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Citizens Voice: Feb. 17

“I’m tired of living in Key West next door to nasty neighbors. I am replacing an ugly, old cement wall that came down in Hurricane Irma with a beautiful, property-enhancing, code-approved shadow-box fence using a six-generation Conch family licensed contractor. My boyfriend and I refuse to be mean to our nasty neighbor when she swears[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 16

“Just when you thought the Tree Commission couldn’t be any worse, they actually voted to override the Urban Forester’s (who usually supports removal) recommendation to preserve a mahogany tree. Where is the mayor who appointed all these people? Have you even ever gone to a Tree Commission meeting? You will be remembered as the mayor[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 15

“Exactly why are the electric lines so much more important than the beauty of our trees? The trees are carved up and mutilated so wires can have their peace. Can’t do anything about it? Why? Can’t run the lines somewhere else or put them underground? Not easy? Find a way.” “How about something being done[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 14

“If you have a boat, a giant SUV, a gas-guzzling truck not essential for work or a spare Harley, then you don’t have a housing problem. You have a priorities problem. I’m not voting for affordable housing unless there’s a ‘toys’ limit as well as an income limit.”  “Let’s ban leaf blowers and request people[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 13

“So sad to see Shel Silverstein’s house was demolished. Historic for age and ownership. Badly damaged in Irma but really not salvageable? Nothing but a vacant lot now. More of our history gone forever.” “So … the city wants to demolish stable, historic buildings because they’re expensive to save and rehabilitate? Good grief! Of course[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 12

“I had wanted to go back to work as a hotel or B&B front desk agent and manager that I had several years ago, which I had enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, now I wouldn’t be able to tell guests what a paradise Key West is or, more accurately, was. With the high cost of living[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 10

“To the person complaining about the promoters making all the money at the Mile 0 Fest. I am a regular visitor to Key West from Texas and know all the artists. They have packed out the Duval Street bars they are booked in when they aren’t at the amphitheater. Ask Durty Harry’s, Smokin’ Tuna, Irish[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 9

“Is ‘plein air’ French for taking up the whole sidewalk?” “Before Irma, the downtown streets were lined with bike racks, now you can’t find a tree or lamp post with room to chain another bike.”  “Don’t forget in addition to Car Free Key West and the Bike Plan, the Bicycle Coordinator was responsible for the[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 8

“Houseboat Row owner, please paint the iconic yellow smiley face on your new roof. It brought a smile to everyone.” “Why is Solana Village such a slum these days. A huge pothole at the entrance, trash cans everywhere at the front and Irma garbage that has not been removed at the back make Solana Village[…]

Citizens Voice: Feb. 7

“FISA courts approve 99.9 percent of all applications to spy on Americans. Do they get their members from our tree commission?” “The mayor’s long reign is coming to an end. His legacy will be his failure to do anything to deal with the homeless issues. Where is his long promised shelter?” “The city of Key[…]