REMINDER: 7:00 AM Start Time for Thursday’s Lee County Legislative Delegation Meeting

Please arrive at 7:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 30, for the Lee County Legislative Delegation Meeting at: Florida Southwestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 33919, in the Nursing Building, Room AA-177.

Florida Representative Adam Botana will introduce a bill for discussion that creates the Captiva Island Conservation Area to maintain Captiva’s current building heights and density. We must make our overwhelming support for this legislation clear to the delegation members.Representative Botana asks that Captiva residents speak first, followed by Sanibel residents, and then Lee County residents. To ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to speak, please limit your remarks to three minutes.

As a reminder, the bill will do the following:

  • Limit building heights to the current 28 feet above base flood elevation;
  • Limit density (including hotels and motels) to the current three units per acre; Limit zoning to what exists currently;
  • And permit the build-back of nonconforming buildings damaged by natural disaster in compliance with updated federal flood elevations without a reduction in use, density, intensity, size, or square footage of the damaged buildings.

We’re thankful to Representative Botana for listening to our community’s near-unanimous opposition to the Lee County amendments and taking action to prevent increased building heights and density on our beautiful island.

And thanks to everyone who has emailed the legislators in advance of the meeting!

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