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Vice Mayor McCabe Opening Remarks for Community Redevelopment Agency
In this year of the Naples Centennial, Vice Mayor McCabe's opening remarks at the Community Redevelopment Agency states "We stand on the shoulders of Naples' Founders, and for this reason we honor their legacy for the City of Naples for the next 100 years".
Vice Mayor Mike McCabe explains why a challenge to Florida Senate Bill 250 is important to our residents
Vice Mayor Mike McCabe explains why clarification for Senate Bill 250 is important, and why Home Rule, which is the closest to the our community is the best representation for our Residents. Does Tallahassee really know what is best for our community? Or does the locally elected Naples Council better understand our community?
Naples City Manager Jay Boodeswhwar 1 year review by City Council
Vice Mayor Mike McCabe led the charge for a new City Manager. Change is hard, change is not easy, status quo is the easy path but not the best path. The City of Naples, with the leadership of the Vice Mayor Mike McCabe led the path forward for a search for a new City Manager. The process was intensive and many questioned this path. But the results and the changes have borne out the wisdom of the newly elected 2020 Council. The decision was unanimous and the 1 year review of the new City Manager bore out the wisdom of this Council's decision. Listen in their own words, the entire City Council's review of City Manager, Jay Boodeshwar.
Vice Mayor Mike McCabe discusses Florida Senate Bill 250 and its relation to HOME RULE
Naples Vice Mayor Mike McCabe discusses his concern regarding Florida Senate Bill 250 (unsigned as of this date 05/03/2023) and the City of Naples "HOME RULE" in the Free State of Florida.
Vice Mayor Mike McCabe moves to APPROVE and EXPEDITE the Naples Beach Hotel 23-SPD1
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Vice Mayor McCabe: "In light of it being collaborative and instructive, it was. And as we stated in the continuance, we listed out a number of issues and I think the solid waste hauling has been clarified. I believe the drainage needs a little bit better more, but that will come in the site plan from the golf course. As far as the evacuation plan and Electric vehicles, I think we've clarified that. We've gotten clarification. The road construction and our infrastructure improvements, we have made progress on getting that agreement. So I feel comfortable that we can move forward with that. I think the restrictive covenants, we've made some significant progress. We need some work to tie those loose ends up. And I think I've heard the commitment to get it done and that there is no substantive issues that are standing up right now that would be in the way. I believe that we've had our executive session to have the conversation about the litigation, which could have an impact on this. And I think we've had that, and I consider that done. We've had our conversations with Nault making sure where and what they have and how that would either be in or add to the movement forward and I look at it as movement forward. And as Mr. Newman said, when you look at some of the things, unless you really make them a priority, they will become an issue down the road and I think with what we expressed in the last meeting and the continuance, we identified those that were a priority that we needed information on and we've gotten it. And they therefore really won't create an issue down the road. So we will be smoother as this moves forward. So with that in mind, I move to approve this petition."
Vice Mayor McCabe: " I would also I'm not sure in what form it needs to take, but I would like to get at least a consensus out of council to request that the DRB hold a special meeting for this project. And looking at the calendar, that meeting could be with 30 days notice be June 2nd. There's nothing that is taking up these chambers or the next one would be, say, June 6th, which would be in the afternoon because there is an ethics commission meeting in the morning. And if those two dates are amenable to the DRB, that would pick up over three weeks of time versus the regular scheduled DRB meeting. "
Naples Vice Mayor Mike McCabe talks about City Employee Retention
Listen to Vice Mayor Mike McCabe in his own words discuss the importance of Employee Retention and its relationship to leadership in our City.
Hurricane Ian Vice Mayor McCabe and Resident Doug Haughey brought their tool boxes to save River Park
Doug Haughey (publisher of Stroll Magazine strollmag.com) and Vice Mayor Mike McCabe loaded up their tool boxes and headed to River Park to tear out moldy dry wall and removed water damaged furniture to work with the residents. Anonymous Naples Resident Donors replaced wet mattresses with clean new mattresses, food and clothing was donated and organized for our Community.
Yes, Naples knows how to roll up our sleeves!
Mike discusses the 1st Storm Water Vote of the new City Council Session and its importance to the Residents & and the Gulf Water Quality
Mike McCabe City Councilman Closing Remarks after Election Certification 4/1/2020
Hear Mike McCabe in his own words, address the Residents in his closing remarks after City Council induction and certification of results on 4/1/2020.
Declaration of Winners Video & Vote Tally for Naples Mayor Elect and City Council Elect 4/1/2020
Vote Tally for Naples Mayor:
Teresa Heitmann: 4399 votes
Bill Barnett: 3510
Vote Tally For City Council:
Mike McCabe: 4782 votes
Ted Blankenship: 4398 votes
Paul Perry: 3681 votes
Michelle McLeod: 3179 votes
Ellen Seigel: 3105 votes
Reg Buxton: 1876 votes
The Residents Have Spoken! Thank you to all the Residents who supported our Campaign!
Thank you to all the voters, volunteers, and passionate citizens who supported our Campaign. Your support, and hard work were responsible for our success!
You shared a belief that our residents' values should be a priority in the management of our City. Election night was a resounding affirmation that we will forge a new path for our City. I am grateful for your support thank you for your vote. I look forward to working for you and with you to preserve our town, protect our environment, and to maintain a vibrant economic community.
Mike McCabe answers the question: Are you related to? ...the answer is NO! Watch Mike have fun with his last name McCabe, the audience laughs.
Mike McCabe speaks 12/16/19 at Naples City Council on behalf of the residents regarding leaf blowers
Mike McCabe speaks at Naples City Council on behalf of the residents. Mike makes the point, "it is a conversation about noise, but it is also a conversation about the environmental pollutants that the leaf blower emits". There is a solution.
Mike McCabe speaks at Naples City Council 11/30/19 and petitions for more citizen public comment time
Mike McCabe speaks at Naples City Council and petitions for more public comment time. On the agenda are 4 distinct items, however the public is only allowed 3 minutes to cover all 4 items. Mike asks for 3 minutes for each item. Mike's recommendation to the Council is to give a greater voice to the residents.
Mike McCabe Speaks at Joint City Council PAB meeting on 11/18/2019
Mike McCabe speaks at Joint PAB/City Council Meeting and discusses Water Management and Water Quality. Mike makes the point that Development and the Environment are not separate issues, they are intertwined, and should be considered together, not separately.
Mike McCabe speaks at Naples City Council on 9/18/2019 About Vision plan
Mike McCabe speaks before Naples City Council on 9/18/2019 on the Vision Plan, and calls for a moratorium on variances and deviations. The resident's voice is clear in the Vision Survey that enough is enough!
Mike McCabe wishes a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the families and children of Naples
Mike McCabe and the elves are escorted by elf Julie and service dog in training, "Joy" and elf Gina and service dog "Parker". Elves Pam, Jackie, Brian, John, Jean, Arden, Sue, Briana, Janet, Dan and Angeli accompany Mike and wave to the crowd. So much fun!
Mike McCabe & "Teddy", combat veteran service dog in training, go to Third Street Farmers Market
Mike McCabe & combat veteran service dog in training "Teddy" walk the 3rd Street Farmers Market. Teddy was calm & attentive during his training today. Teddy experienced music, new smells (food), lots of attention from the shoppers. Teddy got an A+ today from his volunteer trainer, Mike. Good job, Teddy!