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Animal Control RFP – Many Questions

What would the result of a fraudulent, corrupt competitive bidding process look like? Would you get multiple qualified bidders or only one? Would you get a fair price for services or an inflated one?  Say 70% higher than what you’re … Continue reading

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Animal Control Update – RFP Failure

Update 2:  The response from the state attorney’s office was even more underwhelming than I anticipated (and my expectations were really low, I promise).  They basically parroted back Bob Shillinger’s weak response.  No wonder the county feels free to screw … Continue reading

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Cujoe Regional Field Report

It’s challenging to tease out the facts about the performance of the Cudjoe Regional sewer system during and after Hurricane Irma.  Here is an example of two contradictory reports in the Key West Citizen.  Unfortunately, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority … Continue reading

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Creeping On – Ethics Violations in the Media

Update3:  Goodhue’s article is back.  Maybe its temporary disappearance was just a glitch? Update2:  Hmmm…when I went to check back on the Reporter/Keynoter story all I found was a dead link.  I had a feeling the piece might disappear and/or … Continue reading

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Creeps Aplenty – More Ethics Violations

Loads more ethics violations for the county commissioners.  Looks like “Grinder-Pump-George” isn’t the only sleaze, or even the worst.  Outstanding work by Rick Boettger at the Blue Paper. There’s a great song by Lyle Lovett, “Creeps Like Me”.  It runs … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Scam?

Update:  County staff referred my questions to Manuel Castillo, the Executive Director of the Key West Housing Authority.  Apparently, the Key West Housing Authority (KWHA) manages public housing units owned by the county?  It’s reminiscent of the county’s “partnership” with … Continue reading

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After Irma

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (KLWTD) seems to have made it through the storm.  From the Free Press. During Hurricane Irma, the Key Largo district was the only sewer utility whose customers never lost the ability to flush, aside … Continue reading

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About the NFL Thing…

Update:  My husband, who is very smart, pointed out that President Sunburnt-frog is probably trying to distract from his latest Obama-care repeal failure with this latest tantrum.  Also, the sunburnt-froglings are now struggling with their very own email scandals.  And … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Citizen’s Editorial

The Citizen served up an extremely hypocritical lecture urging the community “to stand up and hold our elected officials responsible for the financial harm they are inflicting on our community“.  Really?  How interesting. There are two major points to be made … Continue reading

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Catching Up With the Keys

I’ve been on a whirlwind lately.  Early summer is a busy, busy time of year.  Lots of projects, visitors, work – everything.  Haven’t had too much time to blog or keep up on Keys stuff.  But I did have a … Continue reading

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