Maintain the EcoSystem

Our wildlife lives on a delicately balanced eco-system. Our job is to maintain this balance.

Promote, Preserve & Protect

Last Stand has been organized to promote, preserve, and protect the quality of life in the city of Key West, the Florida Keys and their environs, with particular emphasis on the natural environment.

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Cruise Ship Referenda Endorsement

Cruise Ship Referenda Endorsement

September 17, 2020 The Last Stand board has reviewed the issue of the cruise ship referenda. Though the board is sensitive to the potential economic impacts of the referenda, no one denies the quality of life impacts of the cruise ships on Key West residents. In the...

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Letter to the Monroe County Planning Commission Re: Lock-Outs

Letter to the Monroe County Planning Commission Re: Lock-Outs

September 17, 2020 RE: Moratorium on Lock-outs Monroe County Planning Commissioners, Last Stand supports agenda item 1, staff’s recommendation to extend the interim development ordinance deferring approval of new applications or received applications dealing with...

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Letter to BOCC Re: Updating the Public on Keys Pump-Out Services

Letter to BOCC Re: Updating the Public on Keys Pump-Out Services

Mayor Heather Carruthers Commissioner Sylvia Murphy Commissioner David Rice Commissioner Michelle Coldiron Commissioner Craig Cates Re:        Updating the Public on Pump-Out Services in the Florida Keys Dear Mayor and Commissioners: Last Stand is requesting that at...

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Letter to BOCC Regarding ROGO Conversion

Letter to BOCC Regarding ROGO Conversion

July 13, 2020 Mayor Carruthers Board of County Commissioners RE:  July 2020 Agenda Item I.5 – ROGO Conversions Dear Commissioners: Having reviewed and discussed the staff’s seven proposed options, the Board of Last Stand recommends the following principles to guide...

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Comments Sent to BOCC Regarding Toll Roads

Comments Sent to BOCC Regarding Toll Roads

July 13, 2020 Mayor Carruthers Board of County Commissioners RE:  July 2020 Agenda Item L. 1 – Feasibility of a Toll in Monroe County Dear Commissioners: On June 21, 2017, Last Stand sent a letter (as seen in attachment L.1.c.) to the Board supporting a feasibility...

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Last Stand Needs Board Members

We are looking for part-time and full-time residents who want to participate with Last Stand board members to promote, protect and preserve the quality of life and environment of the Florida Keys. Time committment is for a 2 hour meeting twice per month. Currently we meet the Monday before the First and Third Tuesdays of the month beginning at 12:30 pm at the Key West branch of Monroe County Library.