City and County Highlights – Before & After The Recess

City News Ken Daige speaks to City Council about short term rentals. He urges the city to not fall backwards by allowing short term rentals. Daige spoke from the heart when he talked about the problems in his neighborhood that were apparent because of short term rentals. Problems such  as 5 – 15 persons living […]

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MILLENNIALS still living with their parents

Did you know that MILLENNIALS — sometimes called Generation Y, and defined by many demographers as ranging from ages 18 to 37 are still living with their parents? Well, you all know that I keep my ear to the ground and you all need not fret any longer wondering where Captain Kangaroo lives. Yep, I hear he is living […]

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Captain Kangaroo speaks the truth…for the first time

I make it my business  to keep my ear to the ground and sure enough if you keep listening long enough you just might get something truthful coming out of Charlie Wilson’s mouth. I must be a masochist because I listened to the city council meeting on line last night simply in order to hear […]

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Good Bye Vero

Remember the movie Good bye Columbus?….Well another story is unfolding right before our eyes called good bye Vero. If you have been keeping your ear to the ground as I have the rumors are flying that the county will take over the city and “good bye Vero” Ever hear of the book Blood in the […]

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The missing blog…Hmmm.

Hey Mark Schumann, what’s going on? You know that I keep my ear to the ground and in doing so I read a real interesting article on your blog  www.keepverovero.com  and I copied and pasted it to my desktop in order to re-read. When I went back to www.keepverovero.com  blog the article was gone.   In […]

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A funny thing happened at the forum last night

A funny thing happened at the forum last night  – the City Council Tea Party Candidate forum that is.   The best part of the whole forum was Dan Stump begging everyone to vote for Jay Kramer.   Dan Stump…He said the only reason he is running is to sell electric. Duh, does he have […]

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Some Real Numbers – Not Assumptions

I had my ear to the ground and I heard about some numbers to grasp…..numbers you will not hear from the Taxpayers Association crowd. To my knowledge these numbers are not assumptions folks. Just another way for you all to look at the big picture regarding the sale of Vero Beach Electric. The total rate […]

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Have You Heard? It’s a Done Deal.

My ear is to the ground and I am hearing that the deal is done. FPL is proposing to make a cash payment of $115 million for the electric utility. All but about $10 million of this amount, however, will be consumed by the cost of getting out of its wholesale power contracts and to […]

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Yes, they did sneak in another extension to FPL. Ho Hummm.

Just a few observations about the FPL vote that was taken at the recent City Council Meeting to extend the exclusivity clause on their contract so they can press on with a look at purchasing the Vero Electric Utility. It was listed on the agenda as an informational item “no action to be taken”, the […]

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Is There Another Extension for FPL in the Works?

I have been keeping my ear to the ground and I just heard that FPL is at it again. Yep, they are quietly talking to individual council members about asking for another vote to extend yet again their exclusivity rights on the sale of the Vero Beach Electric Utility. How will the city know if […]

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