Category Archives: Monroe County

One Down, Two to Go

In this post, I talked about three questions I posed to Monroe County and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA).  I asked the FKAA board about the status of Bob Dean’s residency issue.  No response.  I’ll try again.  Only this time … Continue reading

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Pay to Play?

When I looked at donations to Kevin Madok’s campaign for county clerk, I noted that two sizable donations came from landfill companies.  That struck me as odd.  Why would two landfill operations from out-of-town care who wins the election for Monroe … Continue reading

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Lindback: Hassled out of business and property?

I hear from quite a few people behind the scenes, and an awful lot of them tell me stories about being hassled out of business by Monroe County government or the City of Key West.  It’s hard to verify most of … Continue reading

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Rhetoric Vs. Results

Uh oh!  Looks like the affordable housing “CRISIS!” is coming straight for your wallet. With 47 affordable housing deed restrictions set to expire in the next two years, the Monroe County Commission is now discussing how to save workforce housing. … Continue reading

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Animal Control: The Games Continue

Life has taken over.  I don’t have as much time to blog as I used to, but I still care about Keys issues, especially the issue of animal control.   Fortunately, Rick Boettger is all over it.  He’s done a … Continue reading

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Swap Agreement: Second Payment

Monroe County made its second payment to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (KLWTD).  Here’s their press release in the Blue Paper.  Amazingly, the item is semi-accurate, but it is laced with a little spin.  The county just can’t help themselves.

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Animal Control: Outstanding Letter

In my last post, I discussed the topic of animal control again.  Specifically, the ongoing high kill rate at the Upper Keys shelter. Well, there was a terrific letter in the Free Press by Lee Harris of Tavernier.  It’s short and sweet. … Continue reading

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That Time of Year: Animal Control

The Key West Citizen repeated its annual dive into county-funded animal shelter statistics.  Although I often find problems with the Citizen’s reporting, I really appreciate that they do this.  It gives taxpayers a concrete idea of what’s going on with a … Continue reading

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2016 State of Monroe County – Annotated Version

Monroe County issues a rancid pile of dreck each year known as the State of Monroe County report.  It’s an annual exercise in putting lipstick on a pig.  It’s so chock full of bullshit, I can’t possibly capture it all. … Continue reading

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Key Largo Construction Accident

The Free Press has another follow-up on that horrible construction accident in Key Largo.  As you might recall, contractor D.N. Higgins was working on a Monroe County drainage project when three workers succumbed to mangrove gas after entering a manhole. … Continue reading

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