Annexation problem arises in Bonita Springs

Annexation problem arises in Bonita Springs A misinterpretation of the law could put the City of Bonita Springs’ Pelican Landing annexation referendum in doubt. Bonita officials haven’t collected enough signed consent forms from residents in the annexation area to hold the referendum, the Lee County Attorney’s Office said this week in a memo to county…

Lee agrees to send $13.7 million to Bonita Springs for downtown project

Lee agrees to send $13.7 million to Bonita Springs for downtown project Disregarding concerns over budget constraints, Lee County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to give Bonita Springs $13.7 million to redevelop its downtown. The arrangement works similarly to a community redevelopment agency: capturing increased tax revenue from higher property values and dedicating it to finance…

Exclusive Content: Over 60 FRA Conference Presentations Now Available for Download

Exclusive Content: Over 60 FRA Conference Presentations Now Available for Download Sample Topics Include: Retail Recruitment in the New Economy Health Care and Redevelopment Getting Together How to Apply for State and Federal Grants and Loans Moving Ahead on Projects to Alleviate Slum Condition Using GIS Data to Locate Redevelopment Opportunities Fuel for Change: Local…

Coral Gables Business Improvement District bids farewell to Executive Director

Coral Gables Business Improvement District bids farewell to Executive Director Search for replacement begins immediately November 11, 2013, Coral Gables, Florida—The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables says farewell to Executive Director, Mari Gallet, after nine years in the post. Ms. Gallet will depart in January, having started her own business consulting firm. The…

Tampa core may lose slice of county taxes

Tampa core may lose slice of county taxes TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn pushes downtown redevelopment as a top priority for his administration, evangelizing about its capacity to lift the wider region economically and directing resources there to keep it moving. Now his partner in the campaign, Hillsborough County, is saying enough. For 30 years,…