To the editor:
I have been a resident of Lehigh Acres for 11 years. I am proud to call Lehigh Acres my home. During the 11 years I have been in Lehigh Acres, I have tried to be an informed resident. I believe that being a resident of any community is more than attending a meeting once a month. We are here for the betterment of our community.
In my years in Lehigh Acres I have seen a handful of individuals spreading half truths and outright lies trying to control the future of Lehigh Acres. These individuals are not looking out for our community, but their own political interests. The sad truth is that they are being successful. This small group of individuals has been able to decide the future of our community (example incorporation). I am concerned that our community is hearing the wrong message. I am not sure about you, but The Voices of Lehigh that is published in a privately owned paper does not express my views or vision for Lehigh Acres.
Our community represents many different groups and organizations. We need to find a unifying voice to make our community a better place to live. Our community is at a pivotal point and we need to become informed about the issues that are facing us. I would encourage you to find answers to your questions and concerns for Lehigh Acres.
Since we are not an incorporated city, but an unincorporated community of Lee County, we need to make our presence felt at the County Commissioner's meetings, along with other county meetings that make decisions for our community. If Lee County will not look out for us, then we need to do our part. I believe it is time for this community to become proactive instead of reactive. I also believe that every resident needs to be committed to the future of Lehigh Acres in a positive way.
Today we need to start the process of planning on how to get our message out and our voices heard, instead of a group of individuals that are holding our community in the dark ages. This is the 21st century and growth and change is necessary.
Now is the time to act. My hope is that today you will decide that Lehigh Acres is worth fighting for and commit to its future. Anything less would be neglecting our responsibilities as a resident of Lehigh Acres. Let us start the process now.