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Incorporation time line

August 26, 2010
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

(Editor's note: The following items were taken directly from the headlines published in The Cape Coral Breeze from 1969-1972)

1969

July - Population tops 12,000

July - Formal incorporation talks begin

November-Committee recommends incorporation

December - Population nearly 13,500

1970

February - Bill formally requesting incorporation referendum presented to legislative delegates

April - Cape voter registration tops 5,200

April - Population tops 14,000

June - Cape incorporation bill introduced in House

June - Cape incorporation bill OK'd by Senate

July - County Commission to vote on incorporation issue

August - Voters approve incorporation, 2,067 to 1,798

September- 10 candidates qualify for city council posts

October - 40 candidates seek city manager's position

November - City council primary election held

November -Cape's first council elected; 4,022 cast

December - Paul Fickinger tabbed first city mayor

DecemberPopulation tops 15,500

1971

January - Charles Ryan named first city manger; Clyde Killer city attorney

January - Council OKs $721,400 budget, 0.83 mil tax levy, city emblem

January - City appoints Planning and Zoning Board

April - City Council to move into new quarters on Del Prado Boulevard

April - Population tops 16,000

April - Jim White appointed Cape Police Chief

June - $965,600 budget for 1972 presented to council

July - City receives bids for police cars, radio equipment

July - First five city police patrolmen on road in city

August - Budget of $932,057 OK'd for 1972

August - CCPD fully operational with 16 personnel

October - Proposed truck parking ban protested

October - Control of Fire Department transferred to city

November - Population tops 17,500

December - Paul Fickinger re-elected mayor

1972

February - Court upholds city truck parking ordinance

March - Council OKs parking of boats/trailers in back yards

April - Population tops 18,000

August - Council sets $1,643,596 budget for 1973

October - Council OKs $600,000 city hall complex on

December - Population tops 19,000

 
 
 

 

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