Judge Voids Housh Ghovaee’s Appointment to the Madeira Beach Board of Commissioners
The City of Madeira Beach, Mayor Palladeno, and Commissioners Lister and Hodges Violated the Florida State Sunshine Law
Ghovaee was appointed to the City Commission in July 2016 to fill the District 4 seat vacated by Pat Shontz. This ill-advised and illegal appointment contained a variety of errors on the part of city officials.
The actions of the Mayor and Commissioners violated the state’s Sunshine Law. The appointment of Ghovaee was ...Read More →
A recent e-mail from city manager Shane Crawford claims the reason for dismissal of the petition lawsuit against the City was that the plaintiff’s attorney had taken no action against the City’s Motion to Dismiss in November. That claim is totally untrue.
Here is the real truth, with evidence. What actually happened is: the office of the City’s attorney submitted a fraudulent Proposed Order to the judge on October 27 stating that he and the plaintiff’s attorney had negotiated and agreed ...Read More →
NO MORE WAITING!!!
OCTOBER 7 HEARING
The challenge to the comprehensive plan based complaint (Hein/Parker v city of MB), challenged on the (improperly) advertised notice is scheduled for October 7th.
A summary judgment hearing is requested and alleges that the court needs no testimony and can make a decision based on the facts of law and the case.
To read the Summary Motion filed with the court, click Here.
You May Attend the October 7 Hearing
Anyone can attend. The ...Read More →
Our first day in court is coming this week.
Yesterday, Ken Weiss provided an update on recent work done on our behalf and that is what is included below. Some of this is taken verbatim from Mr. Weiss’s information.
Our attorneys filed “complaints” yesterday, to request that the court rule on the refusal of public records and associated Sunshine Law violation. (This is related to the Commission meeting when the Mayor and Commissioners voted to pay ...Read More →
The Flowers Are for You, Ken!
We are delighted that you have filed this complaint to stop Mayor Palladeno, City Commissioners and City Manager Shane Crawford from actions that are:
- damaging to our city and
- more importantly, potentially ILLEGAL.
This appears to be the only way to stop this group, coached by the city’s attorney, Tom Trask.
Below is an excellent article with an overview of what is going on with this legal action.Read More →
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.
Re: Madeira Beach approves redevelopment despite objections from 1000
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 ...
Here’s a quick look at how the Madeira Beach City Commissioner changed things to allow massive developments.
1999 – 2007 City Develops New Comprehensive Area Plan
Long range planning, begun in 1999, produced the “Madeira Beach Master Plan”.
Work continued and in 2007 the City adopted a new Comprehensive Area Plan (CAP).
Goal #1 of the Comprehensive Plan was to:
“Ensure that the residential/family and beach community character of the City of ...Read More →
Lawsuit over for $1.96… Interesting, but read on
Well this may a ‘Believe It or Not’ type of story… But it’s for real and is a good read!
We’re not sure who sent us the article, but we know it wasn’t actually about the lawsuit for $1.96. Read a little further…
They sent it to us because Mr. Bill Karns – who has proposed the Madeira Beach City Center over-development – was ...Read More →