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Friday, April 18, 2014
City eyes bed tax funds for shelter
Using Land Authority money would eliminate property tax levy

Attorneys for Monroe County and the city of Key West are researching the issue of whether Land Authority funds can be used for the development of a homeless shelter on Stock Island.

Land Authority money is generated through a half-cent tax placed on hotels, bed and breakfasts, and transient rentals. The funds generated are used to help purchase property for affordable housin...

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