The bills currently before our state legislators, House Bill 639 and Senate Bill 1086, which would require anchored boats in Monroe County to move five miles every 90 days, are unreasonable and elitist.
As a resident, of course I want safe waters. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and local authorities should fairly enforce the existing laws regarding derelict/abandoned vessels and not penalize those anchored boaters who comply with all regulations.
This bill will devastate the Key West community of hard-working liveaboards with legally maintained vessels. If a liveaboard...