BREAKING NEWS: STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO VOID KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP REDUCTION

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The Florida Senate on Thursday passed the bill that voids Key West's initiative to significantly reduce the number of cruise ships that can visit the island city. Senate...

More than 80 apply for Islamorada village manager position

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A search for the next Islamorada village manager yielded more than 80 candidates from 30 states. A candidate evaluation is underway by the village-hired consultant firm, Colin...

Three-year terms favorable among Islamorada councilors

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There’s no ordinance yet on a proposal to send term length changes to referendum in Islamorada, but a majority of the dais believe they should extend beyond...

Federal Keys coastal resilience plan enters final stage

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A study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nears completion as various governments confront coastal storm and flood vulnerability in the Florida Keys. With recommendations for shoreline...

EX-DEA AGENT IS RUNNING FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER

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Last week, Tavernier resident Tom Raffanello announced his candidacy for Monroe County Commissioner, District 4, to run against David Rice in 2022. Rice is a longstanding member...

KEY WEST’S CRUISE SHIP REDUCTIONS LOOK LESS LIKELY

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Both sides of Key West’s cruise ship debate descended April 14 on Tallahassee, where a final senate committee approved a bill that voids Key West’s vote to...

KEY WEST BEGINS CITY MANAGER SEARCH

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Greg Veliz had tears in his eyes by the time the city commission meeting ended at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. It was the last such meeting...

MARATHON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER TAXING DISTRICT, WATERING LAWS

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At its next meeting, the Marathon City Council will consider two important topics: the continuation or cancellation of the hospital special taxing district, and the city’s watering...

Islamorada council favors three-year, staggered terms

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There’s no ordinance yet on a proposal to send term length changes to referendum in Islamorada, but a majority of the dais believe they should extend beyond...

KEY WEST OFFICIALS MAKE WEIGHTY DECISIONS

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Did you catch all that? Key West officials answered several high-profile questions at the March 31 city commission meeting. Here's the rundown: WILL THE CITY EXPAND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY...