The Caxambas Republican Club (“CRC”) hosted an evening of “Hot Potato Issues” on June 14. Guest speaker, Marco Island City Councilor Bob Brown, spoke on the critical emergency medical services (EMS) question, “Who will determine your destiny during a medicalemergency?”
It was a packed room of attendees, anxious to hear more about the direction of Marco Island’s EMS. What they learned: 1. There is uncertainty in Collier County’s future EMS plans; 2. Local control of ambulancetransport would provide continuous care from home to hospital; 3. Residents would determine costs, not Collier County or an independent taxing district.
Should Marco Island stay with the county, or should we support our local services? That is the $1 million question.