YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will be done, and YOU have the right to be heard.

Clewiston – The Library Advisory Board meets Thursday, Sept. 6; call the library at 863-983-1493 for more information.

The City Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Commission Chamber at City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. The meeting agenda is on the city’s website,, usually by 5 p.m. the previous Friday; click on “Agendas & Minutes” under “City Services” to find those documents. The commission’s meetings are livestreamed on the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page,

Hendry County – The Hendry Board of County Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Commission Chamber at Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston. The meeting agenda, with links to backup material in many cases, is posted on the county’s website,, usually by late in the week prior. Click on “County Agenda” and navigate to the current agenda by following the links to “2000s,” then “2010s,” then “BCC Meetings,” “Public Hearings” or “Workshops,” as appropriate. The documents are in downloadable PDF format. Hendry County livestreams the county board meetings via Facebook Live on its page,

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