A Lee County Circuit Court judge has given Cape Coral officials a month to provide reasons why he should not quash the city's annexation of Matlacha. The Cape Coral City Council voted last December to annex an uninhabited 5.6 acre parcel on Pine Island Road, sparking both a court battle and a new effort to incorporate the area in and around Pine Island.
Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais has recommended that county commissioners keep the county tax rate at its current rate for the upcoming budget year. More: Lee County property values jumped close to 9 percent in 2016More: County tax rate was cut in 2016Keeping the tax rate at $4.0506 per $1,000 of assessed value would raise 6.2 percent more money in the budget year that begins in October, compared to the current year. The county estimated that keeping the same tax rate would raise $417 million.
Lee County has settled a lawsuit over the firing of an employee who cooperated in a county clerk's audit of the county's dealings with VR Labs. County Commissioners will be asked to put up $108,044 to settle Lisa Wagner's claims under the state Whistleblower Act and federal labor laws. The agreement means the county is facing payments of more than $750,000 to employees fired after participating in the VR Labs audit.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".