Collier Commissioners rejected a request Tuesday to give part of the county’s casino revenue to the Immokalee fire district, and offered no insight on the future of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency.
During an annual redevelopment workshop, commissioners didn’t act on hiring for the short-staffed redevelopment agency that seeks state and federal grants to improve Immokalee’s infrastructure. The agency also serves as Immokalee’s main advocate to county officials, who live 25 to 45 miles away.
Immokalee leaders have complained to the county in recent months, arguing the area receives little attention. The redevelopment agency has been without a permanent leader for four months after ex-operations manager Bradley Muckel resigned, saying he was frustrated over limited results and poor communication between the agency’s advisory board and commissioners.