Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer to the Editoren-usWed, 20 Feb 2019 15:29:14 EDTWed, 20 Feb 2019 15:29:14 EDT Commentary: The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual - An important tool for near-term relief to the coastal estuaries relationship between water quality and Florida's economy has never been more apparent than it is today. The lost summers of 2013, 2016, and 2018 were beyond challenging for the coastal communities situated along the St.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTA public solution to slime the editor: There is agreement that most of the water slime originates and/or is caused by farms that border Lake Okeechobee and its outflows. So stop creating slime at the source.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTShort-term rental is an election issue the editor: Recent code violations have put short-term rentals (STRs) on the Town Council ballot. There is a push to revisit and possibly rescind STR regulations.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTDon't miss the Dolphin Historian the editor: On Wednesday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m., plan on spending time at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library with Monica Lynn, the local dolphin historian of Fort Myers Beach's back bay.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTAm I the only one struggling? the editor: We're a small town with about 7,000 residents and about 2,000 people that vote, but you'd think we're Washington DC. When my wife, Summer Stockton, ran for council she spent roughly $3,000 for her campaign.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDT