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Don’t make Tree Commission a problem of politics

Life in the Florida Keys is both a magical and unique experience. As residents we all share a sacred responsibility to sustain the economic, cultural, and environmental aspects of our collective existence. We must recognize and understand that we coexist in this archipelago with the many life forms that are essential to our lives and[…]

Our leaders simply aren’t listening

In a town where achieving consensus is more elusive than the Loch Ness Monster, we seemed to have reached near consensus on one conclusion — that the lack of affordable housing in the Keys, and especially in Key West, is negatively affecting a significant number of hard-working individuals and families in our community.   Many[…]

Sign pollution an abomination

We’ve all seen the commercials, Henry Winkler (The Fonz) and Tom Selleck (Magnum PI) shilling for a reverse mortgage company. Is there anything worse than seeing our Hollywood heroes fade and fall to the point they can only get D grade movies, or are forced to sell snake oil on late-night cable television? Tragically, here[…]

Commission should take actionable measures

The Key West City Commission recently passed yet another resolution to express its displeasure with the presidential election. Following the adoption of resolutions outlawing non-existent “conversion” therapy and making Key West a “welcoming” (i.e. sanctuary) city, the city has now weighed in on the federal government’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accords until a[…]