Editorial: Taylor has experience, vision to earn another commission term

Commissioner Penny Taylor has a superior grasp of issues and potential solutions facing both her district and Collier County as a whole, making her the clear choice for Republican voters in District 4.

Community Foundation of Collier County a driving force in upgrading services for the needy.

Among the findings: Access to primary care physicians is limited; home ownership is becoming unattainable; affordable, high-quality child care is in short supply; and the most prevalent jobs aren’t the ones that pay a living wage.

“That study,” says Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor, “is just invaluable.”

Arthrex exec tells Collier leaders that a lack of affordable housing is hurting hiring prospects


"What is our future?" Taylor said. "More gated communities and more retirement people, or do we have room to keep our youth here?”

She said that it's time for the county to begin taking action, by requiring affordable housing in future zoning. She also thinks there could be more incentives for developers.

Local activist groups disagree with construction of toll road that would run through 9 counties

“Development, development, development. This is about opening lands that you could not access before in order to create money for private enterprise,” Taylor said.

Taylor called on FDOT to better what’s already built first.

‘One Naples’ towers approved by Collier County

Victor calls it a loss for the community. County Commissioner Penny Taylor, the only one who voted against the project is in agreement. She said, “It’s not compatible and complementary with the neighborhood.”

Leaders team up to protect drinking water, restore Everglades

Community leaders are teaming up to solve the water crisis and protect our drinking water.

“It is one of the most important foundations we have for our quality of life,” Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor said.

Naples Senior Center helps its vulnerable members get COVID-19 vaccine

The state Department of Health in Collier set aside 150 vaccine appointments for the senior center after a conference call Jan. 15 between the center’s chief executive officer, Jaclynn Faffer; state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples; and Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor.

Conservation Collier gears up for renewed land purchases after overwhelming vote

“It says we value authentic Florida,” Taylor said. “We came together, Democrats and Republicans, and said, ‘This is what we value, and we are willing to put money aside for it.’”

Bidding on the Future: Lee, Collier counties refocus economic development

“We are diversifying,” Taylor says, also pointing to the Uline project. She noted the Arthrex expansion is evidence that “we must be doing something right.”

Collier County commissioner finds storm protection plan lacking 

“Collier Commissioner Penny Taylor runs a task force evaluating the Army Corps of Engineers Plan and she has decided it’s not the right fit for the county.”
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