Following the Public Information Meetings, our Association has heard the feedback from citizens attending those meetings as well as communication with our membership, area HOAs and other civic groups. Additionally, the East Naples Civic Association attended meetings and provided comment. We also sent a letter to staff and community stakeholders on November 1, 2021. Staff suggested for ENCA to submit a map of our own – however the technology to generate a new map is not available to the public in great detail.
With that said, the East Naples Civic Association is recommending an amended Map Four - with the northern border extended from Rattlesnake to include all areas south of Thomasson. This map keeps District One intact and unites the Isles of Collier Community and also brings communities along Davis and Radio fully into District Four, making the Berkshire Community whole and no longer divided between Districts Three and Four. We are also opposed to Maps One and Five which would fracture East Naples communities and further split our voice.
We accept that with growth that the community of East Naples must be split but, in that notion, we believe that two Commission Districts should represent our historic community and that neighborhoods in those districts be wholly represented. District One should encompass Isles of Collier and District Four should include the PUD of Berkshire. This amendment to Map Four respects population, incumbency, retrogression, and compactness.
East Naples Civic Association