Letters & Guest Commentaries

Letter to the Editor: Damaging Our City


I am greatly disappointed with the performance of Howard Reed at the October 4 city council meeting. He was the swing vote and defeated every attempt the majority of council had to hire a new city manager. Since it takes 5 votes to hire a manager, Reed used that power to obstruct. Irreparable damage to our City was of no […]

Letter to the Editor: Rogue Marco Island Ex-Employee


Recently an ex-employee of Marco Island government has indirectly harassed over 350 Marco Island residents. To get back at city government, he submitted complaints of code violations of sidewalks of over 350 residents. Normally, a single person would notice a sidewalk that could potentially cause a trip or fall. That person could then request the city to inspect the sidewalk […]

Letter to the Editor: Friendly Reaction


Respected friend, Keith Dameron, recently wrote an LTE expressing his opinions on several topics. I’m moved to make a few remarks. Keith states that “only 440 votes” defeated the ambulance proposal. This camouflages the reality that 3,245 voters wisely did not wantour dysfunctional Marco administration to replace the ambulance service provided by Collier County. Keith laments that “only” 5,590, or one […]

Letter to the Editor: A Concerned Citizen


Below is a copy of a letter that Dr. Carlos Portu, PRAC Chairman, sent to a citizen who had emailed the Marco Island City Council regarding a recent email chain being circulated by a “Concerned Marco Island Citizen.” First off, thank you for taking the time to email city council regarding Veterans Community Park. As Chairman of the Parks and […]

Uninformed Accusations



Recent Letter to the Editor writer, Mr. Bill Harris, boldly stated that the City of Marco Island shows favoritism to city council candidates Swiacki, Richards and Young, by allowing them to place their campaign signs in the swales/right of way. He asks, why would anyone vote for a candidate who has no regard for laws, suggests that the candidates may […]

LTE: Leadership is Everything


The recent vote on bringing a second ambulance to Marco Island was defeated by only 440 votes or 7% of the total 5,590 votes cast. Considering the year round population of Marco Island is approximately 16,500 residents, the turnout represents only 34% or one third of Marco voters. Where were the other two thirds and why didn’t they vote? Could […]

LTE: Keyboard Commandos


Many people have received negative emails about me. These emails were sent from the same “Keyboard Commandos” that sent thousands of emails during the 2016 City Council campaign to prevent me from getting elected. They succeeded. I ask you: “How well has this dysfunctional Council worked for Marco Island?” You may have seen an edited video of me discussing a […]

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Samantha Malloy!



Samantha Malloy performs her duties as Marco Island’s Manager of Parks, Culture, and Recreation with professionalism, dedication, and a passion to provide programs and activities that enrich our quality of life on this island. She cares deeply about this community and our best interests and about doing the right thing – for all of us. Samantha works hard to find […]

Sam Young for Council


Our waterways and beaches are the single most important asset we have. We take them for granted and that needs to change. Marco Island needs leadership that understands this and will work proactively to protect our natural resources. This is why I am supporting Sam Young for Marco Island City Council. As a Charter Fishing Captain, a member of the […]

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Interested in voicing your opinion with a Letter to the Editor? Coastal Breeze News loves hearing from our readers, but please comply with our rules. Rules on Letters to the Editor: Coastal Breeze News will accept only one letter to the editor per letter writer, per 30-day period. All letters must be 250 words or less. CBN reserves the right to […]


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