The GPICA has spent thousands of dollars defending the health and safety of Pine Islanders by fighting for the Pine Island Plan (also known as Goal 14 in the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan) and defending our “Old Florida” lifestyle against over-development.
The Board works hard to follow issues as they arise, to educate Islanders about issues and to encourage county and governmental agencies and officials to protect our waterways and the land-based habitats that truly make this a special place to live.
In December 2020, following a meeting with newly elected Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane and his promise to work with Islanders on our most important issues, the GPICA Board created a survey to gather residents’ input. The survey asked them about the top three issues that most concerned them and why. The Board has been working to address these issues since that time. (Click on the links below to find out what the Board has been doing to address these priority issues.)
About the Survey
We logged more than 300 responses by 168 people by the end of January 2021. The top issues identified by residents were:
Watch the Video for a summary of results. (Click here to download a spreadsheet of results.)