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Travis Palladeno to run for re-election in Madeira Beach

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Travis Palladeno is running for his third term as mayor of Madeira Beach. Like many incumbents who seek re-election, Palladeno said he wants to complete unfinished business. But he also intends to work on countywide issues that have a significant impact on this beach community. One of those, he said, is the November vote to renew the Penny for Pinellas. If the Penny passes, he said, it could mean an estimated $45 million to beach communities for beautification. Madeira Beach…

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Madeira Beach to use city money for attorney fees in ethics complaints

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For the past few months, the Madeira Beach government has been bombarded with lawsuits and ethics complaints arising out of a controversy surrounding two proposed developments. Now, the Madeira Beach commission has voted to cover officials’ attorneys’ fees and costs they may incur because of seven complaints filed with the state Ethics Commission. The vote came during a commission meeting Tuesday in response to advice from city attorney Tom Trask. “Up to seven complaints, filed by various citizens, have been…

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Development opponents ask judge to overturn Madeira Beach zoning decisions

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Opponents of two proposed developments on Madeira Beach filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to declare invalid commission votes to rezone the property. The lawsuit is the fourth filed in the ongoing battle between the city and opponents of the developments. Ethics complaints have also been lodged with the state and with professional organizations over allegations of improper conduct by city officials. This latest lawsuit centers on an effort by members of Madeira Beach United to stop the developments.…

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