06 May 2023

Resistance is Futile - Weekly Wrap-Up - 7 May 2023

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Resistance is futile. Linda Cunningham reviewed the latest in Tallahassee's relentless assault on home rule. Four bills chip away at local control, but it appeared that the awful bill restricting the display of flags at public buildings has died. (Key West Island News)

Getting around. Chris Hamilton reported on the new “Workforce Express” between Stock Island and from Key West Transit Service to begin May 15th. At the same time, the City will phase out its old, North and South line routes with a full transition to the “Key West Rides” Uber-like on-demand service. (Friends of Car-Free Key West)

Noise. More than 80 people attended the first of three meetings held by the City to address growing complaints about a wide variety of noise issues. (Citizen, $)

Property insurance woes. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was accused of all too cozy relations with big donor property insurers. Rising and unjustifiably high rates affect everyone's cost of living here. (Guardian)

New Schedule. The Key West City Commission agreed to change its meeting schedule. (Keys Weekly) 

Sexy Beast. Mark Hedden hung out behind the bathroom at a state park in search of a sexy beast. (Keys Weekly - link not yet available)

Mallory Square. The City sought input on its plans for the iconic tourist destination. (Keys Citizen, $)

Our Eyes

JAG Gallery in Key West opened an exhibition of photos by Lynne Bentley-Kemp and Mark Hedden.

Lynne Bentley-Kemp Narcissus

Mark Hedden 17120 SE HWY 19

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