Jul 222016
"Devious" Developers Score on Offshore Island Development, 2016

by Arnaud and Naja Girard……. Remember, the first time you drove down US 1 all the way to Key West? We would like to take you from that glittering vision of hundreds of little green islands suspended over endless turquoise waters and sit you down in the boardroom of the County Commissioners who are in charge of protecting that whole magical expanse called the Florida Keys. Few issues in Monroe County have stirred as much passion and cloak and dagger plots as the development of those [continue reading…]

Jul 222016
Man Booked on February Attempted Murder

Attempted murder suspect returned to Monroe County to face charges A Big Coppitt Key man wanted for attempted murder was arrested in Miami-Dade County July 18th. He was returned to Monroe County on Wednesday to face the charges against him. 26 year old Yordan Alvarez is accused of striking the victim in the neck with a broken bottle on February 7th of this year. The incident took place at 316 Avenue D on Big Coppitt Key. The victim – 39 year old Oleimys Abal Clemente [continue reading…]

 July 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #176, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 222016
Affordable Workforce Housing Regulations: Public Workshop

City of Key West Seeks Public Input on Affordable Housing Regulations as part of the City’s Land Development Regulations Update Workshop to be held July 28, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Eco-Discovery Center in Truman Waterfront Park. The City of Key West Planning and Zoning Department will host a public workshop on July 28th at the Eco-Discovery Center in Truman Waterfront Park focusing on updates to the City’s Land Development Regulations (LDR). The updates are required by State law in order to be [continue reading…]

 July 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:39 am Issue #175, Issue #176, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
Jul 222016
BOCC Certifies Aggregate Millage Rate for FY 2017 Proposed Budget

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners on Monday certified an aggregate millage rate of 3.5244 – expected to be the lowest in the state of Florida – for its proposed $457 million budget for Fiscal Year 2017. This rate is 5.4% less than last year’s rate, resulting in about $60 less in property taxes for a home with a taxable property value of $300,000. This rate also is .08% below rollback (meaning the rate is generating less total revenue for the County than last [continue reading…]

 July 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #176, News, Public Notice 1 Response »