Category Archives: Key Largo’s contribution

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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Nickels and Dimes

It all adds up. Single family home-owners in Key Largo will pay an assessment that ranges from $335.08 to $372.04 this year.  If the property is served by a grinder pump, the assessment will be $681.09. Here’s a link to the wastewater … Continue reading

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BOCC on the Record – Rice

I call David Rice “the quiet one”.  He doesn’t say much, but when he does there’s often some sense in it.  Good thing, too.  He ran unopposed in 2014 so he’ll be around until 2018. Comm. Rice’s track record on Cudjoe … Continue reading

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District Issues – Citizen Weighs In

I know sewer is boring for most people.  But in the Keys, at least, it is a major pocketbook issue.  Definitely for some much more than others.  It’s one of those things that you just have to pay attention to … Continue reading

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BOCC on the Record – Murphy

Update:  Since this post was written, I’ve been forced to revise my opinion.  See here and here.  In fact, when I read some of what I wrote here it makes me gag a little.  How could I have been so naive? District … Continue reading

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The Money Creature

Every public official, at some point, needs to learn one very important lesson.  DO NOT FEED THE MONEY CREATURE.  The money creature is really cute when it’s little.  It’s so tempting to just give it a little something.  But if … Continue reading

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Financial Squeeze – Rates

In reviewing material for the “BOCC on the Record” posts, I came across some discussion of the funding disparity issue at the October 2013 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting.  It’s garbled and distorted, of course.  If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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BOCC on the Record – Kolhage

Update:  When I first wrote this, I assumed Kolhage was simply trying to divert taxpayer money to the Lower Keys.  Now that I’ve had a chance to look into exactly how some of the players are related, I’m afraid there … Continue reading

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Stewardship Bill Survives BOCC Meeting Intact

I am happy to report that today’s Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting turned out okay for Key Largo taxpayers when it comes to wastewater.  As I mentioned here, I planned to monitor Rep. Raschein’s Stewardship Bill.  Raschein added a provision that … Continue reading

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BOCC on the Record – Introduction

Theoretically, the county commissioners are supposed to represent all of Monroe County.  Though they are assigned to a specific geographic district, they are elected by voters county-wide.  While they certainly need to represent their own districts effectively, they should also be … Continue reading

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