City & County Goverment

Planning Board Finalizes Sign Changes


The Marco Island Planning Board met on May 4 to put the final touches on a newly revised sign ordinance for the city, which would update the existing ordinance and bring it into compliance with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Their changes would deal with many aspects of signage, from the square footage allowed, limiting their ability to deal with […]

Sign Ordinance Under Review


If you attended the Marco Island Planning Board’s meeting on April 20 you probably could of heard the popular 1970’s song that includes the catchy lyrics, “signs, signs everywhere a sign,” playing in your subconscious. The Planning Board has been working on a referral from the city council to address an issue brought to their attention by Council Chairman Jared […]

Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing Becomes Heated


Collier County District 4 Commissioner Penny Taylor held an informational town hall meeting to discuss the contentious issue of the development of affordable housing in East Naples. Hundreds gathered at the South Regional Library to hear from the commissioner and to voice their own concerns regarding the topic. The evening began with a presentation by Taylor in which she clarified […]

The Battle of the Racquets


The battle for availability of court time and parking bubbled to the surface at last week’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. The issue between tennis and pickleball players at the Marco Racquet Center became a front and center discussion item. Marco Island is not alone dealing with this issue. The demand for court time and space is a problem […]

New Selection Process For City Manager Stalls


At the recent meeting of the Marco Island City Council, council heard from both Chairman Jared Grifoni and Councilor Howard Reed as to how to proceed regarding the selection of a new city manager. Former City Manager, Dr. Lee Niblock, was recently terminated by council for cause, based on violations of the International City Managers Association Code of Ethics. This […]


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