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Mayor's Message

May 2024

Dear Residents of Cape Coral,

As we embark on a new month, I want to provide you with updates on important developments and initiatives in our great city.

First, I'm thrilled to share our vision for the future of the Yacht Club Community Park. We're dedicated to revitalizing this iconic area, transforming it into a center for recreation, leisure, and community gatherings. With careful planning and collaboration, our goal is to create a destination that enriches the lives of residents and visitors alike. Please visit the City’s website ( for details about these plans.

As we prepare the budget for fiscal year 2025, fiscal responsibility and transparency remain our top priorities. Public safety continues to be a primary focus, and I encourage you to attend one of our public workshops to provide valuable input on resource allocation decisions.

Additionally, I anticipate an upcoming discussion on citywide beautification projects. As we invest in infrastructure and amenities, enhancing Cape Coral's aesthetics is also important for our future. Your input and feedback will be essential as we strive to create a more beautiful and welcoming community for all.

With hurricane season approaching on June 1st, it's crucial for all residents to take necessary precautions and have a plan in place to safeguard themselves and their families.

I'd like to recognize the hard work of our staff in maintaining our City's CRS (Community Rating System) rating of 5. Many of you have heard that FEMA recently announced plans to retrograde Cape Coral’s rating along with several other communities in Lee County. Our rating not only showcases our commitment to mitigating flood risks but also results in reduced flood insurance premiums for residents. FEMA is providing 60 days for communities to address any alleged deficiencies, and Cape Coral is actively addressing FEMA's concerns to ensure continued compliance and eligibility for these benefits.

In conclusion, I'm optimistic about Cape Coral's future and grateful for the opportunity to serve as your mayor. Together, we'll continue working towards making Cape Coral a place we're proud to call home.

Warm regards,

John Gunter
Cape Coral Mayor