Search and Categories

Local Papers

www.flsentry.com

Too Close For Comfort?….. in Pompano Beach….LBTS……

6/7/08

J. P. Bender is out….a must read for LBTS residents….

Faithful readers will recall from previous posts….

BCbythesea was most concerned with the “chosen” LBTS Town Attorney….and Town Special Magistrate by the LBTS Town Manager….

questioning the lack of more RFPs for the LBTS Town Attorney position….and the installation of the Pompano Beach City Attorney as LBTS Special Magistrate with no prior notice…. to the new commission….on the night they were voted in…. on her say so…..

Now come this explosive article….

‘Double dipping and legal largesse’….

Bender was quite interested as well upon hearing of the Pompano Beach City Attorney…Gordon Linn …acquiring a part time job…. in neighboring LBTS….

Full disclosure….he contacted BCbythesea…..after I questioned this appointment….and inquired with a knowledgeable attorney concerning the propriety of this action……

The Pompano Beach City Attorney is full time position……. that paid $150,862.61 in 2007….

His job with LBTS…$100 an hour…with LBTS “budget” of $4000.00 a year…although it can go higher…

In his role as Pompano Beach City Attorney in 2007 Gordon Linn hired Weiss Serota…our new LBTS Town law firm….to do a lot of outside legal work for Pompano Beach…to the tune of $50 thousand plus and an additional $103 thousand plus for their CRA…

HMMMM…..

This apparent mutual “back-scratching”…having this “relationship”… should be cause for concern from the commissioners and citizens of LBTS….

Did the Town Manager know?…if not ….why not?….if she did….why was it not an issue in her judgment?….

BCbythesea…agrees… with Bender’s analysis….

“a magistrate is like a judge and shouldn’t have a relationship with lawyers appearing in front of them…..”

read the whole story…. use the link above….

Commissioners need some answers…. before the first case is heard…..

Post Division