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Madeira Beach recall battle continues as commissioners respond

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent (Link to article) MADEIRA BEACH — Residents’ effort to recall two sitting commissioners entered a new phase this week as written defenses were delivered to the recall committee. The defenses from Commissioners John Douthirt and Nancy Oakley, who were elected by strong antidevelopment majorities in March, will be included in the next recall petition,

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Are you disappointed in our “new” commissioners? We are. Join our team, one that works together and looks after our City. Our new commissioners have violated our charter multiple times, violated the Sunshine laws, are incompetent and have questionable ethics. We need Commissioners that will provide us with: responsible spending ( no just slashing budgets for no good reason) true

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Death threats take Madeira Beach strife to new level

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent (original article – click here) MADEIRA BEACH — Politics here took a nasty turn last week when someone called City Manager Shane Crawford nine times, threatening to kill him, his wife and her children. Crawford reported the threats to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the anonymous caller who also threatened to

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Workshop RECAP 5/23

Another “Beautiful day in Madeira Beach” ….. NOT. We sat through another 3 hour mess.  We started out the meeting with attorney Trask asking to table the discussion on Mr. Crawford’s suspension.  Why? DEATH THREATS. (see the times article on this – click here)  It is sad that political differences can spur on violence. Onto the rest of the meeting…. We

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Nerves remain frayed in Madeira Beach

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent (article link) MADEIRA BEACH — This week’s commission standing-room-only meeting started at an emotional boil, as though last week’s special meeting when City Manager Shane Crawford was suspended and City Clerk Cheryl Crawford was fired had never ended. After three hours, the meeting ended more calmly with more than two-thirds of its audience gone

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