Lee County commissioners set land conservation bill on ballot

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lee County election commissioners voted to put a 20-year-old bill on the election ballot this year, allowing voters to determine how their tax dollars will be spent.

Lee County residents voted for the Conservation 20/20 bill in 1996 so their tax dollars could be used in purchasing and conserving land.

County commissioners voted 4-1 in February to put the program on the ballot.

The county has currently spent over $302 million on its preservation efforts for approximately 25,000 acres of land.

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