OVERDEVELOPMENT

The Death of Community Planning in Bayshore

In the early 2000s, recognizing the increase in development pressure and sparked by a plan to locate a new mine in Bayshore, a group of residents calling themselves the Bayshore Steering Committee formed to create a community plan for Bayshore. They hired a planner with their own money and held meetings for public input. As…

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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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