Representative Adam Botana has filed a Bill with the local Florida delegation that would merge the Fort Myers Beach mosquito district into Lee County. The Bill will be considered by the delegation on October 30th at their annual meeting at FSW in Fort Myers.
The Botana Bill will move through the regular Bill process in Tallahassee if it’s approved by more than 50% of the local delegation on the 30th. If it makes it through the House and Senate and Governor DeSantis signs it, it will become effective on the day it becomes law.
Fort Myers Beach Mosquito Control Chair Joanne Semmer said she was never notified this merger was being considered and says it will cost Fort Myers taxpayers more money and provide less service. Semmer told Beach Talk Radio News Representative Botana has not provided any logical or financial reason for the merger. Semmer plans to speak at the delegation meeting on the 30th in opposition to the merger.