I'm amazed that the Tukeys had the balls to continue to show their faces on the island (they are part time residents). I couldn't be less happy with this type of new resident: who moves here and then seems to act as if their wallet gives them the right to whatever they desire. Frankly, money doesn't impress anyone in Key West with real character.
Now their desire has turned to one of Key West's streets. As head of TAMPOA, Tom Tukey has done what he had made veiled threats about at the City Commission meeting: that if he and the rest of his wealthy gated community didn't get their way with Southard Street, they would drag the city into an expensive lawsuit.
Yesterday's local press reported that he did just that and now the city of Key West will have to once again defend itself against the Truman Annex residents.
It seems now the criteria for being a resident of Key West is no longer whether the community made sense to you and if you fit in with island life. It is now simply a case of money: if you've got enough of it, you're in.
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