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I Ask Questions

I watched part of the County’s last budget meeting and I started to get concerned.  It looks like the BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) is attempting to abandon the wastewater funding issue.  Unfortunately, this would do a huge disservice to … Continue reading

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Animal Control RFP – Many Questions

What would the result of a fraudulent, corrupt competitive bidding process look like? Would you get multiple qualified bidders or only one? Would you get a fair price for services or an inflated one?  Say 70% higher than what you’re … Continue reading

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Questions and Follow Ups

One of the many things that annoys me about the Board of County County Commissioners (BOCC) and their partner (in crime), the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA), is their tendency to shove things down the memory hole.  So I keep … Continue reading

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Bernstein Park Questions

There’s a letter on KeysNews.com about Bernstein Park.  It was written by Diane Beruldsen.  Beruldsen is wondering how the cost of Bernstein Park sky-rocketed from $3 million to $8 million.  So am I! Beruldsen has lots of very good questions. … Continue reading

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Closing the Loop on the Animal Control Rip-off

Monroe County has more or less conceded that there is no justification for the astronomical $175,000 price increase we’ve been forced to pay the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) to run the Marathon shelter.  … Continue reading

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Keys Media Hellscape

The Blue Paper was the only news source in the Keys that did any sort of investigative reporting.  Its future is uncertain at this point, but hopefully it will live on in some form.  The Citizens of the Keys need … Continue reading

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Tangled Web: Tracking Costs

Update:  When I reread this post, I realized I buried the lede.  Bottom line – available cost information does not support the $425,000 contract price.  Taxpayers are being forced to pay FKSPCA more than it costs to run the Marathon … Continue reading

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The Memory Hole

I cover so many subjects, and they all seem to require a lot of research.  Public records requests can take multiple attempts.  Sometimes the info received requires clarification or generates more questions. The county will often stall and stiff-arm hoping … Continue reading

FKSPCA – Partial Response

Update:  FKSPCA did provide the documents I requested.  Here are the P&L reports by class for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. I submitted a request for information to the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA). Here’s … Continue reading

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FKSPCA – Jane Fails the Taxpayers

The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) was recently awarded a $425,000 contract to run the Marathon animal shelter under very suspicious circumstances.  I wrote a few posts about it.  Here’s my initial reaction.  Here’s a post that … Continue reading

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