Kimberly Porter

3-2 vote approves ‘Acting’ Attorney Pepe

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By Kimberly Porter…. Attorney Thomas Pepe was approved as acting City Attorney at the March 1 City Commission meeting, and later awarded a $200,000, contract despite absence of a bidding process and questions by two dissenting Commission members about his lack of municipal experience. Deputy City Attorney Mark Goldstein, voted ...

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Datran Center Mardi Gras time for fun and business

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By Kimberly Porter…. A colorful Mar. 8 Mardi Gras celebration at Datran Center spotlighted how local businesses are encouraged to weather down economic cycles. The event also served to focus attention on efforts of the newly formed Dadeland Business Association (DBA) to improve one of Miami-Dade’s prime shopping and commercial ...

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McCain meeting ban dropped by Stoddard

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By Kimberly Porter…. Mayor Philip Stoddard has apologized to Sharon McCain for an attempt to ban her from city meetings, after receiving legal advice that such decisions were limited to assemblies at which he was the presiding officer. A letter from Stoddard delivered by police to McCain would have banned ...

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Mayor bars Sharon McCain from meetings at City Hall

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By Kimberly Porter…. By a formal letter, Mayor Philip Stoddard has barred Ms. Sharon McCain from attending City Commission and other advertised city meetings, as well as her presence on City Hall grounds during their conduct. Citing authority as presiding officer of the City Commission, under the Code of Ordinances, ...

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