The City of Venice loses a verdict to Neal Communities, after spending a ton of money filing a mitigation suit

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The City of Venice loses a verdict to Neal Communities, after spending a ton of money filing a mitigation suit

By Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop

The City of Venice received some bad news, after finding out that they are on the losing side of their mitigation fee lawsuit.  Venice was trying to enforce payment of mitigation fees and Neal challenged the city on this position.

The Circuit Judge agreed with Neal Communities, which basically stated that the fees were invalidated back in 2013, with the U.S. Supreme Court in Koontz vs. St. Johns River Water Management District ruling.

According to the Herald, Boone did not place the blame on the City, rather he placed the blame on the doorstep of cities current attorney’s (current and retired) and former City Council Member Deborah Anderson.

In the end, the residents end up on the losing end, after spending several hundreds of thousands of dollars.

You can read the Herald’s detailed report by Earle Kimel by clicking –à>>> here.

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