Commentary: Let Naples residents vote on ethics reform 5.13.18

Council member Linda Penniman voted with the people of Naples and correctly pointed out that the mayor and her colleagues violated their oath of office by denying the citizens of Naples their fundamental right to vote.

Affordable housing plan sought for Naples first responders 4.16.18

Council member, Linda Penniman, is working on a proposal to sell a piece of city-owned property off of Solano Road to put the proceeds into a housing fund, and loan the money to city employees for housing expenses.

Linda Penniman proposes workforce housing for city employees 4.16.18

Penniman proposed selling city-owned property along Solana Road and using the profits to help city employees purchase a home near Naples.

Naples Council Election: Linda Penniman won her seat 2.6.18

Penniman said her first-place finish is an indication voters “want people who they can trust.” Her first priority in her new term will be getting the city’s budget under control.

Linda Penniman, top vote-getter 2.6.18

Linda Penniman earned her seat in Naples council elections. Penniman, the only incumbent running for the council, earned the most votes, pulling in 2,865 of them, or 31.2 percent.

Three candidates selected as new Naples City Council members 2.6.18

Board member Mitchell L. Norgart was defeated by incumbent candidate and vice mayor Linda Penniman.

Linda Penniman, Vice Mayor, City of Naples 1.9.18

“The citizens of Naples deserve to have a Council, Mayor and staff that they can trust. Should there be a breach of the public’s trust, there must be a local, independent and confidential commission in place to handle those concerns.”

Linda’s Commentary: Naples must improve in tracking redevelopment spending 9.23.17

“The Naples council and city staff should work together to adopt basic data collection and reporting procedures to guide out community redevelopment investment decisions.” 

Vice-mayor wants proper balance of redevelopment spending 8.16.17

“Vice-Mayor Linda Penniman asked the city manager where the money has gone since the CRA was created in 1994.”


Linda’s Commentary: How will ocean rise affect Collier County? 7.27.17

“Flood insurance rates are soaring and about to go higher as Congress considers cutting subsidies for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coverage.”

Penniman of Naples Council files ethics complaint vs. peer Saad 4.3.17

“Such an arrangement might not show up in public records because trust documents are often private. Penniman said she wants the commission to investigate because it has the power to obtain confidential records.”

Naples City Council cuts more Baker Park features 3.13.17

“The council during Monday’s workshop rejected Vice Mayor Linda Penniman’s suggestion to also remove $750,000 in playground equipment. Penniman said the city might easily raise money for naming rights to the playgrounds.”

Naples Council still seeks answers on ethics complaints 1.5.17

Vice Mayor Linda Penniman is renewing her call to establish a local ethics watchdog with the authority to investigate complaints and suspend violators or remove them from office.

Linda’s Commentary: Beach value far outpaces state commitment 12.10.16

 “In 2012, for every dollar appropriated for beach projects, the state received $48.60 in revenues.”

Editorial: Formula for success in protecting beaches 12.01.16

“With so many hurdles and a clear need to protect an invaluable asset, Collier’s elected leaders should take note of Penniman’s forum remarks.”

County, city and state leaders discuss ‘Shrinking Shores’ at Naples forum 11.30.16

Naples Vice Mayor Linda Penniman, also a panelist, renewed her call for Collier County to look at whether the county is spending too much of its tourist tax revenue on tourism promotion. Beaches could be at risk without a larger share of the tourist tax, she said.

Baker Park Discussion Continues Among City Council, Inches Closer 6.20.16

“Councilwoman Linda Penniman echoed the mayor’s sense of urgency. ‘I don’t think we can deploy equipment out there fast enough to make these folks happy.”’

Federal money earmarked for poor area doesn’t always end up there 12.22.15

City Councilwoman Linda Penniman said the grant process would benefit from more public input, and others on council said they should be notified when CDBG funds are left over.

Linda’s commentary: Beach outfall pollution a concern for Naples council, residents 8.31.15

“To spend $2 million to $3 million for a plan that is a temporary Band-aid not only seems foolish but is throwing good money after bad. We can do better.”

Editorial: Give Naples residents a chance to weigh in on protecting Gulf 8.22.15

“How are you going to market our beaches if nobody can go into the water?” asked Councilwoman Linda Penniman, one of the three dissenting votes.

Irate residents oppose plan to scrap ball field at Cambier Park 4.29.15

“The new parks master plan, requested by Councilwoman Linda Penniman, will determine usage and needs for the next 25 years at the city’s 14 parks, the pier, docks and Gordon River Greenway — and if anything should be eliminated or relocated.”