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The heat is on!The heat is on! Summer is upon us; early dawn, late dusk.. longer days and shorter nights. Seems to match the rhythm of Team Nancy. We are excited to have you join us in attaining success as this campaign, of the people and for the people, moves into the home stretch toward victory on August 23rd!

The last day to request a vote-by mail ballot is August 13. You may request yours by calling the Supervisor of Elections office at 239.252.8683.

Listening to the Residents... Making a Difference!


Nancy Lewis is running for County Commissioner, District 2 to be your voice! After more than a year of living with mounds of hazardous dust, dirt, and the persistent noise of concrete pipe demolition, Naples Park residents turned to Nancy Lewis for help. Their voices and code enforcement complaints had been repeatedly ignored by County staff and the District 2 County Commissioner. Nancy speaking on behalf of residents
 
Nancy Lewis spoke to the County Commission regarding County staff’s issuance of a temporary use permit to the contractor - a permit  which allowed the demolition of concrete pipes on a residentially-zoned lot... in the middle of a neighborhood.

At the June 14 County Commission meeting,  Commissioner’s finally acknowledged there was a problem with the temporary use permit process and directed County staff to bring back a recommendation to fix it.

Use of a neighborhood lot to demolish concrete pipes is not limited to Naples Park residents. Palm River residents and Brookside residents will soon be faced with a similar Public Utilities project. 

As your County Commissioner, Nancy Lewis will NOT support the issuance of a temporary use permit that allows demolition of concrete pipes within a neighborhood. Nancy will require contractors adhere to their contracts and the Land Development Codes.

 

Emergency pumping operation
Logan Blvd. Emergency
Pump Operations Update

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is reviewing an agreement with the City of Bonita Springs to allow pumping of 30,000 gallons a minute or 42 million gallons a day of untreated stormwater into Collier County District 2's Logan Blvd. canal and into the wetland preserve area between Olde Cypress and Esplanade - ultimately flowing into the Cocohatchee River to the Gulf of Mexico. This stormwater may contain fertilizer, fecal matter from overflowing sewers etc. 

Nancy Lewis attended the SFWMD presentation regarding the draft agreement and noted the following, as yet, unanswered questions. What is the impact of this untreated water on Collier County residents? What parameters will be used to declare an emergency? 

Nancy proposes that the pending Agreement be revised to include Collier County as a party to the Agreement. Additionally, the Agreement should contain specific criteria that includes the definition of a 'declared emergency' and specific criteria that must be met before pumping occurs and when pumping must cease. The Agreement must also include an immediate termination clause and termination of the pumping permit for non-compliance. 
 
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Endorsement by Immediate Past President of the Women's Republican Club, Naples Federated in the Naples Daily News...
Donna Wagner
OPINION
Letters to the editor for Saturday, June 4, 2022
Letter writers Gannett- Excerpt from:


Nancy Lewis for Collier commission
Attention Collier County citizens: Wake up! The August 23 primary election is extremely important for many reasons and deserves your attention. Do you want big government? Do you want unabated growth? Do you want fiscal accountability? Do you want an individual who will listen to your concerns and fight for you? Do you want someone who has lived in Collier County for many years and understands the history and culture of our community? 

The budget for Collier County is $2.4 billion. The county commissioners oversee the entire infrastructure: water, sewer, bridges, EMS, parks, taxes basically everything that happens here to determine our safety and quality of life. This is serious stuff, not a game.

The District 2 county commission race is highly contested, to the point that cartoons with false allegations are being circulated. You can tell the content of character by how one conducts themselves in their personal and public life as well as how they run a campaign. One District 2 county commissioner candidate stands head and shoulders above her opposition. Nancy Lewis is the only candidate who has not and will not take contributions from developers. As Robin Williams said: "Politicians should wear sponsor jackets like NASCAR drivers, then we would know who owns them." Nancy Lewis is the candidate " of the people, by the people and for the people." I endorse and support Nancy and I urge you to give her your vote.

Donna Wagner, Naples

Nancy Lewis Wins!

Nancy wins MIACC straw vote
Nancy was announced the winner of the Straw Poll Vote for District 2 Commissioner candidates for both the Marine Industries Association of Collier County (MIACC) and Politics and the Park.

Marine Industries Association of Collier County (MIACC) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization focused on the responsible growth of the marine industry for the benefit of its members, recreational boaters, the community, and the environment.

(Above photo courtesy of MIACC: Nancy with Tiffany Sawyer-Schenk, Executive Director and Josh Maxell, Board Treasurer of Marine Industries Association of Collier County)
 

Supporters from Naples, Collier County NYPD 10-13 ClubPolitics in the Park Supporter

Politics in the Park - Nancy Lewis is the Straw Ballot Candidate Winner for District 2 County Commission! Thank you for your support and vote, and to the Naples Area Board of REALTORS, Collier Building Industry Association, Naples Florida Weekly, Greater Naples Chamber and all the other sponsors!

(above photo to the left: Nancy with supporter Valentina Dimitrii, right: Nancy with Naples, Collier County NYPD 10-13 Club supporters.)
As your Commissioner, Nancy will:
  • Listen to the residents concerns and find resolutions
  • Uphold development laws and eliminate the routine exemptions that are causing Overdevelopment and traffic gridlock
Nancy is the ONLY candidate not accepting developer and special interest group campaign contributions. You are her priority!

Nancy Lewis, Candidate for District 2 Collier County Commission
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DOLLAR$ and $EN$E... A Citizen's Guide To County Finances
Get to know our county finances. It makes good sense...

DOLLARS AND SENSE is part of an ongoing effort to keep the residents of Collier County informed of all Collier County financial transactions. It is the goal of the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to provide the very best accountability in order to create a clear and concise evaluation of the County’s finances, so that you have a quick and concise summary of annual financial information. The following are excerpts from the guide prepared by the Clerk's Department of Finance and Accounting for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021.

Sources of Revenue
Keeping you 'In the Know' ... 

New County Manager: Collier County commissioners voted unanimously to select Amy Patterson for the Collier County Manager position. She is the first woman to hold the position since Collier County's creation nearly a century ago. 

Nancy attended the Collier County Government Board of County Commissioners fiscal year 2023 Budget Workshop last week.  At that time County Department Heads, Supervisor of Elections, the Clerk of Courts, Sheriff's Office, and the County Attorney made budget presentations to the Commissioners and answered questions.

Here are some of Nancy's takeaways:
  • Taxable value countywide has increased for the eleventh (11th) consecutive year in the tax base is at an all-time high.
  • Preliminary June taxable value numbers provided by the Property Appraiser at the end of May include a county wide taxable value increase of 13.09%. Unincorporated area taxable values increased 13.06%.
    • 2022 (FY23 June Preliminary)
    • General Fund Taxable Values  $118 ,376,101,028 (+23.09%)
    • Unincorporated area general fund taxable values $ 74,482,468,663 (+13.06%)
  • As provided in above, June preliminary taxable value countywide for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 (2022 tax year end) totals $118.3 billion 
  • The difference FY 2023 to FY 2022 is $73,738,000
  • The County Manager’s Agency direct budget and operating transfers comprise most of the recommended $73.7 million increase in General Fund appropriations.
  • Projected total principal debt outstanding at 9/30/22 is $685.7 million
As Commissioner, Fiscal accountability will be imperative!
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Are you aware that Collier County had the lowest reported crime rate in 2021?

Collier County has the lowest crime rate of any metropolitan county in Florida. Crime rate is calculated per 100,000 residents and includes part 1 crimes reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Part 1 crimes are property crimes and violent crimes consisting of homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Thank you to the Collier County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) for proactively keeping us safe! 
 

Collier County 2021



School Safety Model...

Did you know the CCSO is now serving as a model for law enforcement agencies across our state and the country for keeping children safe at school?

The tragic school shooting in Parkland, FL, provoked a question in Collier County. Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk wondered, “what if we could do something to stop it before it occurred.”

The Threat Management Program is a partnership between the sheriff’s office and Collier County Public Schools. 

The goal is to stop the violence before it gets through school doors. And while the number of incidents is going up, most of those are not credible. “Today, we’re pushing more than 500 incidents. Now, that’s comments or behavior issues. Some are threats,” Sheriff Rambosk said.

Youth relations deputies carry out part of that responsibility by working with the students every single day. Sheriff Rambosk said, “We have a lot of great kids, and they’re all trying to do the right thing. Some go off track, and we try and help get them back on track.”

Sheriff Rambosk and his team will accept an award of excellence for the threat management program from the School Safety Advocacy Council on July 26th in Orlando. Congratulations and thank you!

Family First...

Family Fun Day!Come join Nancy at NABOR Family Fun Day... It's FREE!

School's Out for the Summer! And we are celebrating with our Family Fun Day, which will be held at our building on Saturday, June 25. This is a FREE event for the whole CollierCounty community. There will be lots of activities and a variety of vendors. Plus, there will be yummy treats like popcorn, pizza and Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
 


To learn more about the Hometown Heroes Housing Program, click here:
https://www.floridarealtors.org/.../hometown-hero-program...
Hometown Heroes Program


Housing Help



Collier County is expanding its scope to help more residents who are struggling to pay rent, mortgage or utilities.

Collier County Sheriff's Office returns this summer with their popular Gone Fishing program for all Collier County youth Gone Fishingat the Naples Pier.
The program runs June 6th - July 29th, Monday - Thursday, 7:30am -12pm. No fishing gear is required, the CCSO will provide that for the children.
 
Gone Fishing is a parent/child event. Children may not be dropped off on their own.
This is a great way to get the children out and active this summer during the cooler morning hours and enjoying Life In Naples.

Hurricane Preparedness 

Hurricane Preparedness ChecklistWe can all agree that Collier County is a terrific place to live, work and play, but as a coastal community on the Gulf we are vulnerable to hurricanes. The 2022 hurricane season is officially underway. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1st-November 30th.
Now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles but you should have multiple options. Your destination could be a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone. 

District 2 Map ... Who can vote for Nancy Lewis?

Boundary Map
Our district boundaries have expanded and now include:

Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club, Huntington Lakes, Longshore Lake, Quail West Golf and Country Club, Quail Creek Village, Quail Creek and StoneCreek.


 

may coNancy's Nuggets ...

  • CCSO Test Program: Collier County Sheriff's Office has started a 911 test program with drones in North Naples. When a 911 call comes in, drones are immediately dispatched from the 911 Control Center to assess the situation in real time. The test site tent is located on top of NCH North Collier Hospital.
  • Be Vigilant: Naples Park area has experienced multiple catalytic converter thefts. They are being stolen right out of residents cars. The converters precious metal is being sold and Honda vehicles seem to be the most popular. The CCSO suggests residents may consider installing a security camera for addtional monitoring.

  • Credit lock for children under 16: Did you know If your child is under 16, you can request a free credit freeze, also known as a security freeze, to make it harder for someone to open new accounts in your child's name? The freeze stays in place until you tell the credit bureaus to remove it. (Minors who are 16 or 17 can request and remove a security freeze themselves.) To activate a credit freeze, contact each of the three credit bureaus. Find their contact information at IdentityTheft.gov.
  • Cell Phone/Utility Bill Credit Monitoring: The National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange (NCTUE®) is a FCRA-compliant consumer credit reporting agency. Its members are telecom and utility companies that contribute their customer account information to a central database. This allows members to access consumer payment histories to better manage their credit portfolios and make well informed risk decisions.

Working Together... Team Nancy Needs Your Help!

Our Collier County. Our Future.

This campaign is 'of the people and for the people'. Every contribution matters.
Campaign Contributions
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Nancy Lewis for Commissioner and mailed to:
10102 Regent Circle, Naples,  FL 34109
 
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The Primary Election is August 23rd.

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