Hurricane victims may qualify for tax credit change

Hurricane Irma brought devastation to the Immokalee area. But, for many residents the pain of dealing with the aftermath continued when they learned that they wouldn’t quality for federal assistance. Now, there are changes for this tax season that could help put money back in your pocket. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those […]

Questions loom after sales tax addition proposed

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Collier County Commissioners moved one step closer toward asking the voters of Collier County to approve a one-cent sales tax increase in November. If approved by voters, the one-cent sales tax would bring between $420 million to $490 million in additional revenue for Collier County. As it stands now, the […]

First responders honored

The Collier County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Monday, October 24, 2017 as National First Responders Day. Collier County Commissioners specifically thanked all first responders from Collier County EMS, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Island Police Department, Naples Police Department, and the various fire districts for their hard work. Interim Deputy Chief Thomas Cunningham with Immokalee […]

Collier County Elections Employees Receive National Designation

Alex Breault and Trish Robertson Recognized as Certified Elections/Registration Administrators. Alex Breault, CERA and Trish Robertson, CERA, of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office were recently recognized as Certified Elections/Registration Administrators (CERA) last week. They join approximately 1,000 other professionals who have gone through the credentialing process. CERA designations are offered through the Election […]

Senator Passidomo announces date for meeting

Senator Kathleen Passidomo announced today that the 2018 Collier Legislative Delegation Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19. The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. in the North Collier Regional Park located at 15000 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109. The delegation will recess at 11:30 a.m. and reconvene at 2 p.m. at the same […]

Changes coming to Immokalee impact fees

Collier County Commissioners approved a measure 4-1 last week to fundamentally change the amortization of the impact fees as they exist in Immokalee. The effort, led by Commissioner Bill McDaniel, will allow developers and future property owners the ability to pay impact fees over a course of 10, 20, or even 30 years rather than […]

Voter registration drives for National Voter Registration Day

COLLIER COUNTY – National Voter Registration Day is on Sept. 27 and the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will host various voter registration drives throughout Collier County in an effort to register voters in time to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election. Diplomats from the elections office will be at various locations including […]

Collier County looking for input on Immokalee Accelerator

Collier County wants to reach out to farmers, local chefs and homemakers hoping to take their product or recipe to the next level. Collier County wants to hear what aspiring culinary entrepreneurs’ needs are by asking them to take a short survey to help planners and builders tailor a state-of-the-art kitchen, food processing and packing […]

Four commission candidates vying for your vote

With County Commissioner Tim Nance choosing not to run for reelection, Immokalee residents got their chance Thursday night to hear what the four candidates for Collier County Commissioner – District 5 had to say about the future needs of Immokalee. The forum, which was moderated by Bernardo Barnhart, lasted just over an hour and a […]

McDaniel running for Commission District 5 seat

Bill McDaniel is a Republican running for District 5 commission seat. He feels his extensive business background and experience is exactly what the county commission needs to help create the county everybody wants. For 34 years he has called Collier County home for his family and business life. His business knowledge extends back to1987 when […]