INADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE

County Commissioners Suggest Reducing the Already Frail School Budget

Have you ever wondered how Lee County’s rapid growth and development is affecting the County’s school budget? Over the past 15 years, the School District of Lee County has grown from about 71,000 students to 93,000 – an increase of 22,000 students (31%). The student population is (and is projected to continue) growing at about…

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transportation, transporting funding

Inadequate Transportation Funding and the Debt it Causes

Every day we experience and read about the increasing traffic congestion and dangers on Lee County roadways. We hear the Commissioners blame others (including municipalities) for causing the congestion, telling us all the great things they’re doing to address the problem and their grandiose future plans (e.g. flyovers), creating the impression that relief is on…

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Lee County’s Growth & Its Need for Full Impact Fees

Rapid population growth in Lee County has been with us for decades. Starting from a population of 105,000 in 1970, it has now grown to 714,000 in 2018 – a six-fold increase. Since 2010, Lee County has added 135,000 new residents; the equivalent of 16,875 people per year. And the population growth is projected to…

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fort myers, lee county

Lee County is Growing So Fast & We Are Losing the Quality of Life

Lee Future believes in a better Lee County and is fighting for a sustainable future and high quality of life. Charlotte Newton, a longtime community leader and citizen member of the News-Press Editorial Board, penned a commentary in February which highlights the threats to our quality of life caused by the County Commissioners’ current policies…

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