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A Big Disturbing Disappointment

A look at the workshop agenda for today’s Town Attorney RFPs brings a huge shock…

How is this possible?…..Hollywood in the sentinel…in previous post…announced it had 140 applicants to choose from…

we are only going to see 2!

One large firm…Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole (no relation) & Boniske, P.A.

and Mitch Kraft a former Town Attorney for City of Tamarac

A Google of both finds more disturbing info….

Weiss… under the news section of their web page….

On June 9, 2007 filed a writ of mandamus with the Supreme Court of Florida challenging the constitutionality of the Property Reform Legislation passed on June 7, 2007.

Very concerning to those with civic organization ties….

Weiss… obtained a significant ruling in favor of its client a prominent developer in the City of Pompano Beach …

The matter involved a challenge by a neighboring property owner to a variance of the city’s air park that had been granted by the City of Pompano Beach in favor of the developer!

The case Stanton vs. Pompano Beach….

Ed Stanton…a original member of the South Pompano Beach Civic Organization….a civic organization that was a precursor for the CIC…

a civic organization that has CIC ties with their attorney representing them in the successful term limits vote, height limits etc…. and the unsuccessful recall!

The other choice….well…a stacked deck to say the least…in my opinion…just from looking into both….

Mitch Kraft was the Town Attorney in Tamarac until he was let go….for costing the town millions for a fire assessment loss in court….

who was the Town Attorney hired to replace him?…..Attorney Sam Goren…a partner in the law firm of the soon to be ex-LBTS Town Attorney…Cherof!

If this was a different time…oh say a few months back….

I would say….this looks suspect….just wrong…..

I am not accusing anyone of anything …

As I watch today’s workshop… I will hope that the brakes are applied….. by a majority vote….

table this all important decision…..send out RFPs once again….ask Hollywood how they did it, if need be….

give all who apply to the commissioners and then let them pare them down and decide …..

it is the commissioners who pick the Town Attorney…let’s get this one right!

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  1. This obviously shows how little interest there is in our “Little Peyton Place”

    Comment by Mickey Mouse — March 31, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

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