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Cape Council begins talks on FY24 budget

The Cape Coral City Council winter retreat is the unofficial kickoff of the budget season, which will culminate with the ratification of the 2024 budget for the city in September. On Friday, council heard from Finance Director Mark Mason on the budget process and, with all that is happening ...

City Council to discuss legislative priorities, including grant applications

The city of Cape Coral is looking to get a share of state money for both Hurricane Ian related expenses and infrastructure projects. To that end, the Cape Coral City Council will discuss grant applications, its proposed 2023 state legislative initiatives and the possible hiring of a second ...

Hurricane Ian levels plans for Cape Coral Yacht Club

Plans for a $60 million dollar renovation of the Cape Coral Yacht Club appear to be another Hurricane Ian loss with the city now looking at a total rebuild. Cape Coral City Council got a look Thursday at options for a completely re-imagined Yacht Club that would make the city-owned complex ...

Goodwill to sponsor job fair, resource day

Hurricane Ian hit more than four months ago, but many Southwest Florida residents are still dealing with the aftermath trying to put their homes, their businesses and their lives back together. To help the community in their recovery efforts, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL), ...

Cape Council will not renew city manager’s contract

Cape Coral City Council voted today to put City Manager Rob Hernandez on notice that his contract will not be renewed at its end date. In a special meeting called by Mayor John Gunter, the elected board voted 5-3 to not extend Hernandez's three-year contract past its Aug. 11, 2023 rollover ...

Council retreat revisits old projects, intros new

At the very beginning of the Cape Coral City Council winter retreat on Thursday, City Manager Rob Hernandez gave a presentation on “13 Ways to Kill your Community,” a book by Doug Griffiths he read while at a city managers convention. Besides the typical ones like lack of commercial, not ...

Man dies after bicycle/pickup crash on Country Club Boulevard

A Pennsylvania man died Tuesday, Jan. 31, from injuries he suffered when his bicycle collided with a pickup truck on Country Club Boulevard in Cape Coral. According to the Cape Coral Police Department report, officers responded to the scene of the vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the ...

Better Together seeks church partners for Nationwide Day of Second Chances

For its fifth consecutive year, Better Together is breaking down employment barriers by hosting a series of background-friendly job fairs on April 20, as part of its Nationwide Day of Second Chances. In advance of the annual event, the nonprofit is seeking church partners across the country to ...

FDLE shares tips to keep you safe during data privacy week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During data privacy week, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) shares tips for citizens and businesses to keep data secure from criminal actors. Whether you are shopping or banking online, gaming, using social media or working from a smartphone or computer, ...