Friday, April 8, 2022

The Weekend Read - the Palmetto Bay bridge litigation. Important updates. Links to important documents supplied

Palmetto Bay has filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County to stop the bridge. Miami-Dade field its motion to dismiss on April 6, 2022. This lawsuit is styled VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA, CAROLINE HETU, AND CRAIG WOISCHWILL v. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 2022-003627-CA-30. I have put together a Google Drive folder where you can access the main documents filed to date (CLICK HERE). Or click the specific links directing you to view the Amended Complaint filed March 7, 2022 as well as the Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint filed by Miami-Dade County on April 6, 2022.  

Background can be found in a prior related post of February 4, 2022, Mediation ended in an impasse – will the mayor and council file the lawsuit? Key local attorneys are ready to step in for residents in opposition to the bridge. as well as January 20, 2022, Miami-Dade County will hold the Joint meeting with Palmetto Bay today, Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 12:45 PM. There is a public comment section listed on the agenda.

Get the facts, not the spin. The documentation is there for all of us to read. I need to take a very deep dive into all the litigation before I offer up any comment. 

Waiting to see how this lawsuit goes.  I had commented previously that this case may be different for Palmetto Bay due to probable appearances by Palmetto Bay Resident Norman Waas and local attorney David Winker. It is my understanding that attorney David Winker is no longer involved in this issue and that is a loss for those in opposition of the bridge.  HOWEVER - Attorney Norman Waas remains committed to this current lawsuit.  As I stated before, and without reservation, he is a highly respected litigator. He has incentive as a resident who has opposed the bridging of 87th avenue. Passion and extensive litigation experience. 

I assume this lawsuit was discussed in detail at the April Regular Village Council meeting. Was it? (That is not a rhetorical question, was it discussed?). 

Stay tuned.

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