Published: Dec 03, 2013 4:53 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County lawmakers will support a new city. They voted to support incorporation for Estero.

The lawmakers will carry the bill in the legislature next March. The legislature has to approve the move to cityhood.

Estero community leaders have worked on the effort for the past year.

If the legislature gives the OK, voters in Estero would have to approve cityhood in the election next November. If voters say yes, the area would become a city in 2015.