Category Archives: BOCC

“Mere Allegations” and Smoke Without Fire

Mere allegation. It’s funny.  That phrase has popped up more than once in the past few days.  Donald Trump used it. “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the president said in his tweet Saturday. “There … Continue reading

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Animal Control: Corruption or Stupidity?

Update2:  Chris Weber responded to my email.  Standard uselessness.  I also sent another public records request to Kevin Wilson, which he is in the process of ignoring.  And why shouldn’t he?  He certainly has nothing to fear from the state … Continue reading

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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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Hurricane Debris Staging Areas

  Hurricane debris is still a major issue in the Florida Keys.  The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a special meeting on November 29, which was attended by an angry mob.  If you weren’t there, watch the … Continue reading

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FKSPCA Tax Returns

The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) just received a humongous windfall from the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) courtesy of the taxpayers.  Since these folks are so eager to dig around in our pockets, … 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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Lower Keys – Local Oversight Needed

Update 2:  A thought.  If all you do all day is figure out how to game the system to benefit yourself, then how in the world will you know how to step up for the community when it really matters?  … Continue reading

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Creeping On – Ethics Violations in the Media

Update3:  Goodhue’s article is back.  Maybe its temporary disappearance was just a glitch? Update2:  Hmmm…when I went to check back on the Reporter/Keynoter story all I found was a dead link.  I had a feeling the piece might disappear and/or … Continue reading

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Creeps Aplenty – More Ethics Violations

Loads more ethics violations for the county commissioners.  Looks like “Grinder-Pump-George” isn’t the only sleaze, or even the worst.  Outstanding work by Rick Boettger at the Blue Paper. There’s a great song by Lyle Lovett, “Creeps Like Me”.  It runs … Continue reading

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