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Longboat leaders rate Town Attorney

Longboat leaders rate Town Attorney

“She would do better to trust, but verify.”

January 20, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Attorney seeks pay hike

Town Attorney seeks pay hike

Increasing legal demands lead to request for billing at $235 per hour instead of monthly retainer.

August 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Attorney seeks cap on hours

Town Attorney seeks cap on hours

Longboat Key Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale wants to cap the number of billable hours included for legal work performed on procurement and contractual matters that are included in her monthly retainer fee.

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Attorney says Colony ownership issues years from resolution

Town Attorney says Colony ownership issues years from resolution

The Town Attorney’s office compiled a complete overview of all of the ongoing Colony litigation, bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. The Town Attorney said it is difficult to speculate on what will happen next or when all of the litigation will be resolved as the various parties in these actions have clearly diverging objectives and litigation strategies.

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Scott signs LBK land law

Scott signs LBK land law

‘The Commission should once again be commended for its commitment to protecting the Charter and the referendum requirement that has been one of the backbones of this community since the 1980s.’

June 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Town Attorney resigns

Longboat Town Attorney resigns

“I’m disappointed; Maggie was our hire. When we hired her, we knew there was going to be a development curve. I was pleased in the last month how she was performing on that curve. I believe bumps and criticism were laid unfairly at her feet and I am disappointed and I believe several of my colleagues are as well.”

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town attorney comes under scrutiny

Town attorney comes under scrutiny

There’s no one there because you’re (Mooney-Portale) having babies. And I think that’s terrific because my daughter just had one, and I’m real happy about that. But at the end of the day, I think the gate swings both ways, we’ve got to communicate with you…”

March 22, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Longboat looks to ban boat trailers in front yards

Longboat looks to ban boat trailers in front yards

‘We are talking about increasing aesthetics and property values; not to have an ordinance would be counter productive.’

September 23, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town density cap under assault

Town density cap under assault

A new state law, HB 537, which fundamentally undermines the very land use protection the community adopted and has followed since 1984.

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »