Cape Coral 2020 Candidate Questionnaire

  • Calusa Waterkeeper (CWK) acknowledges Cape Coral's unique relationship with water, possessing hundreds of miles of man-made canals which connect to the tidal Caloosahatchee River and Matlacha Pass.

    The City has also experienced multiple cyanobacteria blooms within its closed freshwater systems in 2020, and it is clear they were not caused by septic tanks or Lake Okeechobee.

    CWK recognizes that some candidates have enunciated environmental positions and criticized federal and state management of water resources upstream of Cape Coral. However, many water quality impairments are unquestionably “homegrown” and the city should focus on stemming any pollution originating within its own jurisdiction.

    As a candidate for City of Cape Coral Council, we would like to hear your views on these issues and any comments and proposals that you may have. Because CWK is a 501(c)(3) organization, we do not make candidate endorsements, but we intend to share your position with our members and supporters throughout Lee County, including the City of Cape Coral, and publish them publicly.

    We would be most appreciative if you would please respond by October 15, 2020 in order for us to let people know your position prior to the general election.

  • This completes our questionnaire. Calusa Waterkeeper thanks you for your response as well as your commitment to serving the citizens of Cape Coral.