Do we love Islamorada or are we just grumpy?
Well, there are some who believe the ICA is calling attention to trivial problems, like catching a driver going a few miles over the speed limit. Or that we just don’t like a particular driver.
We’re not, that’s not who or why we exist.
We call out the crazy driver going 90 miles-an-hour in a school zone, clearly an unreasonable action. Or, as one of our favorite scenes of the 80s classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, elaborately highlights, we expertly lay on the horn and flash our lights when Village Hall is going the wrong way!
So, to answer the original question – no we’re not grumpy. We’re just working to head off inevitable problems (or worse!) that everyone in Islamorada will pay for, one way or another. And we do this simply because we love Islamorada.
Here’s a little of ICA’s philosophy.
Village conflicts are often rooted in differences between the residents who seek to protect quality of life and our environment versus those that exploit local resources as a means of achieving economic gain.
The ICA emerged two years ago to educate and guide local participation to meet the challenges presented when it appeared that the environment and quality of life issues were taking a backseat.
For too long, the public was disengaged and quiet, and investors emerged, exploiting loopholes in our regulations for personal gain. And no one was there to say “NO” or “TOO MUCH” and insist on change. So, here we are, doing our very best.