Tag Archives: Monroe County

Revenue Sources – An Overview

Key Largo citizens should definitely give incorporation some serious thought.  Monroe County has demonstrated that it is incapable of governing in a fair and competent manner.  Key Largo citizens need to get the very best deal they can.  Incorporation guarantees … Continue reading

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Acevedo – More From the Public

There are a couple more letters from the public about the Acevedo situation. Here’s one from Kay Thacker, who asks: Why would Monroe County School Board members even consider Randy Acevedo for this position as an assistant football coach at … Continue reading

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Real Poop Reads the Papers – Acevedo

I’m pretty well caught up on my Keys news after a week or two off.  This editorial about Randy Acevedo on KeysNet.com is the last one I wanted to discuss.  I like it because it’s a little more nuanced than the usual discussion … Continue reading

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Real Poop Look Ahead – The Future of Key Largo

I started this blog because I love Key Largo.  The wastewater funding disparity really opened my eyes to how things work in Monroe County.  Generally, Key Largo is under-served across the board – animal shelters, parks and more.  The wastewater project … Continue reading

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Fact Checking Mike Cinque

I’ve been following the Marathon story on KeysNet and I saw the latest – a letter submitted by Mike Cinque, the former Mayor of Marathon.  Let’s fact-check this thing.

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From KeysNet – County Chief Protecting Perceived Turf

There’s a nice letter on KeysNet by Key Largo Fire and EMS District Chairman, Bob Thomas.  According to a previous newspaper article,  Tavernier taxpayers are inquiring about the possibility of the Key Largo Fire District taking over the Tavernier Volunteer … Continue reading

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Paving – Signs of Intelligent Life?

I read through Monroe County’s Pavement Analysis Report dated February 3, 2014.  It actually looks like they made an honest effort to evaluate the roads using relevant and objective criteria.  If they actually organize the project in accordance with the … Continue reading

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Key Largo’s Contribution – Taxable Property Value

When it comes to the infrastructure sales tax, Key Largo is a donor community.  The Upper Keys, in fact, contribute about $3 million more per year than they get back.  If the Village of Islamorada were not incorporated that figure … Continue reading

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I Send Emails

One of the best things about my resignation as the General Manager of the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District is that I can express myself freely.  In my three years of being General Manager, I was often accused of not being “diplomatic” … Continue reading

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Bad News for the Keys

Update:  See follow-ups here and here. Saw this on KeysNews.com this morning. State Cuts Keys Funds for Projects No more sewer money this year.  This is unfortunate.  I’d like to take a closer look at certain statements made in the article.

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