Top 10 topics and people to watch in Southwest Florida in 2018
January 6, 2018
A new year and a new start. As Southwest Florida says goodbye to 2017’s hurricanes, brush fires and flooding, it looks ahead to a potential sales tax increase, elections and maybe off-shore drilling, among other things.
Here are the Top 10 topics and people the Daily News staff will be watching in 2018:
Bruce Barone Jr.
Barone will oversee the business and promotion of one of the wealthiest areas in Southwest Florida in his first year as executive director of the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District in Naples.
A proposal for the city to buy land and build a new parking garage near Fifth Avenue could be revisited in 2018.