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HomeMy Public PortalAboutPRR 16-2119From: Chris O'Hare [mailto:chrisoharegulfstream@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 1:19 PM To: scottmorgan75@gmail.com; Scott Morgan <SMorgan@gulf-stream.org> Subject: Public Record Request and question and information Mr. Mayor, Please provide any public record of your communications with anyone related in any way to Mr. Randolph's hearings before the Commission on Ethics. I make this request under the same terms, conditions, notices and admonitions as my most recent previous request to the Town's Custodian of Records. If you need any clarification or additional information please contact me or Rita or both. Question: Given the recent incendiary comments from Commissioner Ganger and from attorneys O'Connor, Randolph, Sweetapple, and Morgan during Town meetings, is the Town's Decorum Policy no longer enforced? I ask in order to avoid any possible criminal consequences that may result from any form of speech usually permitted in other government venues but previously actionable and apparently no longer enforced in the Town of Gulf Stream. I also wanted to bring to your attention my recent posts on the Coastal Star newspaper web site. I don't know if you read that particular paper or visit its web site so I have copied it below for your edification. Kind regards, Chris O'Hare From: htto://thecoastaistar.ning.com/profiles/blogs/gulf-stream-two-litigious-residents-fail-to- aeree-on-settlement-t Comment by Christopher O'Hare 14 hours ago I had a very painful and expensive two days at Bethesda Hospital. Who knew Attorney Randolph was also a doctor capable of making such a quick diagnosis of my condition. I could have saved thousands of dollars if only he had shared his medical opinion with me before I was wheeled out. Randolph is right about a ruse taking place but the only ruse is the town's attorney's and the litigious Mayor hoodwinking the torpid commission into bilking taxpayers to wage a very expensive legal battle that will ultimately result in the Town loosing. Mr. Sweetapple appeared so much more honest to me when he was my attorney. Now that Morgan hired him to fight me rather than fight for me I can't believe anything he says. Sweetapple doesn't need to worry about defamation cases, his buddy Morgan made sure the town is picking up that entire tab. To the average reader this must all seem childish and wasteful of town resources. How could simple indiscretions and small time disputes turn into million dollar battles? The "litigious Town" is committed to do whatever it can to either win or outspend its 'litigious residents. " This "litigious resident" has always been interested in a fair and equitable settlement but is now also hardened by 4 years of harassment and retaliation for his speaking out. One thing is for certain, town taxpayers are the big losers and the town's image is now cast as spoiled brats whose largest single budget item is fighting their residents. Here is an idea. When the 4th District Court of Appeal finally throws out the Town's malicious and frivolous RICO case. Why don't our cityfathers make an insurance claim against all the town attorneys who falsely assured our schlemiel commissioners that they could count on an easy win and piles of money flowing back to the Town once the "evil" record requesters were summarily removed to the nether regions and away from decent folk. By the way Mayor Morgan, why limit public speech to 3 minutes. Why not make town residents write theirpublic comments on small index cards and deposit them in the "circular file. "No need to upset the delicate sensibilities of our sensitive town leaders with any indecorous comments from the unseemly recalcitrants. Anyone who has attended a Town meeting lately knows the only speaker allowed unlimited time to pontificate is the Mayor and the occasional sycophant who is unwilling to admit the emperor has no clothes. Here is another one from: ho://thecoastalstar.ning.com/profilesfbIogs/gulf-stream- compromise-wins-support-for-gulf-stream-inspired-reco Comment by Christopher O'Hare 21 hours ago News agencies (except the Coastal Star) have condemned this bill. Barbara Petersen is against it. Commissioner Ganger lied before the committee and he is lying in this article. No court ever ordered the Town to pay any attorney's fees in a public record complaint. EVER. Instead the Town spends millions on attorneys because they won't admit they "technically didn't comply" as Mr. Ganger puts it. Too bad the entire state is geetting a little less "Sunshine" because of Gttlf Stream's propaganda. Next time you are going to mention me in an article, why don't you ask me for my side of the story? TOWN OF GULF STREAM PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA Delivered via e-mail March 4, 2016 Chris O'Hare [mail to: chrisoharegulfstream@gmail.com] Re: GS # 2119 (Public Record Request and question and information) Please provide any public record of your communications with anyone related in any way to Mr. Randolph's hearings before the Commission on Ethics. I make this request under the same terms, conditions, notices and admonitions as my most recent previous request to the Town's Custodian of Records. If you need any clarification or additional information please contact me or Rita or both. Dear Chris O'Hare [mail to: chrisoharegulfstream(a´┐Żemail.coml, The Town of Gulf Stream has received your original record requests dated March 4, 2016. Your original public records request can be found at the following link htto://www2.aulf- stream.or¢/weblink/0/doc/81820/Pasel.asox. Please refer to the referenced number above with any future correspondence. There are no responsive records for this request. We consider this matter closed. Sincerely, Town Clerk, Custodian of the Records From: Chris O'Hare [mailto:chrisoharegulfstream@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, March 4, 2016 6:35 PM To: scottmorgan75@gmail.com; Scott Morgan <SMorgan@gulf-stream.org>; Bill Thrasher <bthrashe r@gu If-strea m.o rg> Subject: Follow up Re: Public Record Request and question and information Mr. Morgan, I am in receipt of an email sent by Mr. Thrasher and signed by Ms. Taylor that was apparently made on your behalf in response to my recent record request I made to you earlier today (see below). That email is attached for your reference. I am writing to ask you if you agree with Ms. Taylor that, "There are no responsive records for this request. " And to also ask if you have made a good faith effort to find any and all responsive records and to your knowledge whether or not you are certain you don't know of any responsive records. I think there must be some and I am making this follow up request as a courtesy to you to give you another opportunity to produce any responsive records. I also would appreciate a response regarding my inquiry into the Town's apparent suspension of Decorum Policy enforcement. May I hear from you soon. Chris O'Hare From: Scott Morgan Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:32 PM To: ANDERSON-CORDOVA.ROBERTO(la leg.state.fl.us Subject: Town of Gulf Stream Hello Mr. Anderson, Regarding your recent question: Would you agree, that John Randolph makes the first decision as to whether the legal work of the Town of Gulf Stream will be handled by his law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnston and Stubbs or if it needs to be handled by a different lawyer and/or law firm? The above summary of the handling of the Town's legal work is not accurate. The decision as tc what law firm will handle a particular legal matter (other than lawsuits covered by our liability insurance carrier) is made by the Town Manager individually, or in his discretion, by a majority decision of the Town Commission. The Town of Gulf Stream often consults with Mr. Randolph regarding legal matters because of his expertise in municipal law and his experience with the Town; however, as I made clear in my recorded statement, Attorney Randolph does not decide whether his law firm will handle a particular item of legal work for the Town of Gulf Stream. That decision rests solely with the Town Manager or Town Commission. Please feel free to call me if you would like to discuss this matter further. Regards, Scott W. Morgan Mayor, Town of Gulf Stream AMENDED TOWN OF GULF STREAM PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA Delivered via e-mail March 8, 2016 Chris O'Hare [mail to: chrisoharegulfstream@gmail.com] Re: GS # 2119 (Public Record Request and question and information) Please provide any public record of your communications with anyone related in any way to Mr. Randolph's hearings before the Commission on Ethics. I make this request tinder the same terms, conditions, notices and admonitions as my most recent previous request to the Town's Custodian of Records. If you need any clarification or additional information please contact me or Rita or both. Dear Chris O'Hare [mail to: chrisohareeulfstreamAemail.coml, The Town of Gulf Stream has received your original record request dated March 4, 2016. Your original public records request can be found at the following link: http://www2.aulf- stream.ors/weblink/o/doc/81820/Pagel.asi3x. Please refer to the referenced number above with any future correspondence. The responsive records for your request can be found at the same above link We consider this closed. Respectfully, Town Clerk, Custodian of the Records