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Is it possible to abuse an attorney?

Is it possible to abuse an attorney?

The jabs, the rudeness, the mock interrogations bordering on bizarre abuse would make any professional exit the stage without a bow.

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How the Town attorneys unwittingly saved the Longboat Commission in the Colony mess

How the Town attorneys unwittingly saved the Longboat Commission in the Colony mess

The financial exposure to the Town for attempting to strip away building rights is tremendous.

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Colony Nuisance Hearing hits snag

Colony Nuisance Hearing hits snag

Town accused of improper noticing and not allowing time for review.

March 13, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Commission says 3 of 5 Town Attorney applicants ‘unacceptable’

Commission says 3 of 5 Town Attorney applicants ‘unacceptable’

Longboat Key Commissioners expressed universal dissatisfaction with the field of five town attorney candidates that Town Manager David Bullock asked them to consider at last Monday’s regular meeting. That leaves Northport attorney Rob Robinson and resigned yet still active Town Attorney Dave Persson’s partner Maggie Mooney-Portale in the running.

April 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town nixes ex manager’s health care request; Commissioner Larson ‘outraged’

Town nixes ex manager’s health care request; Commissioner Larson ‘outraged’

Larson suggested residents could use a good class action attorney to sue the commission over payments made to St. Denis.

April 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Thinking through Longboat’s election

Thinking through Longboat’s election

In real democracy, 45% of the board would represent the minority, meaning three out of seven commissioners. Because everyone votes for everyone on Longboat Key and we are running now as slates, we are going to see more and more one-dimensional Commissions excited that “they will now get things done.”

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Taking back the Commission sign by sign

Taking back the Commission sign by sign

The sign thief said this year he could not leave any signs in the ground because “all of the candidates are like bruised peaches.” “How so?” I asked…

March 11, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Directed to PIC

Directed to PIC

None of your recommended candidates has been “elected” by the citizenry. They were all originally chosen by sitting Commissioners who carefully vetted them before their anointment and appointment.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board

Vice Mayor David Brenner inquired to Town Attorney David Persson whether there would be a conflict of interest if he served on the Board of Directors of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Cell tower policy change debated

Cell tower policy change debated

“I do not agree we are in violation of state or federal law. …It is like a chef started whisking and frothing up a cell tower policy language on the fly.”

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »