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GSAC President Jim Melican’s Report at the Annual Members Meeting 01-27-21

GSAC President Jim Melican's Report at the January 27, 2021 Annual Members Meeting The past year, for GSAC as for all of us, was a unique and hopefully never to be repeated year, in which many of our activities were truncated because of the pandemic. We got off to a great start with our January [...]


New Red Tide Respiratory Forecast Tool Available for Collier County

Post Date: 12/17/2020 3:30 AM Thursday, December 17, 2020 Provided by: Collier County Pollution Control   There’s some good news for residents, visitors and businesses susceptible to red tide blooms! The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast has been expanded to Collier County. The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast (https://habforecast.gcoos.org/) is being expanded to more Gulf Coast beaches thanks to new harmful algal bloom [...]


Dec 21st – Naples City Council to revisit Mask Ordinance

On December 21st at 8:30 am, the Naples City Council will conduct a special meeting to revisit the requirement of wearing of face masks in certain circumstances. GSAC President, Jim Melican, plans to speak on behalf of our community in support of the mandate (read his comments from the December 16th City Council below). Our [...]


City Council regularly scheduled Workshop & Meeting

The next regularly scheduled City of Naples City Council Workshop will take place on Monday, December 14th beginning at 8:30 AM. The regularly scheduled Regular Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 16th beginning at 8:30 AM. Links to the agendas, including supplements, are provided below. All meetings are opened to the public with requirements [...]


Dec 11 – Notice of Horizon Way Access for Clam Pass Project

Memorandum To:                  Jim Melican, GSAC President From:             Lisa Jacob, Project Manager, Collier County Pelican Bay Services Division Subject:          Notice of Horizon Way Access for Clam Pass Project Date:               December 11, 2020   Please be advised that starting on Monday, December 14, Collier County Pelican Bay Services Division will begin mobilizing equipment for a mechanical excavation [...]


Creating safe, bikeable and walkable communities for Collier residents

Since 2002, Naples Pathways Coalition has been advocating for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vulnerable road users. We worked with community members and elected officials to develop the City of Naples Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan as well as Collier County’s Comprehensive Pathways Plan. As work continues with the Paradise Coast Trail, organizers are excited [...]


Shop the Village and Support Local Business

The Village Shops is the “go to” location for shopping and dining for residents of Gulf Shore Boulevard North. There are over 40 unique shops and six sparkling waterfront restaurants that are open for business. As with all business, COVID-19 has had an impact on our restaurants and merchants. Now, more than ever, the local [...]


Naples City Council opts-out of Collier County Mask Ordinance

Following a five hour discussion on December 3, 2020, the Naples City Council, by a 4-3 margin, voted not to opt-in to the Collier County face mask mandate. This decision came despite the recommendation of their own staff, the Chief Medical Officer of the NCH Healthcare System and the Executive Director of the Collier County [...]


Naples City Council to Discuss Mask Mandate – Dec 3rd

On December 3, the Naples City Council will conduct a special meeting to determine whether it will opt-in to the Collier County executive order mandating the wearing of face masks in certain circumstances, pass its own resolution to similar effect, or eschew a mandate while continuing to strongly encourage face coverings. GSAC is supporting a [...]


Guest Commentary – Yes Conservation Collier

By Ellin Goetz, YES Conservation Collier Chairperson I’ve been a small business owner and lived in Naples since the mid 80's. With the special “quality of life” we enjoy here, it’s no surprise that so many others have discovered Collier County. I’ve witnessed conversion of our once wild lands into development, threatening the balance of [...]

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