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Fort Myers, Florida

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Fort Myers, Florida is a city in Florida. It is the county seat of Lee County. Fort Myers will be host to a Chicago Tea Party on February 27, 2009 to protest the stimulus bill.

Lobbying

Main article: Florida government sector lobbying

Fort Myers has reported $164,400 spent on lobbying between 2004-2008 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2004-2008[1]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2008 $10,000
2007 $40,000
2006 $40,000
2005 $40,000
2004 $34,400
See also: Florida League of Cities

Fort Myers pays membership dues[2] to the Florida League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association.

Ballot news

Intimidation tactics enter local petition drive

Accusations are flying around Fort Myers, FL about police using "excessive force" and activists using "coercion" during a petition drive to set up a police review board. The group has collected 1,500 valid signatures and intends to gather the remaining 1000. However, the Police Union plans to contact all those have signed the petition either by calling, mail or by going door to door and asking them to remove their signature or refuse to sign if asked to.[3]right|State map of Initiative and Referendum rights]]

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