Viewpoints: Letter from Resident

There are two sides to every story!

A flyer was distributed to Madeira Beach resident’s door steps on 11/9/16. It was titled “Madeira Beach in Turmoil” and was blaming City Commissioner Elaine Poe, for the turmoil in our city. Whoever composed the flyer didn’t even have the courage to take responsibility and put their name on the flyer.

Our City is in turmoil… but Elaine Poe is NOT the cause of turmoil in our City.

Any turmoil ...

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Embarrassed boy with hands over eyes.

A Resident’s Thoughts on CM’s Expulsion from ICMA

View Points Article: A Madeira Beach resident sent this to us and asked us to share the thoughts… 

City Manager Shows Contempt for Filing of Ethics Complaints by Residents

Our Madeira Beach City Manager was emboldened by the letter he received from ICMA dated 8/15/2016, saying that the complaints filed against him lacked support and that no further action would be taken for those filings.

  • Good judgment would dictate that the CM should have breathed a deep “Whew”, brushed ...
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Dunedin, FL Photos Courtesy of the VSPC Convention Visitor Bureau.

Stories We’ve Been Told About Madeira Beach

Photo courtesy of the VSPC Convention Visitor Bureau. 

In speaking with residents opposed to the proposed huge developments, it seems that opposition centers on quality of life.  The city continues to tell the press/media and residents how they see things… which we find to be somewhat magical or mythical thinking.

Story #1 –

High Traffic Volume Will Not Be a Problem

Adding over 12,000 cars a day will not be a problem and will not decrease quality of life, we have been told. 

This is ...

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The Cost of MB Government


The Beach Beacon’s article, “Ethics Complaints Could End Up Costing Taxpayers” by Wayne Ayers, we think, needs a better title. The REAL story and more correct title should be “MB RESIDENTS AT RISK”.

We say this because Mayor Palladeno and the 3 commissioners – in attendance at the August 9, 2016, Board of Commissioners meeting – voted to offer a blank check to lawyers representing city officials and employees with ethics complaints filed against them ...

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Viewpoint – No White Flag Here!


To our brothers and sisters in TI, the Redingtons and other beaches…
We repeat.  We are not against development – just the size of these projects.

Yes we do need refurbishing, updating, stylizing and improvement at the northern end of our little town, but we did not ask for Universal Studios!


I know this, because I attended most of the commission meetings. ...

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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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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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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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