Hurricane Irma Damage Update: 6 weeks out

CLICK HERE to view an email from Dana Souza, Naples’ Director of Parks and Recreation, regarding the many issues that have arisen in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. CLICK HERE to review the initial engineers’ report regarding the damage to the pier.

ONA joins Naples Garage Coalition to Oppose Parking Garage

Issue: A controversial plan for a 350-space parking garage at 4th Avenue and 4th Street is being quietly rushed through City Council during the summer months when so many folks are out of town escaping the heat. If we don’t act, this will be a fait accompli by August 16th.   Coalition: ONA has joined with Coquina Sands, Lake Park, River Park, Citizens for Preserving Naples, Protect Naples and a half dozen condominium associations to form the Naples Garage Coalition.   Position: The Coalition strongly opposes the misapplication of $15MM of taxpayers’ money to place … Read More>>

Emergency Preparedness – CodeRED System

The purpose of this message is to remind Naples citizens and businesses that the hurricane season begins on June 1st.  Now is the time to think about hurricane preparedness.   One of the most essential elements of preparedness is communication.  Your City has one of the most effective means of communicating emergency messages.  The system is called CodeRED. The system allows time-sensitive emergency telephonic communications through a robust dialing infrastructure.  An emergency message, typically 60 seconds or less, can be sent to thousands of people in a few minutes.  Messages will be sent when evacuations … Read More>>

Another Important Zoning Meeting: May 10, 2017

Short story: Every 10 years, the City of Naples revises its master planning document, called the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. The Planning Advisory Board (PAB) is beginning its final deliberations on the proposed changes. These changes will have significant impacts on all aspects of the City’s development for the next decade.   The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. this Wednesday morning in the City Council chambers, as the last item on the agenda which will likely be considered at 9:30 a.m. or later, though one can never be sure.   Please attend! Your presence sends … Read More>>

Alert: Round 2 of D-Downtown Hearings, 1:00 p.m. time certain, May 3rd, City Council Chambers

April 28, 2017 Short story: The City will continue its formal consideration of zoning changes to speed development in the D-Downtown district which may negatively impact the Old Naples neighborhood. Please spend a few minutes to become familiar with the issues, come to the City Council’s Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Wednesday May 3rd at 1PM in City Council Chambers to register your concerns, and alert your friends and neighbors. The Details: There is a critical meeting at 1PM on Wednesday May 3rd at City Hall during which the City Council (sitting as the Community … Read More>>

ONA Air Traffic Survey Summary

April 6, 2017 ~ Our thanks to those of you who completed the ONA Air Traffic Survey—if you have not, you may still do so by clicking (HERE) to access the Survey until it’s closed out on April 14th.  Opinions matter so please give us your thoughts if you haven’t already. Elected Officials and the Naples Municipal Airport need to hear your concerns in contrast to that evidenced by 147 complaints received by the Airport in all of 2016. The Survey while not developed by a third-party agency has revealed some very substantive quantitative results … Read More>>

An Important Alert for ONA Members

April 4, 2017 ~ Short story: The City is poised to make adverse zoning changes which may negatively impact the Old Naples neighborhood. Please spend a few minutes to become familiar with the issues, come to the City Council meeting this Wednesday to register your concerns, and alert your friends and neighbors. The Details: There is a critical meeting at City Hall this Wednesday April 5th at which the City Council (sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency or “CRA”) will review and vote on recommendations for the multitude of zoning changes for the CRA and … Read More>>

Citizens Input for Projects Impacting Old Naples

The Short Story:  The November 28, 2016 meeting of the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) at 9AM at City Hall is important for residents and owners in Old Naples.   CRAAB will discuss, and take public input on:   The redesign of 3rd Avenue South between 10th Street and the Gulf of Mexico Potential changes to the D-Downtown Zoning District (currently bordered approximately by 7th Avenue North, 5th Avenue South, 8th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road), including possible expansion of the district to potentially “incentivize development“.   If you have concerns about traffic along … Read More>>

Naples Reconsiders its Ethics Code

Summary: City Council recently voted to rescind the City of Naples’ Code of Ethics, but after considerable negative feedback, is going to “review” the Code at its November 16 meeting. Here is what you can do: Review the issues summarized below.   Communicate with City Council regarding your views. Here are their emails: Bill Barnett: mayorbill@naplesgov.com; Doug Finlay: dfinlay@naplesgov.com; Ellen Seigel: eseigel@naplesgov.com; Linda Penniman: LPenniman@naplesgov.com; Michelle McLeod: MMcLeod@naplesgov.com; Reg Buxton: rbuxton@naplesgov.com; Sam Saad: ssaad@naplesgov.com   Attend the City Council meeting on November 16th and speak up. This item is currently scheduled as the last item … Read More>>

A Message from Bill Moss regarding Hurricane Preparedness

Ladies and Gentlemen: The purpose of this message is to remind the citizens and businesses that we are now into the hurricane season.  While there is no imminent threat of a hurricane at the moment, it is prudent that all of us begin to think about hurricane preparedness. One of the most essential elements of preparedness is communication.  Your City has one of the most effective means of communicating emergency messages.  The system is called CodeRED. The system allows time-sensitive emergency telephonic communications through a robust dialing infrastructure.  An emergency message, typically 60 seconds or … Read More>>

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