Category Archives: Florida Keys Stewardship Act
The Land Scarcity Chess Board – Part 1
There’s a finite amount of land in the Florida Keys. Very little of that can be developed. And there aren’t enough available permits to go around even for what can be developed. Real estate is in high demand. At the … Continue reading
Stewardship Act – What It Actually Says
This is a long one. It’s almost as long as Carruthers’s temper-fit response to Diaz. I hope you have the patience to slog through. I’m going through the Florida Keys Stewardship Act section by section to figure out what it … Continue reading
Stewardship Act – Clarity Needed
Update: I did eventually get documents from the county. For the most part, the Florida Keys Stewardship Act (FKSA) has been presented to the public as an “environmental” bill. However, when Kevin Diaz pointed out that certain aspects of the bill … Continue reading
Stewardship Act – Smoke and Mirrors
Update: The language meant to protect the Mayfield Interlocal never made it into the bill at all. It was not included when the bill was filed. The anemic version of the language cited below was not added until March of … Continue reading
Stewardship Act – Did They Get Us Again?
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and their staff are certainly a sneaky bunch. Here’s an article in the Blue Paper about some of the hidden impacts of the Act. In fairness, Comm. Heather Carruthers provided an in-depth response here. Her … Continue reading
Florida Keys Stewardship Act – Editorial
Update: The KeyNoter turned out to be right. The Florida Keys Stewardship Act (FKSA) is pretty questionable overall. I ran across this editorial at KeysNet.com: The Keys get $5 million for water and land, but calling that a success is … Continue reading
Update: Stewardship bill goes to Scott. If the $10 million survives, we know that $5 million of that will go to Monroe County for “land purchases”. The other $5 million is for “water quality projects”. The need is still huge … Continue reading
SENATE PANEL OK’S FLORIDA KEYS STEWARDSHIP ACT, FUNDING WATER QUALITY, PROTECTION.
Missing Money, State Money, Fire & Rescue
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. I sure did. There was lots of cooking, traveling, fun, laughter and togetherness. There’s so much to be thankful for. Now that I’m back, I’m catching up on the news. As always, there’s lots going on.
Today in the Blue Paper
It’s Blue Paper Friday again! Some good articles as usual.