- Sponsored -

KBI Update

April 1, 2024

Good afternoon, readers

Climate change and its impacts leads the news again in Key Biscayne. We had stories on the ongoing debate over the Big Dig infrastructure project and the science of predicting climate. The Anti-Social podcast tackled spiking ocean temperatures and predictions for an extreme hurricane season.

Key Biscayne also lost its chief of staff after just six weeks. And a lawsuit involving two condo associations at Key Colony may be at a crossroads.

We thank you for your support of community funded, non-profit, hyperlocal journalism. If you’re not a premium member, we invite you to become one today and subscribe today.

We are now offering a monthly plan with an introductory special (see bel0w).

CLIMATE CHANGE

kbindependent.org

Fernando Vazquez, the only council member with experience as an environmental engineer, is warning his colleagues they need to heed to Miami-Dade County and scientific standards when replacing Key Biscayne’s outdated stormwater system. 

The Big Dig project is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars over the next two decades, but remains mired in an intense debate over climate change predictions.


MORE ON THE BIG DIG

kbindependent.org

A key area of dispute among the Key Biscayne Village Council when it comes to the Big Dig and climate change: what is the proper way to scientifically model, or…


kbindependent.org

A meteorologist at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School  says ocean temperatures remain at record-breaking highs, indicating the upcoming summer could be even worse than the last. 

The implications are profound , said Brian McNoldy on the Anti-Social podcast. Warmer ocean temperatures can translate into larger and more destructive hurricanes.  Coral reefs off  the Florida coastline could see further bleaching, as well.
 
Listen to podcast 



kbindependent.org

A Miami judge is being asked to put a quick end to a bizarre dispute in which two luxury Key Biscayne condominium associations are suing each other.

The question? Who pays maintenance fees when an individual property owner falls behind on payments.

kbindependent.org

Key Biscayne Chief of Staff John D. John is out after just six weeks on the job. 

Village Manager Steve Williamson told John he was being fired on March 22, according to an email obtained by the Independent through a public records request. John asked that he be allowed to resign,  but no such email was received on Monday, records show. 

Only 2 seats left!
Meet the KBI Editors


Miami Fourth Estate is building hyper-local news across our county. Every donation furthers this mission.


MORE LOCAL


kbindependent.org

In the United States, the average price of a dozen eggs was $2.99 in February, but they’re even pricier on Key Biscayne.

kbindependent.org

The leatherback turtle can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and reach as long as six feet  – nearly the equivalent of a bison roaming the oceanic plains.  Marine scientists at…


SPORTS

kbindependent.org

Sinner, who was never broken and faced just one break point, was undeterred by the pro-Dimitrov crowd and could be an early favorite for the upcoming French Open.

kbindependent.org

The 30-year-old Collins announced at the Australian Open that this season would be her last because she’s suffering from endometriosis, a painful ailment that affects the uterus.

kbindependent.org

Suárez assisted on three goals as he continues to carry the scoring load with superstar teammate Lionel Messi out for the past three weeks.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

kbindependent.org

The vote authorizes a $15 toll on most commuter passenger vehicles that drive into Manhattan south of 60th Street, a zone that’s south of Central Park, during daytime hours.

kbindependent.org

To date, 10 candidates have registered to compete in the July elections, but none of them are connected to the main opposition coalition and several are seen as representing little…

kbindependent.org

“Peace is never made with weapons, but with outstretched hands and open hearts,” Francis said


14 NE 1st Ave
STE 405
Miami FL 33132
US

The Key Biscayne Independent is a publication of Miami Fourth Estate, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit listed in Guidestar.
Proud member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

- Sponsored -