Turn Up the Heat!

Signatures Count Too

If you are one of the over 1,000 citizens who signed the petitions, we feel city hall would like to hear from you.

At this time the petitions are still being denied by Attorney Trask, representing the city. They are hoping if they ignore us, we will go away!   

 

 

 

We followed all the rules – and then some – and worked countless hours.  We had many volunteers who had never ...

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7/12 Commissioner Mtgs, Agenda & More

City Commission Workshop & Regular Meeting 

The Madeira Beach Board of Commissioners apparently prepared agendas for two meetings this Tuesday.  Apparently the agendas were distributed to selected parties, but they have not been posted online as of Sunday, July 10.  They were posted online sometime Monday.  Links are below>

Click Here=>  MB—07-12-2016 BOC Regular Agenda   REGULAR AGENDA PACKET, Click Here => Regular Packet

WORKSHOP AGENDA TOPICS – THIS IS THE WORKSHOP ...

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Celebrating our United States

A Good Read: Life After SPB Development Challenges

A More Respectful Dialogue & Focus On SPB Needs

 

St. Pete Beach Mayor, Maria Lowe said, “A community is only as good as its members. It has been demonstrated to me time and time again…”  (Excerpt from the article below.)

A very interesting and encouraging story about St. Pete Beach getting refocused, setting priorities and moving in positive directions on development.

Click Here to Read =>mb-SPB Makes Peace, Paves Way for Progress

Article is from theIsland ...

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In the Press: Elected officials ignore voters

An editorial about the Madeira Beach Board of Commissioners yet again ignoring the voices of residents and voters. From the “Tampa Bay Times“, by Ken Weiss:

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/tuesdays-letters-elected-officials-ignore-voters-wishes-again/2282450

More about the invalid vote by the Madeira Beach board of Commissioners, by Anne Lindberg, StPetesBlog.com: 

Activists’ attorney: Madeira Beach developments votes were invalid

And, ...

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Can the Developers Just Move Forward?

We Are Making Progress

The developers are NOT going to go forward.  Why, you ask, since the Commission voted 4-0 and 3-0?

Well, here is the reply given recently by Ken Weiss, our attorney. The question was,Can the developers just ignore the petition (as the city has) and move ahead?   

Attorney Ken Weiss’ reply:

  • No, the developers cannot maintain they acted in good faith when they have knowledge of the litigation.
  • No, the developers can’t win a lawsuit ...
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Letter to the Editor by Kenneth L. Weiss, Esq.

This letter has been submitted to the Tampa Bay Times for publication. We wanted to post it here as well just in case the editor decides not to publish this.

Editor,

Re: Madeira Beach approves redevelopment despite objections from 1000
voters.

Once more elected official gave the voters a middle finger. This time it’s
the Madeira Beach commission that rejected a petition to schedule a
referendum to repeal a proposed zoning ordinance that permitted increased
height and density for two proposed developments. More ...

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Press microphones

Press Coverage

Madeira Beach officials reject petitions, plan to go ahead with votes on proposed developments…

Read this article by Ann Lindberg –> Click Here 

City commissioner abruptly resigns after voting for Madeira Beach development proposal

Read this article by Ann Lindberg –> Click Here

Citizens of Madeira Beach, Florida, Oppose City Government Development Projects

Madeira Beach, Florida  – Citizens formed ...

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Despite Petition and Ordinance Suspension, Commission Votes

About the Suspension of an Ordinance Based on a Petition for Referendum

Jim Scarborough (see bottom) said very clearly in his 3 minute presentation, the determination of the lack of sufficiency of the petition (made by Mr. Trask) was a preliminary determination, therefore the ordinance is suspended. Mr. Scarborough explained that determining insufficiency is a LEGAL definition with a detailed process.

FACTS from Section 13.5  Madeira Beach City Charter:

When a referendum petition is filed with the City Clerk, the ordinance ...

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Ruling Does Not Clear Way for Development

Headline Belies the Truth

Don’t be fooled. Sheila Estrada’s headline, Ruling clears way for redevelopment vote in Madeira Beach, belies the truth.

Tom Trask’s ‘ruling’ is a legal opinion.  Tom is a hired gun, not a court…  His written opinion is colored by who he perceives is paying his bill.

So the points Mr. Trask makes in his ‘ruling’, in favor of his employers as you would guess, will not stand up… He has said:

1) only ...

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