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Grab your partner……Dosey Doe….

Doing the equivalent in the legal world…..

the 2 RFP candidates for LBTS!

Quick reveiw…

LBTS put out an RFP for a Town Attorney…. few months back….

Two applicants responded ….

Weiss,Serota,Helfman,Pastoriza, Cole and Boniske….Law Firm

and Mitch Kraft…who it turned out was a former city attorney for Tamarac…who lost big bucks on illegal fire assessments… and his job….

The Weiss firm…the choice of the LBTS Town Manager…. came to the RFP workshop a few weeks back….

Mitch Kraft did not…. previous commitment was cited….  the Vice Mayor said he’s out…..

Weiss was in….although the firm’s choice for LBTS  designated attorney was a thumbs down…. due to his previous time in front of the previous commission…. representing a developer for the presumably defunct Shore Court project……

At the last Commission meeting….

Weiss was hired officially on a hourly basis…with a retainer….introducing the new Town Attorney at the commission meeting…Dan Abbott…. news to all…including the commission….

Mr. Abbott was welcomed….

BCbythesea…… did a Google of Mr Abbott..and was astounded to learn that he was the former Hollywood City Attorney who advised convicted former Hollywood Commissioner Keith Wassersrtom and advised Hollywood through eminent domain cases..that dominated the news…add to that  the recent Marco Island boat anchoring rights case…along with the very Weiss Attorney turned down at the RFP workshop…

Concerned…BCbythesea posted the info… which seemed to have fallen on deaf ears….in town hall….

In the meantime …in previous post…BCbythesea found in the sentinel that Mitch Kraft had moved on…to become a mediator in a development deal between Davie and Weston….

Very quickly though this job was also gone …due to one side discovering that Mitch Kraft had accepted donations from the attorneys involved with the developer …in previous post….Mitch Kraft had been a candidate for commissioner in Coral Springs in 2006 and accepted $3000 from the firm… he is also married to Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft…

A sunshine Workshop took place this week at Jarvis Hall…

new Town Attorney Dan Abbott was front and center….BCbythesea was there…in previous post…gave accolades…to Mr. Abbott….

as for his advice being correct this time out…as our  LBTS council to the commission…we will see….

Now the Dosey doe….continues…in today’s sentinel…

Commons mediation impasse has ended…

a week ago Weston official objected to the mediator…Mitch Kraft…as stated above….but now they are back at the negotiating table…

Mitch  Kraft is back getting $300 dollars an hour….and the mediation took place as planned on Tues…with another session next week…

The City Manager declined to comment on the change of heart…

The Mayor declined comment…

as did Weston City Attorney….Jamie Cole of…..

Weiss, Serota,Helfman,Pastoriza,Cole and Boniske!

HMMMM….

swing your partner……Dosey Doe!

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