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Toppino Project History

Richard Toppino of Charley Toppino & Sons has recently been appointed to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) board.  He will  replace Melva Wagner who resigned in September after it became publicly known that she no longer lived in the Keys … Continue reading

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The Spin Machine – Under the Hood

Monroe County contributed a couple of items to the Blue Paper about capital projects in the Upper Keys.  This appears to be an offshoot of the county’s “Craptacular” spreadsheet deception strategy.  The idea is to hyper-focus attention on Upper Keys projects in … Continue reading

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Murphy Blocks Needed Funding For Fire and Emergency Services – Analysis

Sadly, the Odious Sylvia Murphy was re-elected to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) this past August.  Since then she’s wasted no time in seeing to it that her constituents in District 5 get the screwing they’ve come to expect. … Continue reading

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Fake News and Canal News

It turns out fake news is a thing these days, and it’s not just the Key West Citizen.  Google and Facebook are changing their policies to avoid displaying ads on “sites containing content that is illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes … Continue reading

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Finally – A Response

The county finally answered my public records request about fire and emergency vehicles.  It took them three weeks from beginning to end.  I submitted my first request on September 10.  I got the information on October 3.  What’s interesting is … Continue reading

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Emergency Sales Surtax – “White Paper”

This Emergency Sales Surtax (ESS) proposal is pretty typical of the way Monroe County operates.  They float some half-baked idea and make a bunch of vague promises about how it will reduce the burden on the locals and place it on the … Continue reading

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Comm. Murphy Responds

Comm. Murphy actually responded to the email I sent yesterday.  Here it is in all its glory.

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Cudjoe Regional, Rowells Marina and the Reality Warp

I really need to get something off my chest.  It bugs the snot out of me when people in the Lower Keys complain about Rowell’s Marina.  Unfortunately, I still see these comments on a regular basis.  Rowell’s Marina – a … Continue reading

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Real Poop Look Ahead – The Future of Key Largo

I started this blog because I love Key Largo.  The wastewater funding disparity really opened my eyes to how things work in Monroe County.  Generally, Key Largo is under-served across the board – animal shelters, parks and more.  The wastewater project … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Sales Tax Wrap-up

Update:  Because of the continuing out-of-control cost escalation of the Cudjoe Regional project, the funding disparity now stands at $125 million. The county has implied that Key Largo has benefited from the infrastructure sales tax to such an extent that the … Continue reading

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