HISTORIC CONFLICT (Summary)
By way of a short historical overview, Little French Key (LFK) has long been involved with civil claims for allegedly building without proper permits or for violations against the local marine reserve on which it operates.
For years, these legal cases have remained where they belong, inside a courtroom. But in recent days, local public officials have grown frustrated (by their admission) with the political process. As a result, public officials decided to bring the legal matters out from the courtroom and into the public domain.
Local governmental and quasi-governmental agencies took to social media recently with a series of public notices asking the general public to stay away from Little French Key. These notices lead to unproductive online rhetoric which divided many and angered others. A few days after the public notices, at least two fires erupted on Little French Key.