Hopes for a veto by those who oppose large cruise ships in Key West ended this morning, when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1194, which voids any existing and prohibits future referendums and initiatives that restrict maritime commerce.
City officials have all emphasized their desire to uphold Key West voters’ intentions and prohibit large ships at the city-operated port facilities. But those intentions could now be in conflict with a state law.
Also on Wednesday, officials announced a special city commission meeting to discuss cruise ships. That meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at City Hall.