Neighborhood Watch of Cape Coral will conduct its 2nd Quarter meeting on Tues., April 9, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting location is:

          Cape Coral PD Chester Street Resource Center

              4816 Chester Street 

                   Cape Coral, FL 33904

Our guest speaker will be Paul Gates, Code Compliance Officer/Licensing Investigator for the City of Cape Coral.

Brief Bio: Paul moved to the Cape, from Massachusetts in 1989, where he worked in construction 

                before becoming a regional inspector for a large restaurant and motel chain until moving 

                to Florida in 1989 with his wife and 2 daughters.  


                Paul was a State Licensed contractor from 1990 to 2006 working mostly commercial projects.

                He was hired by the City of Cape Coral as a 1 & 2 Family inspector, and in 2007 (during the 

                downturn) went to Code Enforcement Division of Department of Community Development.  

                In 2008 Paul took over as the Licensing Investigator for the Code Division.


Some of Paul's Accomplishments include:

  • Initiated changes in prosecution of unlicensed contractors from board hearing to County Court.
  • Increased penalties for ULA to follow State statute.
  • Initiating changes to Cape Coral Contractor ordinance.
  • Initiated a mediation process which has recovered over $258,000 returned to victims since 2013.
  • Promoted professional and working relationships with Cape Coral Police, States Attorney Office, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Office of the State Attorney General. 

Paul has conducted multiple training seminars and presentations, locally and statewide, for Code Enforcement Officers which including, but not limited to: International Property Maintenance Code, Unlicensed Contracting,

Scams Against the Elderly, and Hurricane Preparedness and Contracting 


Paul is currently the president of CLOAF:  Contractor Licensing Officials of Florida

Member of FACE: Florida Association of Code Enforcement.


As a reminder---Parking space is LIMITED. Please DO NOT PARK in the Starbucks lot.


Hope to see you on April 9th.


John Southworth

Board of Directors, President

Neighborhood Watch of Cape Coral, Inc.

PO Box 150027

Cape Coral, FL 33915








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