Fort Myers officials will vote on raising taxes for next year, potentially bringing in an additional $4.8 million. The City Council is gearing up for its first budget hearing today at 5:15 p.m., where officials will discuss a proposed tax rate of $8.65 for every $1,000 of taxable property value, according to city documents. That is lower than last year’s $8.75 rate, but it’s 4 percent higher than the city’s rolled-back rate of about $8.31.
The Lee County Electric Cooperative said 3,600 customers are still without power Saturday morning, 13 days after Hurricane Irma made landfall. That includes customers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Broward and Hendry counties, according to a press release. But less than 1,000 customers are without power Saturday morning in each of the worst hit areas — Lehigh Acres, Immokalee and Everglades City.
Lee County elections are likely the last thing on everyone’s mind right now. At least that’s what the candidates are thinking. “It’s difficult right now,” said Lydia Lowell-Sherman, a Fort Myers Ward 5 candidate. “If you even mention an election, people get angry.”But that’s how it should be, said Kevin Koch, a Cape Coral mayoral candidate. “The election is important, but not as important as helping our people out and making sure they have food and water,” Koch said. Gov.
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".