Collier County Legislative Delegation

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 

 North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109

Chair – Representative Bob Rommel (District 106)
Time:  9:00am until Completion of Agenda
Proposed Recess from 12:00pm – 12:15pm 


Invocation –  Representative David Borrero
Pledge  –  Senator Kathleen Passidomo 

Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes

  1. Board of County Commissioners
    Penny Taylor
  2. Naples Airport Authority
    Michael Lenhard
  3. Collier County Public Schools
    Dr. Kamela Patton
  4. Collier County Public Schools
    Jen Mitchell
  5. Clerk of Courts & Comptroller
    Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel
  6. Immokalee Water & Sewer District (2)
    Laura Donaldson/Sarah Catala
  7. City of Naples / City Hall
    Mayor Theresa Heitmann
    Pete DiMaria, Interim City Manager
  8. City of Everglades
    Mayor Howie Grimm
  9. City of Marco Island
    Erik Brechnitz
  10. Collier Citizens Council
    Michael D. Lyster
  11. Tom Maish
  12. Naples Botanical Garden
    Donna McGinnis
  13. Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2nd District
    Ita M. Neymotin
  14. Collier Health Services d/b/a Healthcare Network of SW Florida
    Dr. Emily Ptaszek
  15. Lee Healthcare Center
    Michael Nachef
  16. Children’s Network of SWFL
    Nadereh Salim
  17. NCH Healthcare System, Inc.
    Paul Hiltz
    Matthew Holliday
  18. C/T Task Force
    Richard Schroeder, MD
  19. David Lawrence Mental Health Center, Inc.
    Scott Burgess
  20. Lighthouse of Collier
    Scott Flagel
  21. Naples Senior Center at JFCS
    Jaclynn Faffer
  22. Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
    Jane Schiff
  23. League of Women Voters of Collier County
    Janet Hoffman
  24. League of Women Voters, Education Committee
    Diane Preston Moore
  25. Naples Pathways Coalition
    Michelle Avola-Brown
  26. PACE Center for Girls Collier
    Marianne Kerns
  27. Moms Demand Action
    Kimberly Craig and Katherine Cunningham
  28. Captains for Clean Water
    Jessica Pinsky
  29. Coalition for Quality Public Education
    Richard Woodruff
  30. Florida Citizens Alliance
    Jim Kelly
  31. Champions for Learning
    Susan McManus
  32. ABATE of Florida House of Representative
    Darrin Brooks
  33. Susan Villani
  34. Floridians for the National Popular Vote
    Adrienne Beebe
  35. Florida SouthWestern State College
    Robert Jones
  36. Florida Gulf Coast University
    President Mike Martin
  37. Florida Gulf Coast University
    Alyssa Fleischer
  38. Americans United for Separation of Church & State
    William Korson
  39. Homeless & Hunger Coalition
    Michael Overway
  40. Triple Dippers
    Dave Jaye
  41. Collier Mosquito Control District  (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
    Chris Lyon


     PUBLIC COMMENTS – all speakers will be limited to two (2) minutes, unless extended    by the Chair.


2021 Collier County State Legislative Delegation Meeting and Public Hearings Information. Agenda in formation.

Please be informed that these hearings are to hear local bills and local budget requests.  If you are interested in filing a local budget request, please contact the office of your House and Senate sponsors to learn about the separate budget process requirements and deadlines in the House and the Senate.

Local Bills

The deadline for submitting local bills to the Delegation is NOON on Monday, November 29, 2021.  All local bills must be accompanied by completed paperwork required by the Florida Legislature, including original signatures of the legislative sponsors. The original set of documents (letter size and 3-hole punched) must be forwarded to Representative Bob Rommel at 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 304, Naples, FL 34112.  In addition, an electronic version of the local bill must be emailed in “pdf” format to  All proposals for a local bill are expected to be presented at the hearing and must be drafted in bill form.  Unless there is an emergency, the Delegation will consider for introduction only those bills that have been presented at the hearing.  Decisions on whether to introduce local legislation will be made at the hearing.

If the local Legislative Delegation agrees to support the issue and introduce a local bill, a legal advertisement of the proposed bill must be placed in a newspaper of general circulation at least 30 days prior to introduction in the House or Senate unless the bill contains a referendum provision.  The local entity requesting the proposed bill will be responsible for placing the legal advertisement in the newspaper.

According to sections 11.021 and 11.03, Florida Statutes, evidence that notice has been properly published must be submitted before a local bill, not subject to referendum, can be introduced. The notice must be broad enough to include all matters contained in the body of the proposed legislation, although the specific contents need not be listed in detailed form.  The function of the notice requirement is to provide reasonable notice to a person whose interests may be directly affected by proposed legislation so that he or she may inquire further into details of the local bill.  Additionally, if he or she so desires, that person may seek to prevent enactment or to persuade the Legislature to change the substance of the proposed bill.

Local Budget Requests

If you are submitting a local budget request (Appropriations), this request must be in the proper format, which can be found at APR Fillable Form FY 2022-23.pdf (, and sent to Kim Timm at by NOON on Monday, November 15, 2021.

General Presentations

The deadline to request to appear on the meeting agenda for a general presentation before the Legislative Delegation (not related to local bills) is NOON on Friday, November 19, 2021.  Attached is a Request to Appear form for those who wish to be placed on the agenda.  This form must be emailed to no later than NOON on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Presenters who wish to provide supporting documentation must submit the original (letter size and 3-hole punched) to our offices at 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 304, Naples, FL 34112 no later than NOON on Monday, November 29, 2021.  In addition, a digital copy of the documents must also be submitted in “pdf” format to

General Public Comments

Members of the public who wish to comment will have an opportunity to speak upon completion of all local bills, budget requests and agenda items.  You must complete a Public Comment Request card, which will be available at the check-in desk on December 8, 2021, and will be called to speak in the order in which the request was submitted

The agenda for the Collier County Delegation hearing will be released to the news media on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, to allow the citizens of Collier County ample time to prepare comments if they so desire.

My staff and I stand ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to a successful delegation meeting for the 2022 Legislative Session.