Oct 022015
Higher Education - Unbridled Hypocrisy - Advancing An Inferior Product...

Dear Editor, It’s troubling that an accomplished individual would be leading the charge to expand his organization’s ‘carbon footprint’ in the Florida Keys. Particularly, when such action is based upon antiquated data and pernicious principles governing the manner we educate our students. Florida Keys Community College President Jonathan Guevara is pushing for an expansive, unnecessary [more…]

Sep 252015
Residents Organizing Against 199-Foot Communications Tower on Upper Sugarloaf

Dear Editor, Residents of Upper Sugarloaf Key, supported by residents all over Monroe County, are united in opposition to staking a 199 foot tall monopole communications tower in the heart of their residential community. The pole, planned for 830 Crane Blvd on Upper Sugarloaf Key, would be erected by Mr. Robert Holladay from Louisiana who [more…]

Sep 252015
Crooked Atty General Bondi Gives Up Whistle Blower

Dear Editor, It was reported to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi that Monroe County through it’s Running Dog Lackey Robert “Bob”Dean, Kurt Zeulch, & the FKAA were actively Extorting 3000+Lower Keys Taxpayers & Property Owners to Give up Property Rights for installation of Monroe County’s Turd Grinders AND SUPPLY Electric to run them. I was [more…]

Sep 182015
Controlled Burns

Dear Editor, Bob Dylan tells us that “It doesn’t take a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing.” Were that true for everyone! The staff at the Key Deer Refuge, particularly the controlled burn unit, has had its problems over the years determining which way the wind is blowing. In September, 2011, Key [more…]

Sep 112015
Public Records Lawsuit Against FKAA: Settled Yes, But Still Plenty To Be Concerned About

Dear Editor: The spin artists at FKAA have convinced some of the public media that because the lawsuit was settled over unresponsive and apparently falsified data provided in answer to public records requests, that “there’s nothing to see here, folks.” That is not the case. There is plenty to see and plenty to be concerned [more…]


 Posted by on September 4, 2015  Issue #130, Letter to the Editor  2 Responses »
Sep 042015

Dear Editor, This certainly sounds like extortion to me. What do you think? Black’s Law Dictionary defines extort and extortion thusly: The natural meaning of the word “extort” is to obtain money or other valuable thing either by compulsion, by actual force, or by the force of motives applied to the will, and often more [more…]

Aug 282015
What The ------ is Going On?

An Open Letter to Commissioner George Neugent: Please explain to the Taxpayers of Monroe County how an egress, OWNED by the State of Florida, to a City of Marathon tourist attraction became the financial responsibility of the Taxpayers of Monroe County? The TDC advised me that state statues forbid the use of TDC funds for that [more…]

Aug 212015
Money Saving?

Dear Editor, Last week an article was written in the Key West Citizen about how much money could be saved by changing your septic tank to a cistern. It was claimed you can save $1,297.00 in a year with a 1000 gallon cistern. After the FKAA charges the base facility charge, you will pay about [more…]

Aug 212015
Lobster Season

Dear Editor, Every year, prior to and after Lobster Sport Season, there are requests to abolish the event. Lobster Sport Season was originally created in an effort to alleviate a bad situation. Prior to the establishment of Mini Season, the opening day of Lobster Season was complete chaos. Countless commercial harvesters and recreational hunters were [more…]

Aug 142015
Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys Calls For Repeal of Uber Ban

Dear Editor, The ride sharing app Uber is a service that has received widely held praise by consumers and Uber employee’s alike. As with many innovative new technologies, Uber has been caught in the crossfire between the costumers that enjoy the service, and the industry that it poses the greatest threat. The city of Key [more…]

Aug 072015
WILL CARS BE NEXT? An Open Letter to Monroe County Commissioners

Will Cars Be Next? by Dr. Larry Murray….. There appears to be a growing belief in Monroe County that government has a responsibility to provide “affordable housing” for a select group of people. That group invariably includes police and fire (first responders), teachers and nurses. I am not entirely sure why these occupations are singled [more…]

Aug 072015
Sufficient Wages Would Help Keep Workers Here

Dear Editor, We need sufficient wages for all workers, not cheaper housing for a select few. It is my opinion that establishing perpetual subsidized housing has consequences. One known is that those properties will not be on the tax rolls. Another consequence is that subsidized businesses and workers will be at a competitive advantage to [more…]

Aug 072015
Why Did the Monroe County BOCC Choose to Discriminate Against Some of Their Taxpayers?

Dear Editor, Discrimination is such an UGLY term. In America we were brought up to believe that all men were created equal. Judge Miller was heard on U. S. 1 radio talking about “The Rule of Law” where everyone is EQUAL under the law. The Florida Constitution alludes to EQUAL treatment. We all pay taxes [more…]

Jul 242015
Another View on Uber

Dear Editor, In addition to your good story on Uber economics and regulation, the thing that I miss in Key West is Uber’s convenience. When you arrive at your destination, you just get out. No fumbling for cash or 3 minutes in some ancient ink-based credit card ritual. The drivers are very incented to earn [more…]

Jul 172015
All Properties in the Lower Keys Condemned

Dear Editor, Picture this. All properties from Lower Sugarloaf thru the 7Mile Bridge CONDEMNED!! WTF, consider this, all properties connected, system up and running, ALL Septic tanks Destroyed and then the massive system failure happened that those Loco Environmentalists predicted. The property owners have No place to flush. This will constitute a Severe Health Hazzard [more…]

Jul 172015
The Mandate

Dear Editor, The State mandated that the Keys be sewered period. The voters chose to enact a tax to help fund this mandated sewer. I have searched high and low, used every resource and trick known and nowhere could I find, in the mandate or the Enactment of the Voters the authority or direction given [more…]

Jul 102015
An Open Letter To State Attorney Catherine Vogel

I need your help. Specifically, I need your help in convincing Superintendent of Schools Mark Porter and the Monroe County School District to comply with Florida law and fulfill my public records requests. You have some awareness of this situation because I began copying you recently on my correspondence with the District and its representatives. [more…]

Jul 102015
Problem Solved

Dear Editor, So much hoopla about same sex marriage becoming the law of the land. Why not just remove the government from the marriage licensing business altogether? Some have suggested that there be civil disobedience by the state to refuse to issuing same sex marriage licenses. Let’s not go there again as was done when states tried [more…]

Jul 032015
Financial Literacy in School

by Jim Chilton……. Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters? Educators Must Make Financial Literacy A Priority, Says CEO Of Society For Financial Awareness Something may be missing as high school seniors across America accept their diplomas this graduation season. Those years of K-12 learning likely provided them opportunities to learn about historic figures, find [more…]

Jul 032015
Chicken of the Trees

Yes folks they do taste like chicken–iguanas. They are an invasive species and should be dealt with as required–Killed. All U bunny huggers get a life. If you want to do something positive stop the government from euthanizing kitties & puppies. Back to imported pests. There are NO laws protecting these reptiles. It is shown [more…]

Jul 032015
Mandatory Drug Testing

Dear Editor: In light of all the problems that have been brought to light regarding the BOCC, the FKAA, and the CRWS and the latest editorial in the KW Citizen something Must be done. For a Public agency to use Extortion to force Select property owners into giving up their property rights when they have [more…]