Category Archives: Big Coppitt
SAO: Watch dog or trained poodle?
The Isaac Archer bubba-mess got me thinking a lot about the state attorneys office (SAO). How do they decide who they target with an investigation? And who they let slide? Why don’t they do more to protect the Keys community … Continue reading
Sanitary Sewer and New Development
Update2: The Blue Paper published my post and the Citizen published this article. Looks like the Citizen has a FART – Fast Action Response Team – that immediately responds to uncomfortable stories about the county and/or the FKAA. Can’t complain too … Continue reading
County Administrator – Letter to Editor
Monroe County Administrator, Roman Gastesi, wrote a letter to the editor touting all the county’s accomplishments this past year. Unfortunately, Gastesi steadfastly refuses to address – or even acknowledge – the county’s many troubling, and very serious ongoing failures. This fundamental dishonesty undermines what is … Continue reading
PEER Follows Up On FKAA’s Fake Environmental Assessment
On this blog, I discuss the many ways in which Monroe County has failed the citizens and taxpayers. Their extremely inappropriate “partnership” with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) has resulted in unprecedented financial waste and struggling wastewater projects. The … Continue reading
Big Coppitt – In Trouble Again
Update: I notice I’m getting a lot of hits on this post. So I want to let people know where they can find the documents I’m looking at. Here’s a link to FDEP’s Oculus website. Click on “Public Oculus Login”. … Continue reading
What the County Doesn’t Say – Long Term Debt
Monroe County loves to brag about its financial condition. Certain county commissioners love to claim that financial responsibility is a huge priority for them. Hmmm…
Big Coppitt – More Missing Documents?
Update: The FKAA responded right quick this time. I sent an email Sunday, got a response on Monday. This is new and different. Here’s a link to the agenda back up for the approval of award to Giannetti. A couple … Continue reading
Red Flags – Making Sense of it All
I first drafted this post months ago when KeysNet.com sniffed out the $20,000 missing from the school district. I’ve been adding to it bit by bit ever since. I didn’t want to publish it until the veto period was safely over. … Continue reading
Big Coppitt – Bid Irregularities?
The Big Coppitt project is….interesting. It is the second most expensive of all the sewer projects in the unincorporated area on a per EDU basis – over $21,000 per EDU. Cudjoe Regional, of course, comes in first at over $22,000 … Continue reading
Big Coppitt – Missing Documents
Update: Missing document found. See here. There’s no question that Monroe County spending on Cudjoe Regional is out of control. That project now costs over $22,000 per EDU. (An EDU is equivalent to one single family home.) But Cudjoe Regional … Continue reading