April 2022
A Message from Mayor John Gunter

As we enter the month of April, Cape Coral continues its steady growth and economic stability. Our unemployment rate is low at about 3.4% and continues to remain below the state rate of 3.8% and the national rate of 4.3%. Over the last 12 months, our job growth is 5% compared to 1.4% nationally, and our population grew by approximately 1.7%.  
Cape Coral continues to have a robust economic climate where individuals have opportunities to thrive in our region. Cape Coral is a wonderful place for businesses and families to grow their footprints. The City works hand-in-hand with its partners to create innovative and valuable opportunities for our residents and business community. Smart growth in our community moving forward is essential for our success In future economic development.
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John Gunter

Conserve Irrigation Water Now to Prevent Future Restrictions

Cape Coral City Manager Rob Hernandez has issued a Notice of Emergency – Water Shortage Advisory for use of water for irrigation purposes.

The current two-day watering schedule remains in effect. All residents are asked to reduce watering of lawns and landscaping on those days. Residents are also encouraged to consider voluntarily adjusting timers to water only one day each week. Hand watering is allowed at any time.

Without conservation and rain, the City may need to move to a mandatory one-day watering. The City will also be increasing enforcement activity to address illegal watering. The watering days and hours depend on the last number of the home address. (See image above for details.)
Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Opens Monday, April 4

Summer Break is just around the corner and the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department is once again offering a wide variety of traditional and specialty day camps for children ages 3-13 from the week of June 6 through August 6.

Registration for all Parks & Recreation Summer Camps will open on Monday, April 4. Space is available on a first-come, first-paid basis with limited capacities.

Click on the button below to see the Summer Camp Guide with links to online registration, and be sure to sign the kids up early (starting 4/4/22) for the best selection.
Mayor Gunter Receives FLC Award

The Florida League of Cities (FLC) recently recognized Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter with a 2022 Home Rule Hero Award for his hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2022 Legislative Session.
Mayor Gunter was chosen for working tirelessly throughout the 2022 legislative session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities, and advance the League’s legislative agenda.

Home Rule is the ability of a city to address local problems with local solutions and minimal state interference. Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials, both elected and nonelected, who consistently responded to the FLC’s request to reach out to legislature members and help give a local perspective on an issue.

Congratulations to Mayor Gunter for receiving this disinguished award.
Introducing Cape Coral's Improved 311 App

Looking for an easy way to report a City issue, pay your water bill, apply for a permit, or even find information about recreational amenities in the area? The City of Cape Coral has a new and improved app for that!

The new 311 app is easy to download. Click below to watch a short video that explains how to find the correct app so you can start using it at your convenience.
City Welcomes New Solid Waste Manager

The City of Cape Coral is pleased to welcome Mr. Terry Schweitzer to the Public Works team as the new Solid Waste Manager.

Terry has been tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities, including overseeing the waste management franchise agreement, contract administration, waste stream analysis, GIS development, statutory compliance, targeted collections, and pilot management, business start-up support, City Code management, and Lee County solid waste disposal/tipping agreement(s).

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska and more than 25 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Please join us in welcoming Terry to Cape Coral.
EnerGov Permitting Software Update

The City of Cape Coral Development Services Department has converted to a new permitting software system called EnerGov and the Customer Self-Service portal (CSS) for this system is now open for enrollment.

For questions about the software, please review the training and instructional documents on the City's EnerGov Information page and the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

If still having difficulty, please contact the Customer Service-Permitting Division at [email protected] or 239-574-0546. 
GO GREEN! Sign Up for Utility E-bills & Automatic Payments

As a reminder, the City recently transitioned to a new online utility billing and payment solution.

The new system allows customers to easily set up electronic billing, set up automatic bank draft or credit card payments, make one-time payments, change contact information, link accounts, and view consumption history.

Want to try it first? Customers who choose to get E-bills and/or make auto payments can switch back to paper bills and manual payments at any time.

Visit www.CapeCoral.gov/Finance/CBS or call 239-574-7722, Opt. 3, Opt. 5
Cape Coral Police Department News
The men and women of the Cape Coral Police Department work hard every day to help keep our City safe. See some of the latest notable news below recognizing their efforts and/or click on the newsroom link for more details:

  • CCPD Recognizes Two New Lieutenants and Five New Sergeants During March Promotion Ceremony (See story/pic below)
Please join us in congratulating CCPD’s newly promoted Lieutenants and Sergeants!

From left to right – Sergeant Phil Mullen, Sergeant Maris Lebid, Lieutenant Paul Kaye, Chief Anthony Sizemore, Sergeant Charles Mills, Sergeant Thomas Kortright, Sergeant Jason Wallace, and Lieutenant Heather Causer (not pictured).

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others.” Jack Welch
Cape Coral Fire Department Offers Free CPR Classes
The City of Cape Coral puts together a variety of quarterly department reports to help keep the public and business community informed.
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