The Community of Lehigh Acres Takes Another Look At Cityhood
By the Lehigh Acres Gazette
Another effort is being made to make Lehigh Acres an independent municipality. A feasibility study will be conducted to gauge whether or not the growing community will be able to sustain its own government.
The BMJ Consulting Firm based in Fort Myers has been hired to conduct the study.
According to Joe Mazurkiewicz, President of BMJ Consulting, the study doesn’t consider any new revenues or any new services. It will be status quo.
Lehigh Acres resident voted against incorporation twice in the past, once in 2008 and 1996. Residents were mainly concerned with a possible tax increase.
The study will be conducted in multiple phases.
Will taxes go up? Will status quo be enough? Will they force the Fire Dept and LA- MSID to join in?