FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2018) – The City of Fort Myers has announced a Safe & Clean Initiative to engage with citizens for a healthier, cleaner, safer community. A collaborative effort among several City departments, staff and volunteers will work together to improve and retain secure places and spaces in the City. The first phase of this program was presented at a City Council workshop on Feb. 20, 2018. Using new mapping technology, the City is able to highlight and illustrate unsafe structures and properties in need of mowing or repairs to meet code standards. The presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link: http://bit.ly/2EW1BDA.
The task force spearheading this effort includes representatives from the police and fire departments, community development, code enforcement, housing and real estate, public works, parks and recreation, IT, and Lee County.
The Safe & Clean Initiative encompasses goals set for from each department. Plans for 2018 include addressing the following: unsafe structures; abandoned and blighted properties; neighborhood clean-up projects; city-wide mowing contracts; quick build program for city-owned lots; damaged signs; chronic nuisances; and foreclosures and liens.
For more information, contact Steve Belden at (239) 321-7902.