AMIVPA – Anna Maria City mediation and injunction news
On July 22, 2015, an informal mediation was held between the parties. In advance of the meeting, the parties agreed to maintain the communications at the informal mediation as confidential to encourage an open and honest discussion.
Last week, the City filed a motion to disqualify the honorable Judge Lakin from the case. Judge Lakin accepted their motion and Judge Smith was assigned.
The ruling for the injunction continues to stand. Currently, the City has a shade meeting scheduled on August 13th to discuss litigation strategy and will discuss the proposed revisions to the vacation rental ordinance at its regular meeting that same day. The proposed revised ordinance is anticipated to go before Planning and Zoning on August 18th, for a first reading before the City Commission on August 27th, and for the second/final reading and adoption by the Commission on September 2nd. (This has been updated from September 10th on 8-26-2015)