Vote For Affordable Housing

Last Stand board is endorsing a Yes Vote for the Key West March 13, 2018 special election. The ballot question is simple and straightforward. If approved, the city charter will beĀ  amended as follows: The maximum allowable height for habitable space on approximately...

Florida 2018 Legislative Priorities

Committee Hearings are in process in the Florida Legislature prior to the opening of the 2018 session this coming January. Last Stand has adopted legislative priorities to protect the environment and quality of life for Monroe County as well as all of Florida....

Opposing Deep Injection Well Plan for Everglades

South Florida Water Management District voted June 8th to go against Army Corps of Engineers decision not to include deep injection wells as a part of Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project. Last Stand joined 73 organizations and businesses in a letter to Governor Scott...

Supporting Keys Environmental Organizations

The recovery from Hurricane Irma is still under way, and we’re mindful that many donors’ priorities are with the health and human service agencies on the front lines serving those in need. We also recognize that environmental service organizations will be...

Evacuation Planning For Harvey

Last Stand is calling on the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners to direct county-wide emergency management planners to revise hurricane evacuation procedures to better assure the safety of residents and visitors to the Florida Keys. Hurricane Harvey is the...

Development at Little Hamaca Park

Key West City Manager Jim Scholl has been directed to investigate the feasibility of developing a sports field complex at Little Hamaca Park. Last Stand has historically supported the conservation use of the park. One section is designated as White Crown Pigeon Park...

Transportation Workshop June 21

The City of Key West is holding a Workshop meeting Wednesday June 21st, 5:30 PM at City Hall, 1300 White Street. The public is asked to give their three minute comments, ideas and solutions to issues ranging from parking garages and shuttle and bus transportation to...

Shrimp Farm Workforce Housing Proposal

This August, the Board of County Commissioners will meet in Key West to consider a request to change the land use category of the property known as the “Shrimp Farm” on Summerland Key. Neighbors were vocal in opposition at the Planning Commission meeting...

Opposing Offshore Drilling

Here is the text of the letter Last Stand sent to Governor Scott requesting that he intervene on the 4/28/17 Executive Order that would open areas of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic to oil and gas drilling leases: I am writing on behalf of Last Stand, urging you...

Pedestrian Safety in Key West

On May 2nd, Key West City Commission will be considering a resolution requesting that FDOT install HAWK – High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk signals on N. Roosevelt. The resolution also suggests the same signals be installed at 3 crosswalks on S. Roosevelt when...

Tourism Impacts on Quality of Life

Is traffic congestion really worse than last year? Is it related to increased online vacation rentals that are not paying applicable taxes? Can more tourists really be accommodated in Monroe County? Last Stand had the following letter published with our suggestion to...