Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer, 20 Mar 2018 19:06:54 EDTTue, 20 Mar 2018 19:06:54 EDT authorization expires in September current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increase.Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDTCounty Commissioner Larry Kiker - Big Carlos Pass dredging is important is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDTGeneral Election recommendations ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTVote YES for 20/20 first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative.Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTConstitutional amendment recommendations voters in Florida, there's a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. Five constitutional amendments have been proposed this year, and four will be decided in the general election One, Amendment No.Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT