Category Archives: Financial Condition

Too Crooked to Fail

If you read the Real Poop regularly then you know I am very skeptical about our current county clerk, Kevin Madok.  I’m also very skeptical about the Key West Citizen.  That’s why I question the Citizen’s giddy delight over the … 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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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

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Why Carruthers is Like Faulty Wiring

I don’t know the full story yet behind the lien that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) placed on Comm. Heather Carruthers’s primary residence.  Apparently she owes over $133,000. Strangely enough I found the document while researching the possibility that a … Continue reading

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Carruthers Tax Lien

I found this document on the Clerk of Court’s website.  Apparently, Carruthers and an associate owe over $133,ooo to the Internal Revenue Service.  Wow!

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Dim Bulbs Discuss Canal Restoration

I’m very uncomfortable with Monroe County’s canal restoration projects.  I discussed my thoughts here.  The current Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is incapable of managing a project of this magnitude, or of any magnitude really.  I don’t trust them to water my … Continue reading

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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…

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Stock Island Grand Jury Report

Updated to include one very critical piece of information. Jeb Bush made public his emails from his time as governor.  The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) put them into a searchable database.  There’s lots of stuff about the Keys.  Reading … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Request

Update:  I followed up with the FKAA again to secure that missing bid tab from Big Coppitt.  I copied the board members this time.  I also asked the county for the “state of the county” slide show.  Taking that thing … Continue reading

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KeysNews.com – Fiddling While Rome Burns

I saw this editorial on KeysNews.com a while back:  Fiddling While Rome Burns.  I like it.  It’s well done.  Some of the local Keys governments leap from “shiny object” to “shiny object”.  There’s no plan.  There’s no data.  There are … Continue reading

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