Bradenton Beach commissioners met Jan. 10 in a shade meeting to discuss strategies for a lawsuit initiated in August by former Mayor Jack Clarke and joined by the city, against several now-former board members who allegedly violated Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws.
Due to attorney-client privilege, the majority of the three-hour meeting was closed to the public, including the paralegal for the case, Michael Barfield. A court reporter was present.
The meeting concluded with a unanimous vote for attorney Robert Watrous to continue working on the suit, as directed.
As of Jan. 10, the city had spent $42,322 on the lawsuit.
— ChrisAnn Silver Esformes