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Editorial | Unsolicited bid bill opens door to abuse

The Florida State Legislature has passed a bill that could change the way government entities like the city of Cape Coral process unsolicited proposals for public-private partnerships, also called P3s. Sent to the Governor’s Office on Monday, CS/HB 781 is among the legislation awaiting the ...

Editorial | New focus for old favorite

Those who look forward to rides, carnival games and, of course, the annual indulgence of fair fare, are not going to find the newly rebranded Southwest Florida Ag Expo lacking the things that made the old regional fair a staple for generations of Lee Countians. The Ferris wheel and funnel ...

Editorial | Help preserve Cape Coral’s unique attributes

Cape Coral’s expansive canal system is not the only attribute that makes our city unique among the many in Florida. Cape Coral also is home to the state’s largest population of burrowing owls, a tiny member of the species which nests in burrows underground. The Cape is home to than 2,500 ...

Editorial | Help ‘end the stigma’

Unless you are one of the very lucky ones, addiction has touched your life or that of someone you know. A neighbor. A co-worker. A family member or someone else you love. Addicts — those with what is now called substance abuse disorder — are not limited to that “druggie,” ...

Editorial | A fine line: Protocols, rules & free speech

Cape Coral City Council updated its Council Agenda Rules of Protocol on Wednesday. Approved without discussion as part of the Consent Agenda, the changes clarify penalties for members of the public who break Council’s rules of decorum and are so asked to leave the meeting or who are escorted ...

Minors employment bill opens job opportunities

Proposed state legislation, HB 49/SB1596: Employment and Curfew of Minors, is getting hammered by a number of organizations statewide. The bill, co-introduced in the House by Lee County Delegation members Mike Giallombardo and Spencer Roach in the House and, in the Senate, by Sen. Danny ...

Editorial | Caloosahatchee Connect: Win-win project complete

In February 2022, The Breeze heralded on these pages the commencement of a joint project between the cities of Fort Myers and Cape Coral that had been years in the making. That project was Caloosahatchee Connect, a plan to construct an underwater pipeline to bring treated wastewater from Fort ...

Editorial | Stay tuned

Cape residents got an update on the city’s plans for the Cape Coral Yacht Club this week. The “final” site plan for the historic complex held little surprise as Council had already tweaked previous plans and given staff ample direction for what will be a wholly new complex. What’s ...

Editorial | A change for the good

Cape Coral’s first budget workshops of the new year will take place next week with a welcome change. While the two-day discussion session — previously referred to as a “council retreat — will again take place off site, this year’s meetings to be held Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 at Mercola ...

Editorial | Popular hometown events jumpstart Cape’s calendar

What better way to kick off the new year than with a Cape Coral tradition — or two or three? The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will again jumpstart the Cape’s annual major events schedule with its popular Cape Coral Art Festival & Market Place set for Jan. 13 & 14 along Cape Coral ...