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'TIS ALMOST THE SEASON
GOOD NEWS AT THE OCEAN MALL!  11/1/2013
 

THE OCEAN MALL
Work has begun on the replacement of the 3rd building
in the Mall Complex.  An ocean facing 2nd story Restaurant
is planned.


OUT WITH THE OLD
IN WITH THE NEW

 

 


BBX Capital Corporation Announces $44 Million Catalfumo Settlement
The Story, June 10, 2013
 
 
CONSTRUCTION KING CATALFUMO DEFAULTS
ON OCEAN MALL MORTGAGE
Palm Beach Post story, 8 June 2012
 
 
RIVIERA BEACH FEATURED ON NATIONAL EVENING NEWS
The NBC Daily Nightly News with Bryan Williams featured the
Florida Fishing Academy
started  six years ago by Rich Brochu.
It is a program to guide and mentor under-privileged children in a nautical, fishing setting.

Click to see an excellent report - pictures, text and video, professionaly done.
 

 
2700 Ocean, Ocean Mall and Catalfumo, Aug, 2011
The saga continues.... The Story 
6/09/10
 

The Final Fate Of 2700 Ocean Drive?

The numbers suggest average cost of unit bought is $720,000, June 2010
The Stories.. 
6/09/10
 

Riviera Beach to Sacrifice Public Safety
The current budget plan will decrease police and fire protection
in order to maintain Entitlement Employment in City Hall.  The Plan. 
8/03/10
  

The City manager's plan..  "TAX and SPEND".  The Plan. 
7/24/10

The City Council's quandary,  How Much??
Then "TAX and SPEND".
   Read the story     
7/22/10
 

The Final Fate Of 2700 Ocean Drive?
The numbers suggest average cost of unit bought is $720,000
The Stories.. 
6/09/10
 
 
News of Singer Island -- Lucky, Lucky Us!!
The state of the City and an upcoming Election.
Read the February story from 'The Islander'
 

Owners at Resort at Singer Island Suee&
Singer Island Resort’s drained investors claim deceit
The sordid saga continues.  Both stories with comments 
1/17/10
Click here to view history of the business management of The Resort.

Citizens for Responsible Growth for Riviera Beach was formed in response to the
Resort's Development.  Read the summary published here in 2003.
 
 
CITY COUNCIL NEWS - JANUARY 2010

Reported in The ISLANDER - The Story  1/8/10
 

WANT TO BUY A HOUSEBOAT?
Another loss in court - the Story 
1/8/10
RB GADFLY IS SWATTED
- Fane Lozman
He receives adverse judgment in houseboat case - the story
11/20/09
 

RIVIERA BEACH IN ASCENDANCY
Our elected officials, (The City Council) are moving the City FORWARD
and UPWARD.  Read about where we are and where they are taking us,
in an article from The Islander
. 
/ 12/13/09
 


BEACH EROSION:
Planned Riviera breakwaters under fire - The Story....
Read Beach Erosion History; Click.    
09/08/09
 

  
BUDGET/TAX TIME IN RIVIERA BEACH
     Riviera Beach holds the line on its tax rate -  
09/04/09
 
  

  Budget Proposal - Kudos to City Manager, Ruth Jones  08/05/09
Well thought out and meaningful.....
Meeting dates included

Dawn Pardo's Memo on the Budget     
08/05/09
Proposed Budget prior to workshop

 

Marina Plan Pursued the story    08/16/09
 



PB Post finds merit in actions of  07/31/09
Riviera Beach City Government..... 
Read the Editorial

 


New City Manager
RUTH JONES appointed        08/05/09
She takes charge.........
 

CHANGE COMES TO THE RB CRA
Executive Director, Floyd Johnson dismissed.   08/05/09
Fresh ideas for CRA/Redevelopment Financing from Dawn Pardo and Council.
 

 
Review Riviera Beach's Planned
Improvement of N. Ocean Drive.
The plan was presented on Monday April 27, 2009
VIEW the PDF File, it can be saved.

 


 Riviera State Audit Follow-up
City still has poor control of funds. 
The stor
y    
01/19/09
Read the entire 47 page report - Click here

At the same time, RB City Council proposes to raise taxes by $100,000.00
by charging $154.00 for Police Services while investigating accidents. 
Police services are normally covered in ad valorem taxes.


 


Musicfest 2008, Nixed by Council  11/26/08
Tax payers get an even break - PB Post's view.

  PB Post weighs in with Editorial
'End the festival' 
05/17/08
[ed. even the PB Post is occasionally correct.]

 
PRELIM REPORT:  COST TO TAXPAYERS - $300,000.00
The story   
05/02/08
Should Riviera Beach continue to use taxpayers funds for a music festival?

One week postmortem:
  the pigeons are coming home to roost....

Mayor Thomas Masters estimates cost to City at $300,000.00.
Council Members question the amount
.
 


   Another Step Forward....
A PUBLIX is coming to Blue Heron Blvd at the west end
of the Singer Island Bridge on the North side of Blue Heron
between the Dental Office and the Inlet Bar property.....
see it.

 


Erosion:  City Council approves Funding of Breakwater
The Story    10/02/08
 

  
Viking Yachts Selected as Developer of Marina District
By unanimous vote, the Riviera Beach CRA Board approved
Viking's Conceptual Plan for redevelopment of the City Marina
.
The story...  
09/12/08
Download and view abridged plan PDF 3MB or full plan PDF 5.8MB.
Read The PB Post story describing the Redevelopment Plan.  
09/09/08
 

  Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
signed to guide redevelopment and Master Plan.  The story 
07/21/08

   Riviera fights 'myths' about waterfront revamp 

The PB Post story. 
07/06/08
 

The Riviera Beach City Council finds it necessary
to address the concerted campaign designed to derail redevelopment of
The Marina District.  The critics of the Council rely on misinformation
and innuendo.            
07/02/08
Click to read Press Release by Dawn Pardo.
Click to read the RFP [Request For Proposal] for The Marina.


Public market may join marina
PB Post story  
07/04/08
 

City Council/CRA Board approve RFP [Request For Proposal]
for Marina District  The story,  and Background.  
06/26/08


Viking's Development Plan
for the Marina/Centennial Park,
Artistic rendition and Site Plan with elevations
10/15/07


The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
's

vision for the Marina District   1  and   2
and for the entire project.  

 


   Mayor Thomas Masters reports on the State of the City
The Mayor's News Letter V1, No1  
09/17/08

 


  Riviera Beach's city manager Resigns
 Granted a Golden Parachute - PB Post Story... 
09/05/08
The PB Post Story - Suspended...    
09/04/08
Read The Investigative Report in question ...

 


    Mall Progress Report........

We have been advised that progress is being made at the Ocean Mall. 
OMRD is currently in the permitting phase.  Construction will begin within the next 90 days.
 
A City Council/Community workshop was held on 8/27 review the plan for the dry sand area. 
The plan is spectacular [see below] and every resident present – Singer Island, Mainland,
and the “Turtle People” only had positive comments. 

The dry sand and the retail construction will take place simultaneously.

For an 'on the ground' look at progress click here. 

 

  Draft of Plan for Dry Sand Area of Ocean Mall
Click for details ...   
08/18/08


   Current Plans for the Ocean Mall......
Jul 2008

This image is extracted from the front page of the 'Glossy Flier' [see below].  It represents the Hotel planned for the Mall site.

It appears to be a five [5] story structure on top of a two [2] story pier.  That suggests a seven [7] story building rather than the five [5] stories allowed! 

   View the multi-paged glossy flier extolling the lease ability of space, etc..
It includes the picture cited above on the front page.......
 

View the information sheet on the property.

Visit the Realtor site listing the Mall, lease space, demographics, etc.


Mall Demolition started
.........5/21/08
The story   
05/21/08

On Eve of Mall Demolition Tenant Sues Catalfumo -
The story      05/20/08
 
 "Latest" Ocean Mall Plan:  4/23/08

Demolition to begin in Mid-May..... 
Tenant lease problem with Portofino.  When will it really begin?   
04/23/08

Ocean Mall Plan:  3/20/08
Tenants out by March 31, 2008.  Demolition of all structures in mid-April,
after the Musicfest.  Completion of Retail Buildings in May of 2009.
Not being done in two stages to preserve businesses.   The Story and background.
03/26/08

Ocean Mall: Perspective and background from The Hometown News.  03/281/08
Click for links to graphics


RESORT ON SINGER ISLAND
Sold - the story   08/28/09  
 
WCI Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy 
08/04/08
 
Riviera Beach's Premier Developer.  The Story unfolds ...
The properties involved, are Listed.

WCI Business posture:
Rescheduling Short Term Debt, their Press Release.

The Class Action Suit
here

WALL STREET JOURNAL
's      04/05/08
View of Condo Hotel Phenomena - 5 Apr '08 - Click here
Specifics of WCI's 'The Resort'


  WCI's 'Resort at Singer Island'
receives unwanted Local and National notoriety
as it is slapped with a Class Action Suit.


  WCI's 'Resort at Singer Island'

Blacklisted by BANK UNITED.
"Blacklist Domino Effect About To Hit Florida".. Click for commentary.

 


   Ramifications of Appeals Court Decision

Interpretation of consequences - here  
06/22/08


Appeals Court goes against Condo Buyers...
  Appeal likely.....  The story   06/13/08

  Marina Grande, the plot thickens:  More suits   05/14/08

 Marina Grande:
  Suits on appeal  04/28/08

Marina Grande:
  Round 2 - more suits filed.
          Condo Owners vs. Board and Developer.  
04/23/08
 
History:  the first round of suits
  ........ click here.    05/14/07

Boca Developers,  the developer of The Marina Grande
is renegotiating it's bank debt... "
may end up relinquishing
several projects to the lender
"
  04/23/08
 


  Mall Demolition started
The story   
05/21/08

On Eve of Mall Demolition Tenant Sues Catalfumo -
The story      05/20/08
 
 "Latest" Ocean Mall Plan:  4/23/08

Demolition to begin in Mid-May..... 
Tenant lease problem with Portofino.  When will it really begin?   
04/23/08

Ocean Mall Plan:  3/20/08
Tenants out by March 31, 2008.  Demolition of all structures in mid-April,
after the Musicfest.  Completion of Retail Buildings in May of 2009.
Not being done in two stages to preserve businesses.   The Story and background.
03/26/08

Ocean Mall: Perspective and background from The Hometown News.  03/281/08
Click for links to graphics

 


MARRIOTT TIMESHARE TOWERS
:
Marroitt's intent is to build a 15 story tower for 120+/- time-share units. 
There will be no public access to the beach or to any amenities at the Resort.

The project relies on Zoning Variances granted to a prior
Project - The Mirasol.  The Variances have to do with decreased setbacks
from the property lines.  The building will be 20 feet from the North property Line..... 
Questions were raised as to the appropriateness of trying to use the prior Variances.

 

The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council presented the evolving

"CITIZENS CHARRETTE MASTER PLAN " for the redevelopment
of the CRA on Wednesday 30 Jan 2008 in the City Council Chambers.

On February 13, 2008 the Treasure Coast Plan was accepted and
endorsed by the CRA Board
.   The Treasure Coast Regional
Planning Council will be engaged to help implement the plan.

The Plan was well received by the public and the CRA Board. 
An electronic copy should be available soon. 
More info to follow as it becomes available.....
  Link to the original plan

 


BEACH  EROSION:  The Story and
the 50 year History of the changes to our beaches

 

Ocean Mall/Development Status - 7 Dec 2007

City Council OK's
Ocean Mall Retail site plan  
12/07/07

Catalfumo Mall Plan
OK'd by CRA 
plan approved is for 60,000sq/ft retail buildings - only. 
11/08/07
Graphics OMRD presented to CRA on 11/7/07


Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
10/31/07
Work-in-Progress CRA Plan is available for review..  more - history..


Viking's Development Plan
for the Marina/Centennial Park,
Artistic rendition and Site Plan with elevations
10/15/07


Mall Suit Settled -       
10/19/07
an understandable, comprehensive and accurate report.
Read the report. 
Read the settlement document.    09/29/07
Public Beach Coalition - Legal - the history and many documents


Viking's Frustration grows........  
10/15/07
View artist's rendition of Harbor Village.
View site plan and elevations of Harbor Village.
(2 MEG file)


Viking presents attractive, well thought out and
reasonable, phase I development plan
10/10/07


Ocean Mall Retail Building Design
The latest, presented to P&Z 9/27/07


U.S. prosecutors to decide if charges warranted in Riviera -
Kimley-Horn, PSA & Michael Brown  
09/25/07

A coherent report
on the
September 13, 2007   09/21/07
Planning & Zoning Board Meeting about the Ocean Mall
.

City and Public Beach Coalition each submit MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT in the OMRD suit.  Motion is to have Court dismiss the suit in favor of the City and the Coalition (the people).
Read the City's Motion
.    Read the Coalition's Motion.   
09/14/07

The suit went to Court Ordered Mediation on Thursday 20 Sep 2007
Outcome pending.......
 

Staff generated Graphic of Ocean Mall Hotel
based on latest site plan submission 9/13/07
 

SITE PLAN SUBMISSION to Planning & Zoning Board  09/05/07
Meeting was on 13 Sept 2007 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.
ACTIONS:  1.  Recommend approval of change in configuration
of parcels on Mall property.
2.  Table site plan for commercial buildings
at Mall until next meeting.  Need more specifics
about creative architecture, traffic, pedestrian friendliness,
building heights, etc.  Will changes necessitate reopening DDA?



Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
to reevaluate CRA Master Plan   
09/13/07

Sun-Sentinal report on CRA Reevaluation    
09/03/07



Council moves to jump-start Harbor Village redevelopment  
08/27/07
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to present proposal
for reevaluation of CRA Plan.
 

The Real Estate Reality as seen in Miami.....    
08/27/07
A big consideration in revision of CRA Plan!


Developer wants rezoning of Mall parcels     
08/27/07
to gain zoning advantage and Condos on the beach
.

Riviera rejects
Developers Settlement Offer      06/19/07
They ask for 99 year lease; threat of litigation and costs.
 
 
Another citizen's Alternate Plan for the Ocean Mall [plan B]  
08/02/07

 A citizen's Alternate Plan for the Ocean Mall    07/19/07
Hopefully, this will encourage other ideas for the Ocean Mall

The Original Riviera Beach CRA plan for the Ocean Mall   08/02/07
 
 A citizens view of Mall developer - PB Post Letter to the Editor  
07/19/07
 
  PB Post Ocean Mall Editorial 
07/07/07
 
  Debate on mall site plan not over  
07/06/07
 

Staff generated
mall site plan without the Hotel
 
 
 Mall Meeting at The Hilton Hotel - Islanders decry hotel plan  
06/30/07
Mayor Thomas Masters proclaimed, 'The beach cannot be bought. 
The city cannot be bought.  I cannot be bought! '

     
Eichner sparks Contentious Mall issue at CRA Meeting 
06/28/07
 
Developer's latest Mall site plan - 6/22/07
Hotel footprint will cover ~ 44% of parking area.

 

Developer wants 99 year lease 06/22/07

 
Developer's Legal Notice in PB Post Tuesday June 19, 2007
 - build Condos on beach.
06/19/07


Treasure Coast Planning Report well received
10/27/07
The in-progress report of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
was complete with fly-over computer animations of the future Riviera Beach.
The audience approved and was enthusiastic about the plan.  More details to follow.


Charrette is Successful start to planning 
10/21/07  

Treasure Coast CRA Planning Schedule published
10/10/07

Citizens to plan Waterfront
Sun Sentinel  
10/209/07
 

On Friday 7 Sep,  the F.D.L.E. exonerated Mayor Thomas Masters
of any wrong doing related to his election.  The matter is closed.
The complaint was filed with The FDLE by Ex-Mayor Michael Brown.
CLICK TO READ The entire FDLE investigation file and his baseless allegations.

CLICK TO READ The Palm Beach Post story.  09/08/07

Riviera Sets Curfew - the story  10/04/07
 

 Developers fear citizens' voice on land-use  09/30/07
 

Feds Investigating Riviera Beach
and The Palm Beach Post Editorial  
08/28/07
Time to pay the Piper?
 
A Citizens Opinion on the need to look 
09/02/07
 
The Entire State Audit Committee Report

 

Dawn Pardo - Public Beach Coalition
Letter to the Editor, PB Post    
07/08/07
in response to Editorial
"Gang politics in Riviera? 06/26/07
 

 Mayor Masters Praised for leading Riviera in New Direction 
07/02/07
 

The New Council Continues to
Lead the City in a New Direction!    
06/21/07
Council to change the way the City is Governed They will get offices in City Hall
and take back the government from the entrenched Career Bureaucrats
who tend to serve themselves before the citizenry.
 

   RIVIERA BEACH, A CITY ON THE MOVE

US # 1 to be renovated/beautified. 
06/08/07
Relocation US #1, Inlet excavation and Aquarium - to be scrapped.

Marriott time share at Crowne Plaza - approved. 
06/06/07

City's Objection to TCEA change - withdrawn.

City to bear Legal costs of Public Beach Coalition. 
05/18/07
 

   The City Council has repealed Ordinance 3016,
which increased  the length of the Lease on the Ocean Mall to 99 years. 
It was this Ordinance that triggered the Petition/Amendment movement
and a voter backlash. 
05/17/07

   Last Legal Action between Public Beach Coalition
and the City of Riviera Beach
Settled 
05/17/07

  Riviera Settles Coalition SLAPP Suit  05/18/07

  
"It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sings"

    Islander Publication on Legal Issues
 

Redevelopment a passion of Riviera board, residents 05/14/07
Writer of Letter to the Editor cries 'foul'!!
Letter rewritten to fit Post's Agenda.  See Original. 
05/15/07
 

The Gloss is Off - Marina Grande  05/14/07
Consequence of Ill-Conceived Development..
  Comments on Amrit 
05/14/07
 

Riviera to Re-Evaluate CRA Master Plan  05/13/07
 
  Riviera Eminent Domain lawsuits to end  05/10/07

Repeal vote reflects will of electorate  05/03/07

   Riviera should Pay Coalition Legal  05/02/07
 

    Development @ Crab Pot &
      Rutledge sites Abandoned   
05/05/07
&
Catalfumo Progress   05/06/07

 
   Riviera Beach Embarks on New Course
Repeal of Ordinance 3016.
04/28/07  It extended the lease term
of the Ocean Mall to 99 years and triggered a citizen's revolt
which replaced the elected government and enacted the
Two Beach Amendments by Referendum.
City Withdraws Appeal
   04/25/07 of Judge Kelley's Order placing Amendments on Ballot.
 
New Mayor & Council Seated  04/05/07
&
  David vs. Goliath--Riviera Beach Style  04/06/07
&
Election Reflection - Hometown News 
04/05/07
&

New Era for Riviera Beach   04/01/07

 
ELECTION RESULTS: LANDSLIDE - CLEAN SWEEP!
[Final results]

LYNNE HUBBARD     62.93%
CEDRICK THOMAS   59.81%
SHELBY LOWE           60.64%
        
   Hometown News Reports
on Election, Rerun, Mall & Catlafumo
03/23/07
 
   EX-MAYOR Fails & Flails ......... 03/22/07
[ed. "an independent, remote observer posits '"What dire
consequence will befall him without the shield of the
City of Riviera Beach', taxpayer dollars and .......?"
PB Post's Observations
  Brown whines for the Sun-Sentinel
03/23/07
The Absentee Math
 
PB Post 'Sour Grapes' Editorial on Singer Island03/20/07
[ed. It is difficult to know whether the Editorial Board is
controlled by the Ex-Mayor or a Developer.....]
 
  Sun-Sentinel Editorial  03/19/07
Riviera Bastion of Democracy

Progress but how, and for whose gain? 03/18/07
Liz Wade "..the Brown ticket [ed. his puppets], he's going
to be running the city from behind the scenes if they win.
That might even be better for him."
The Story

 

The Election, Comments, Numbers, Precincts
HERE

 
  Florida [DCA] Affirms PB County Action  02/22/07
Limiting Traffic Load on N. Ocean Drive,
Amendment to TCEA Upheld
City of RB, "The Developers' Darling",  sure to Appeal......


PB CO's Amendment to RB's TCEA  01/10/07
What is it?  Why?  When?  Who?  The consequences...
An Insightful, Understandable & Comprehensive Explanation
!
Read It - from The Islander
 
   Riviera, A City Responsible Only To Itself...  02/02/07
Referendum Questions placed on Ballot 
02/11/07
only after RB Clerk, Carrie Ward threatened with
 Contempt of Court - City continues Appeal in the 4th DCA -
  Read Judge Kelley's Order to Compel & Referendum Wording
 - City fails to meet deadline, look at time line at end. 
02/11/07
Riviera Beach and it's Officials continue to show
Complete and Utter Contempt for the Electorate.......

 
Riviera's Kinsey - FIRED    02/21/07
Rift between Council and Mayor exposed
 
PB Post says Catalfumo Goes Too Far   2/11/07
 
Riviera Kneels Before Developer - Files Appeal  02/09/07
Another attempt to prevent citizen vote

Referendum - Court Rules...
   Order Issued - voters to Decide Mall  
02/06/07
     Read the Order  02/05/07
  Private eye's role in Riviera petition   02/02/07

  Read the PI's Affidavit and Motions
Legal - Read all the Original Filings     02/02/07
 


   A Grand Jury for Riviera Officials  02/06/07
        
Read the Entire Auditor General's Report     02/06/07
to The Audit Committee and Support Information
Read The Entire Audit Document       12/2006
 

    
Hometown News Reports on Audit 01/26/07
 
City Manager Rebuts Audit 
01/24/07
Excuses - Lamer than Lame, Fairy Tales
State Audit of Riviera Published  01/04/07
     
State to Launch Investigation  01/05/07
 
State to Set Date to Investigate Riviera Beach   01/09/07

Finds Ineptitude in Governing & Fiscal Management;
Misuse of Public Funds City Used as a Personal Piggy Bank
Responsibility Should be Assigned & the Guilty Punished....


The Entire Audit Document

 
 PB Post Editorial on the Referendum  Process  1/23/07
Public Beach Coalition and Riviera Beach in Court
City attempts to Disenfranchise Voters!!

Riviera Beach
again has difficulty Obeying the Law
The City's Actions violate the United States Voting Rights Act [Title 19],  The 1st Amendment of United States  Constitution and
The Statutes of the State of Florida.
Follow the Legal proceedings and read the Original Documents
 
PB Post Tumbles to the Obvious...  1/14/07
'..There is TROUBLE, right here in' Riviera Beach

Editorial on State Audit  01/14/07
"some city employees ought to be fired.
Some politicians ought to resign."

Editorial on Exploitation
BY CRAs   01/14/07
 
   PB CO's Amendment to RB's TCEA  01/10/07
What is it?  Why?  When?  Who?  The consequences...
An Insightful, Understandable & Comprehensive Explanation
!
Read It - from The Islander
 

 
Public Beach Coalition Files Suit  12/22/06
PB Post - Group suing Riviera on Ocean Mall project
 
 
Riviera rejects mall plan petitions
Riviera Spits in Face of Electorate
Dysfunctional Government Runs Amuck  12/21/06
Public Beach Coalition to file Court Case, The Case Law. 12/18/06
 
Riviera approves revamp of mall  
Decision a Slap in the Face for the Voters
Referendums Ignored         12/19/06
 
Public Beach Coalition
Clerk, CARRIE WARD/Riviera Beach Denies Petitions
Coalition Responds - Demand/Legal Notice
Applicable Case Law     
12/18/06
 
Yacht maker wants to review
records of Riviera officials

"Brown called the request an attempt to intimidate him,
Jackson and Duncombe."
  Does Smoke indicate fire?
Massive Freedom of Information request 12/15/06
 

The Islander Reports on Ocean Mall Petition Drive
and Referendum 
12/11/06

 
Lozman - The Gadfly - The History
The Palm Beach Post discovers Fane Lozman
The Story  12/11/06
 
Home Town News - Traffic issue settled 12/08/06
Mayor Brown - says ' "... a blatant example of racism." '
Commissioner Marcus - ' "That's always his [Brown] stance,
and it's ridiculous." '
 
Public Beach Coalition
Announces Success of Petition Drive

Read the Press Release
Read the Original Certifications by the Supervisor of Elections

 
Monday, November 27th
The
Palm Beach County Commission
PASSED the Amendment to
the  County Comprehensive Plan to

PROTECT SINGER ISLAND

The vote was 5 For and 2 Against.  In the affirmative were
Aaronson, Koons, Marcus, Newell and Santamaria. 
Opposed were Greene and McCarty.


The meeting was well attended with multiple speakers
for the Amendment, including State Senator Jeff Atwater.
Read his letter and questionnaire.  You can print page two [2]
and submit the survey, if you desire.


PB Post's take on what happened 
11/28/06

Palm Beach Post Article - background on the Amendment to the
County Comprehensive Plan with regard to Riviera Beach. 
3/20/06
 
Hometown News
Reports on Eminent Domain Vote and
Riviera Mall Referendum 
11/24/06
 

Riviera Fails to Say It Will Obey Law -
Riviera is Becoming National Paradigm of Dysfunctional Government
PB Post Story 
11/17/06
Sun-Sentinel Story  11/17/06

 

 Election News - St. Pete Beach Officials
 Stunned by vo
te 11/10/06
After Court Fight & Referendum, people seize control of development on Barrier Island.  A Preview of the Future for Riviera Beach and Singer Island . . .
The Stories
 

Election News - Stuart Referendum:
Long leases of public land on water
need voters' OK 
11/08/06
The voters response to Catalfumo's offer of 99 year lease

 

Riviera group submits Ocean Mall petition
The PB Post story  11/04/06


Developer's Challenge to Citizens
Right to Vote by Intimidation?? 
11/01/06
YOU DECIDE: The Story and the players.....

 

Riviera Gains Further Notoriety........
Amendment will protect property rights  10/17/06

'it's not the job of Riviera Beach to plunder the few to benefit the many'
Riviera's Actions cry out for Passage of Amendment 10/20/06
 
Riviera Continues to Defend Eminent Domain
Council fails to disavow use of Eminent Domain
and Defies Florida Law
The Resolution
, PB Post story & Sun Sentinel story  10/18/06
 
Ocean Mall Deal emerges
from Backroom Tonight
      10/11/06
Further Explanations & Protest
10/17/06
 

These letters give a remarkable and sobering insight into the thinking of our elected officials They hold the electorate and each other in low esteem.  There is a perverse under current in City Hall.  Read and form you own opinion.......

Ann Iles and Bernard Kinsey

exchange letters, charges and vitreol
Kinsey to Vanessa Lee - about Iles
'her conduct was unladylike unprofessional, abrasive and reprehensible.'  '.... caused me to consider obtaining a Court Restraining Order to protect myself.....'
Iles to Kinsey - In Response   He says,
' "white boys" have been ripping us off for years'.  She says, 'your trying to extort money from PSA.'  10/10/06
 

Effort Launched to Put
Ocean Mall Lease on  Ballot  
10/6/06
 

Graphic of Ocean Mall Hotel
View - can receive a printable version  10/5/06
 

Riviera Votes to Change Charter
Approves 99 Year Lease
Action is Challenged     
10/5/06

 

Miami Herald -
Riviera maintains Poster Child Status

 for Eminent Domain Abuse   10/02/06
 

North County Gazette, Upstate NY  9/29/06
reports on Riviera Beach, a wider recognition.....
 

Ocean Mall lease extension approved
Hometown News 
9/29/06
 

Riviera CRA: PSA issues highly critical report
on Kinsey & Ocean Mall Deal Terms.....
The Details 
9/26/06
 

Riviera Faces Yet Another Eminent Domain
Suit #3 
9/26/06
Mayor Scoffs, says 'suit is just another attempt to keep his poverty-racked city from prospering'.  Out of touch?  9/27/06
 

Riviera Raises Taxes and
Increases Council's Pay 
9/22/06

 

The Eminent Domain Case Against
Riviera Beach 
9/19/06

The legal wrangling, the personalities, the arrogant, the
 self righteous and the falsely righteous....
Fascinating and informative reading!
 

Riviera to Sell Municipal Beach  9/18/06
 on 99 Year Lease for Private Condos and Hotel
Read Future Plan for Beach
 

St. Petersburg, FL, "Hometown Democracy"
Transfer Power from City Hall into the Hands of the Voters
'Citizens 4, St. Pete Beach 0: So, can the people vote now?' 
8/22/06
Hometown Democracy link - Constitutional Amendment 2008
 

Riviera Council at Work
Raise Your Taxes 21.5%;
Raise Their Pay 90%
 
9/7/06
and then
Budget $625,000 for Jazz Fest
!!  9/8/06
 


Sinking Feeling for Riviera's Waterfront 9/11/06
City's Extortion Demands Drives-off Developers
The Demands at issue.."COMMUNITY BENEFITS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM" 
 

Further Details & Report on the
Ocean Mall Plan
and Graphics
Read the Development Agreement  9-1-06

 

Catalfumo Buys Out Lease on Ocean Mall 8/27/06
 

Riviera, Rybovich & Kinsey  8/26/06
An Alternate View

 

Riviera/CRA Approve Ocean Mall & 8/24/06
Keep Johnson at CRA for 1 month -
Lee's Vote

 


Rybovich Pulls Out At Eleventh Hour   8/18/06
 
The Story
  "COMMUNITY BENEFITS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM" 
The Details
 

"Who Crowned Michael Brown?"
NEW TIMES - Broward Palm Beach impugns Mayor
by his own words.......  Profiting from his Office.......
  Land Deals in the Bahamas........

The Story the PB Post won't Write.....
  MORE, READ THE STORY

 

Singer Island Resident's Letter to the Editor
succinctly summarizes SI Status
 
Click to Read
 

PB Post Editorial on Singer Island:
Accurately states problem, illogically becomes apologist for the City

Do You Agree?
 

Responsible development on Singer Island:
CRG4RB Acknowledged Leader

  Read the Story
 

Response to County's Vote........
Riviera Mayor says:  'The whole country is watching'.

[Ed.] What does the country see?  An Irrational, Paranoid Reaction, Incompetence and a Simple Inability to Lead.
What do you think?  Read The Story
  7/20/06
 
Frustration Grows 7/21/06
Wise Council from the PB Post   7/23/06
 

On Wed July 19th, the Palm Beach Board of County
Commissioners
voted in favor of implementing
the Amendment to the County Comprehensive Plan
regarding the Riviera Beach TCEA.  This is a positive step toward controlling traffic on N. Ocean Drive on Singer Island.

 
Please Click to Read the details

Stay tuned for the rest of the story ..............
 We will keep you up dated!


 

Catalfumo's Joey Eichner...
Developer Protests Development...

Is it 'The shoe is on the other foot' or 'Not in my backyard??

The Story
Published Commentary on the Story

 
An Important Position Paper on Singer Island
Development From Two Organizations that now
represent all Condos and Riviera
residents of Singer Island:

Community Officers Association of Singer Island (C.O.A.S.I.) now
includes the Palm Beach Isles Association, Yacht Harbor Estates Association
and Yacht Harbor Manor Association. Further, it has joined with Citizens for
Responsible Growth for Riviera Beach
to speak for the property owners
of Singer Island.

READ THE POSITION PAPER:
 
Riviera Beach 'The whole country is watching'
What it sees is racial derision, incompetence and
a simple inability to govern mixed with nepotism.

See the front page story
Continued
Taxes, Quotes and info

The players...
 
PB County Land Use Advisory Board
votes to control traffic on Singer Island

Read the story
 

Riviera Beach gaining International Infamy
for inept and incompetent  governance....

   Read what is being said
 

CRA borrows to pay consultant,
lays off 9.8 Million debt onto City

The Story

 

And Yet Another Suit against Riviera Beach
for Illegal Council Actions

      Read the Press Release

 

Another Suit against Riviera Beach for
Illegal Council Actions

Read the Press Release
 

Riviera Busts CRA Budget  -  is the scheme unraveling?
       Read the Story
 

Ocean Mall Editorial PB Post 6/4/06
Read the Story
 

Riviera Beach master developer pulls offers to buy private land
       Read the Story

 

Gov Bush fires salvo in state battle with Riviera
Read the Story
 

City/CRA/Viking Threaten property owners
with Eminent Domain to low-ball property prices

         Read the Story
 

Jazz Fest a BUST
Taxpayers to take a $600,000.00 hit!

Read the Story
 

Riviera Beach trys to circumvent
Florida law
Thurs 5/11
Read the Story



Jeb Bush - "city's actions are reprehensible"
Fri 5/12

Read the Story

 

Eminent Domain Property Rights
APPROVED!!!
Read the Story

 

Eminent Domain: To Whose Greater Good?  Motive?
What the Mayor Says.......
  Read the Story
 

CRA Signs-off on HIGH DENSITY
for Ocean Mall & See the Graphics

Read the Story

 
Results of
The Palm Beach County Commission
meeting to Amend the County
Comprehensive Plan to

PROTECT SINGER ISLAND
It was held as scheduled. Karen Marcus moved to postpone action
on the Amendment to the Riviera Beach TCEA. The provisos were
that the Amendment be put in Transmittal to the Land Use Advisory
Board for August and to the Board of County Commissioners for
December. This assures prompt action on the issue.

Until the above actions occur, all Traffic Applications for
development/redevelopment on Singer Island outside of
the TCEA are to be submitted to George Webb, County
Engineer, for analysis and transmittal to the Board of
County Commissioners before approval.


The postponement is good thing which in the end
will improve the position of Singer Island. It should
not be looked upon as a defeat. We all want to work
with and help the city.

THANK YOU TO ALL who supported the issue and
to those who turned out to the meeting. The County
Commissioners who supported Karen Marcus' motion deserve a vote of
thanks. Their support allows an opportunity to modify the Amendment,
clarify the language, make it more comprehensive and inclusive.


Click to send an E-Mail to the County Commissioners.
 

 

  Palm Beach County/Karen Marcus move to
Protect Singer Island

 

South Florida Sun-Sentinel says
 Riviera Beach is national focus on seizure of homes.

(What the PB Post doesn't report.....)

Read The Story!


ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

comments on Rivera Beach (be sure to look at the "Gallery")
"What's a proper price for progress?"


Three U-Tube Slide Shows of Rybovich
Operation in West Palm Beach

Excellent - Recommended!!
The View ... 
6/15/10

 

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