WELCOME

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, June 25
 5:30PM (social mingle) followed by the presentation 
Location: Shangri-La Springs


SPEAKER: Councilman Jesse Purdon

Councilman Jesse Purdon is a proud resident of Bonita Springs, District 2. Councilman Purdon was first elected in 2020 in a special election and was reelected nine months later. As District 2’s representative, he has led the fight to develop Bonita Spring’s downtown, advocates for law enforcement, and fights for our water quality. Councilman Purdon is the youngest person elected and the first minority elected in Bonita Spring’s 20-year history.

As a Bonita Springs Councilman, he has brought back significant dollars to his district, which has been historically overlooked, putting dollars into the community where it is needed on a ground level. He is the representative for the City of Bonita Springs on the Florida League of Cities; the representative for the Economic Development Council for SWFL Inc.; the City of Bonita Springs Outreach Committee liaison; the representative on the CREW Land and Water Trust Executive Board; and is the City of Bonita Springs liaison to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2023- 2024, he finally led the fight to develop our downtown. He has increased the budget and size of our community police force; he has helped the city bring home dollars from Tallahassee and Washington, DC, and most recently, he was the lead negotiator on behalf of the town to get the Wonder Gardens relationship and operating agreement back on track. After a year and a half of no operating agreement – there is now an excellent agreement for the next ten years, which is a crucial part of our downtown. Councilman Purdon is seeking reelection in 2024.

• Fun Fact: Councilman Purdon’s first notable run-ins with the city were regarding the historic water tower downtown. Back in 2016, he was able to stop its demolition on the day of demolition, and it stands today as the lone remaining water tower in our city.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Save the Date for the July 4th Parade

July 4th Festivities in Downtown Bonita Springs starting with our famous 4th of July Parade sponsored by Bonita Springs Professional Firefighters Local 3444. Plus FOOD, MUSIC, and FIREWORKS later that evening! LEARN MORE AT https://bonitaspringsparade.com/

ONGOING SEASONAL EVENTS

Lions Club Farmers Market at the Lemon Tree Lot
27400 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
Wednesdays 8am – 1 pm through September 30, 2024

Downtown Bonita Springs welcomes you with charm and tradition. Explore local gift shops in search of treasures or visit the historic artist cottages.  Experience food, drinks, and dining at numerous cafes, restaurants and stores. Pick up farm fresh produce at a Farmers Market or try a new food item from a food truck. There is ample opportunity for leisure; rent a bicycle, kayak or paddle board to enjoy the recreational opportunities of the Imperial River and Riverside Park.   

ARTS & HISTORY

ARTS & HISTORY

ARTS & HISTORY

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SHOPS & SERVICES

SHOPS & SERVICES

SHOPS & SERVICES

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FOOD, DRINKS & DINING

FOOD, DRINKS & DINING

FOOD, DRINKS & DINING

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RECREATION

RECREATION

RECREATION

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held a public hearing for the US 41 (SR 45) at Bonita Beach Road Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study in Lee County on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. This study evaluates potential capacity and safety improvements, as well as multi-modal features to address congestion and meet future demand. Additional components under consideration include crosswalks with a pedestrian hybrid beacon, a new transit stop, and 12-foot wide shared-use paths at all intersection approaches. 

The hearing presented the preferred alternative and all analysis to date, as well as to gave interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social,
economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Throughout this process, FDOT will consider the no-build or “do-nothing” option. People attended in person and via online.