Category Archives: Financial Condition

Murphy – Not Done With Us Yet

Hmmm….looks like Sylvia Murphy has decided to run again.  That’s unfortunate. Her ten year run has been a disaster.  She’s completely failed to look out for her own District, and when asked about that she lies.  She’s seen to it … Continue reading

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County Capital Project Costs Out of Control

Sigh.  From the KeysNet.com:  County capital-project costs skyrocket by $38 million. This is what happens when you’re allergic to math and to reality in general.  Remember that thing I said about capital projects.  It’s true!  It’s really, really true. Capital … Continue reading

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Monroe County – Allergic to Math

Update:  Received this follow-up from Comm. Neugent about improved collections for emergency service.  I think this is great.  I support anything the county can do to improve things financially.  I’ll present everything I get in the interest of providing a clear, complete … Continue reading

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Financial Squeeze – Number of Establishments

There are numerous factors that have impacted the economy of the Florida Keys – the recession, the BP oil spill, the housing bubble.  These are events that had national or regional impact.  That is, everyone in the Keys and beyond was affected. Monroe … Continue reading

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Financial Squeeze – Four Penny Tax

Key Largo is small community of about 13,500 year-round residents.  The taxpayers of this tiny community are being asked to come up with $87.3 million to pay for the sewer project.  Each household will pay over $6200 just to build it.  That … Continue reading

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Selective Amnesia – Who Pays?

There’s a story on KeysNet.com about another county project gone off the rails:  Rising cost of new Upper Keys jail complex annoys county commissioners.  The project was originally estimated to cost $15 million.  The taxpayers are now looking at $30 million. … Continue reading

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Hilarious Typo

So I was reading through some news articles on KeysNet.com and found this one:  “Likely county budget tops $400 million“.  It contains the following quote: If adopted as drafted, the budget would impose “an aggregate millage rate of 3.7239, which … Continue reading

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