Saturday, June 24, 2017


As you know, this is an election year and primary elections will be held on September 12. Save Our Recreation has sent to each of the candidates two questions related to the old golf course property. We will post the responses on our website and will also send them out in future email blasts.

What we ask each of you is to make sure that you are registered to vote and that you actually vote in the primary election. The registration books close 29 days before the election so be sure to register by 5:00 pm August 14.

Voter Registration On-Line

Voter Registration Sites

The Cape Coral office information is:
Cape Coral Branch Office
At Lee County Government Center
1039 SE 9th Ave
Cape Coral
239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It is truly the duty of all citizens to vote in elections and participate in the great democratic process we have in this country. Particularly when you have items that you care deeply about it is that much more important to vote.  So please follow the information we provide and also look at other sources to make your best informed decision on the candidates and VOTE on September 12.

Friday, June 23, 2017

All Candidate Answers Will be Posted JULY 8

Dear Candidates,

Please find below two questions relative to the former golf course property.  Please email your answers back to me by Wednesday June 21st.  Your answers will be posted on our SOR website, and sent to our Save Our Recreation group by email blast.

Thank you for your time.


Mary Neilson
Save Our Recreation, Inc.

Question one:  Will you vote "No" on the transmittal to the state of the future land-use map amendment for the golf course property that would change it from Parks and Recreation to Single-family Residential that would allow for the DR Horton development called The Palm's?

Question two:  If you do not support the transmittal to the state of the future land-use change, what are your thoughts on what should happen with the golf course property?

Monday, June 19, 2017

New Yard Signs available TODAY!

YARD SIGNS available - NO Donation required.
'but would be accepted'

Please call Mary at 239-243-5989 or email

Friday, June 16, 2017

Councilmember Cosden to host Town Hall meeting on Monday

Town Hall Meeting  This Monday June 19 at 4:30 at City Council Chambers.  The meeting is open to the public to discuss any city issues or concerns.

Councilmember Jessica Cosden District 7


Important Request!  The Cape Coral Breeze has a one question opinion poll on the golf course.  We want to make sure all of you are aware of it and are responding to make sure our voices are heard.  It is important that we let everyone know how important it is to support keeping this as Park and Recreation.  Please go to this link: 

Once you have taken the poll, please forward this message on to your family, friends and neighbors who are interested in the golf course.

Also, our questions on the golf course have been submitted to all of the council and mayoral candidates.  Responses are due by June 21 after which we will post the responses here.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

P & Z meeting Pics

Passionate Cape Coral residents 

Save Our Recreation Attorney Ralf Brookes

Save Our Recreation Consultant Max Forgey ~ Zoning Technologies, Inc.
Save Our Recreation Speaker ~ Cape Coral Yacht Club area resident Gary Eidson
Carolyn Conant-Adair Bike/Ped Speaker ~ SW Cape Coral area resident 
Original Sale Map Brochure

Original Sales Map Brochure

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Planning & Zoning Commission voted to DENY applicant today

Today was a great day for Save Our Recreation and all of its supporters.  We want to thank you for all your efforts as the Planning and Zoning commission today voted 5 to 2 to deny the future land-use change.  Although the journey is not over as the City Council will likely vote on this on August 7, the fact that we prevailed today is certainly a great step in the right direction.

None of this would've been possible without all of the wonderful support from all of you who value this great space and wish to preserve it for the use of generations to come.  You made this a community wide issue and our leaders are hearing your voice.

We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward and seek your assistance where needed.
Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.

Barth and Mary

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

P & Z Meeting. Working tomorrow morning? You can still help!

If you cannot attend, please email a VERY short and to the point message to the Planning and Zoning commission that you urge them to recommend a NO vote on the proposed Future Land Use Map Amendment.  

Their email address is

Staff will enter the email 'count' recommending a 'NO' vote into the record.  

Monday, June 05, 2017

P & Z Meeting Reminder & How Out of Towners Can Help


The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is this Wednesday, June 7, at 9:00 AM in council chambers.  Please come with your sign and wear your green shirt.  If you don't have a sign we will have some for you there.  If you can come at 8:30 and wait outside and display your signs that would be great.

Bring a friend or two with and get the word out to as many others as well.  We want a great turnout.

If you cannot attend, email a VERY short and to the point message to the Planning and Zoning commission that you urge them to recommend a NO vote on the proposed Future Land Use Map Amendment.  Their email address is