developers pay for transportation improvements.
Florida Times-Union

Letter To The Editor

Duval County’s consolidated government dates back 40 years.
Established as a model for efficiency across 840 square miles of Northeast...

Florida Times-Union

Citizens of Archer, I am asking that you step up and take charge of your town, attend city meetings that are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each...

Alachua County Today

We had our chance not to re-elect Mr. Meek and Mr. Damato at the primary, but the voters failed. Now we are stuck with them and their foolish...

Citrus County Chronicle

There is no reason that the closure of Shannon Ridge could not have been accomplished in a manner that gave the owners and tenants full knowledge...

Florida Times-Union

The Department of Environmental Protection is embracing a town proposal to build a 3,500-foot pipe extension to bring sand from the south jetty at...

Palm Beach Daily News

The Times-Union reported on two of the three Beaches communities joining Jacksonville in not raising the millage rate.
Given declining house...

Florida Today

Instead, we needed an immediate and huge investment in education and training so the next generation of Americans worked with their heads rather...

Highlands Today

One sure way to save Lee County $15,000 for a public relations firm to fix a deceitful mess created by Lee County Manager Karen Hawes is simply to...

News Press of Fort Myers

Op Ed

Our study compared the town’s police and fire performance to other municipalities as Palm Beach underwent manpower reductions and pension reform....

Palm Beach Daily News

As we close out fiscal year 2012, St. Johns County has had another excellent year in providing the services expected by the citizens of the county...

St. Augustine Record

by Dr. Radut.