City honors pit bull breed
City Commissioner Tony Yaniz sponsored a proclamation deeming October "Pit Bull Awareness" month, to honor the breed he said has been unjustly vilified.
Bruce, 6, a pit bull in need of adoption who lives at the Florida Keys SPCA, 5230 College Rd., appeared with the nonprofit's executive director, Tammy Fox, to receive the proclamation at the commission's meeting last week at Old City Hall.
Yaniz, who owns two pit bulls, also presented a short, emotional video about pit bulls who are abused by their owners.
Early voting open for runoff
Early voting has begun in advance of the Nov. 5 runoff between Utility Board candidates Tim Root and Vidal.
In the Oct. 1 city election, Root won the most votes followed by photographer and wedding planner Vidal, but not the required 50 percent plus one vote needed to win the contest.
Cheryl Cates, a Realtor who is married to Mayor Craig Cates, came in third in her first political bid. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Next Saturday is the final day.
Civics lesson: County taxation workshop
The Lower Keys League of Women Voters will hold a workshop from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 to talk about Monroe County's taxation process with Danise D. Henriquez, Monroe County Tax Collector.
Henriquez will make a short informal presentation on the role her office plays in the vital process of tax collection. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and visit informally over refreshments.
The workshop will be held at the Sunset Marina Residences Clubhouse (entry between the Sheriff's Office and the former Transfer Station) on College Road. The dedicated gate code for our event is •1211.
Please RSVP to website event's page http://lowerkeyslwv.weebly.com/events.html