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Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis

By Jim Melican, President Emeritus and GSAC Board Member  Submit questions or feedback online. It is increasingly evident that the lack of affordable workforce housing has reached crisis proportions, not only in the City of Naples but in Collier County at large. Reportedly 40,000 people who work within our county limits commute each day from Lee County [...]


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opts for Natural over Structural

By Pam Nicholls, GSAC Board Member Submit questions or feedback online The Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has requested extra time and more funds to revise its plan to improve coastal resiliency and strengthen coastal defenses in Collier County. It is understood the original, multibillion-dollar Coastal Storm Risk Management plan, which called [...]


Meet Bob Daniels an icon on Park Shore Beach

By Stan Karpf, Vice President, GSAC Board of Directors Submit questions or feedback online Those of you who have walked the Park Shore Beach over the years have hopefully had the privilege of meeting Bob Daniels, the bearded gentleman who can always be seen during the morning hours carrying a bag or two of trash he [...]


Our local community policing officer talks about how we can best protect our property

By Jim Melican, President Emeritus and GSAC Board Member  Submit questions or feedback online. Most of our residents are unaware that the Naples Police Department includes a Community Oriented Policing Unit which has been in operation since 1995. This unit is based on the concept of the police and the community working together to find solutions to [...]


The Great American Clean Up Bay Days – March 5, 2022

By Pam Nicholls, GSAC Board Member Submit questions or feedback online Did you know that you can play a practical, meaningful role in keeping our county and coasts cleaner? For over 26 years, the non-profit Keep Collier Beautiful (KCB) has been organizing volunteers in Collier County to help keep waterways free of trash. Recently, KCB has been [...]


GSAC Special Election Edition: City Council Candidates Weigh In

The issue. The existing hospital tower on 41 is 92’6” tall and is a grandfathered City height variance from the 42’ City Charter limit. The new NCH Heart & Vascular Institute is asking for a 6’2” height variance on the Telford location behind the Route 41 hospital tower. This would make the new NCH Heart [...]


Proposed Plans for NCH Heart & Vascular Institute

The NCH Healthcare System (NCH) plans to build a new, state-of-the-art Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Institute on its downtown campus. Currently, cardiac services are spread across departments and buildings on the downtown campus. The new building would consolidate these services into one building, thereby providing significantly improved efficiencies in care and research, as well as [...]


Meet the Candidate: Ian Rudnick

As befitting the youngest candidate in the race, Ian Rudnick’s enthusiasm is matched by a sense of urgency. “I’m not getting into this to become a politician; I’m going into this because I was a Naples police officer and I see that this city is going to become unsafe if we keep going down the [...]

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