Surfside, Florida 2006-2015 Residents claim it's the Most Corrupt Community in the United States of America

Pay Attention To The Facts....Arsenic And Beach Sand in Surfside

All other local governments are lowering the tax burdens on their residents. Not Surfside.  TOS is jacking up taxes and fees and water rates and lowering nothing but the boom on its residents and taxpayers.  The cost of a corrupt local government is very high, the need for more and more money to pass onto greedy waiting hands is always spiraling upward.

Town officials now work to undermine the residents' quality of life once again this time by selling out the public beach for the use of developers so they can put concessions and beach chairs and businesses all over the public beach and dominate its use. 

COMMENT: "Good job holding elected officials accountable. I had no idea Surfside was so corrupt! I also didn't know that Benedict P. Kuehne is the "Special Council" to your town. Thanks for quoting me on your home page. However, Stephanie Kienzle....I'd appreciate if you credit me with the quote, and refer your readers to my posts on Ben Kuehne. He's in bed (figuratively, of course) with the uber corrupt Katherine Fernandez Rundle and the county Mayor Gimenez. These two need to be voted out or there will be no end to fraud and corruption in Miami-Dade. Thanks again for all you do."

How the massive corruption which started years earlier got it's momentum:.... TheInvestigativeFund.Org
"Everything changed in 1997, when real estate developers and other business groups succeeded in passing a referendum to incorporate Sunny Isles as a town. From that point on, building, planning and zoning decisions were stripped from the Miami-Dade County Commission and put in the hands of the industry-dominated Sunny Isles City Commission, whose current members consist of a real estate executive, a property lawyer and a former advertising executive. What happened next was the most spectacular neighborhood transformation seen in Miami since cocaine money rebuilt the city’s downtown area beginning in the late 1970s.

The first mayor was David Samson, a parking garage magnate from Chicago who retired to Sunny Isles and helped "remake a sleepy area of low-rise motels built along Collins Avenue in the 1950s into a sparking city of condominium towers," according to his 2003 obituary. Norman Edelcup, a former banker and real estate executive, succeeded Samson upon the latter's death, and the city has been a property developer's wet dream ever since." See: Attorney Lynn Danheisser

Last honest Surfside administrations occured with
Honorable Mayors Paul Novack (1992-2004) and Honorable Tim Will Mayor 2004 - 2006.

"The surprising news from Donald's Trump campaign was not that a Florida-based spokesman had resigned or "was fired," the first sign of a campaign in turmoil. The surprise was that Roger Stone, who now lives in Fort Lauderdale, was ever a top campaign strategist for Trump.." Donald Trump and Roger Stone

"For if you think Donald Trump has been rude, crude and insulting toward women, consider Roger Stone, a notorious dirty trickster who publicly calls women the C-word." Roger J Stone is listed as a President, Director with The Stone Car Collection Inc. in Florida. The address on file for this person is 1356 Biscaya Dr, Surfside, FL

Surfside got hijacked by

 The Corrupt Administration of Charles W. Burkett IV in 2006

Mark Blumstein was a crony of hypocrisy chief, Charles Burkett. Who is Charles Burkett?

The organized plan to take over of the Town of Surfside originated earlier but actually took place under the Burkett regime, of Blumstein, Howard S. Weinberg ...Weinberg's connection to Pornography: Sobonito, Coto, Levine with more help from new residents moving into town. Stay tuned in for more information, on Daniel Dietch and Michael Karuken,....Eli Tourgeman, And you are probably wondering how it all happened. Wonder no more!.....Barry Cohen, Marta Olchek aka Marta Kozolchyk Olchyk. It's all here for you to read:  Follow the imaginary yellow brick road in Surfside and you will know what we are blogging about.          

 Obvious to morally inclined people:  conflicts of interest?

Deceptive, manipulative abuse of the "consent agenda" scam can preclude the public from knowing what is going on. For example, deviations of town spending from the town budget in this agenda, gets glossed over with no public explanation. To understand how these "consent agendas" are used, read Alex Daoud's book Sins of South Beach.

It is interesting to note that the good Mayor Daniel Dietch, recently completed a massive solar panel project on his home - and one of the ordinances push through was most likely pertaining to him... But now we imagine of course it would apply to all applicants for solar panels?

And they still haven't dealt with short-term rentals which for all intents and purposes are illegal.

Sure Dietch, change laws to facilitate what you want to put on your house. Now that you've changed the law, have you also gotten a freebie or huge discount to put that stuff up there and publicize how 'green' you are? Green indeed. Did the developers pay for those solar panels? Where is the paper trail?

And while we are talking about developers paying for something in return, let's not overlook former Mayor Howard S. Weinberg's underhanded dealings.
So does the Bal Harbour Mayor, all members of the Village Council, the Village Attorney and his firm, the Village Manager, the Village Auditors, and the officers of the Bank, all take a walk and claim they know nothing? What a ridiciulous, outradeous Sgt. Shultz routine that is! They dealt with money launderers the same as they deal with developers .... its all about rolling in cash and spewing profits to the side to enrich certain people. Bal Harbour and Surfside have one thing in common:
The Untold Story
Officials who have no clue about ethics or public service.

  Money Laundering Machine
Not even our attorney did anything to stop it,” said Lynne Bloch-Mullen. “
This time, the people will not stand by you.”

How did it happen you ask?  It's because they have the same spokespeople.

Morons.No setbacks, zero.No compliance with public interest zoning limitiations. Total control of Surfside town attorney, town manager, town mayor, town commission, and town building deparment.Disgraceful results. Huge profit to the developer with ties to zoning lawyers and policitians who walk away "enriched".

Taken from "clean up city of St. Augustine, Fl blog
We neither confirm nor deny the following connections to Akerman Senterfitt Clients listed in that blog. Ole-Boy Network Akerman-Senterfitt....Google connections to Chabad

1, Developers-Sylvia Coltrane, Grand Beach Hotel Surfside and City of Miami, Fl
2.CB richard ellis , Lareine Steinfeld, Martin Wiescholeck and Jay Senter. Who is Martin Wiescholeck?  And, who is Jay Senter; Where did he come from?

MJI has been under scrutiny since a Forward article in the fall of 2012 revealed that during the past decade the college, run by a rabbi affiliated with the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Judaism, had increased its student body dramatically.

Former Honorable Mayors Paul Novack and Tim Will kept the developers at bay until 2006. Martin Wiescholek was the first agitator to disrupt Surfside, starting in 2001. He failed in his attempt to take over the Town. Jay Senter arrived and took over where Wiescholek and his wife Marion Ott left it, and he also failed to get what they all wanted.

3.Gibraltor Private Bank and Trust Company, Michael Szafranski
4.Teva pharmaceuticals-Lobbyist Ron Book, Michael Karukin...Who is Ron Book?
5.City of Gainsville where former Manager W.D. Higginbotham was employed as Manager
6.HSBC-Eli Tourgeman-... Daniel Dietch and Michael Karukin... 

It was always rumored that in exchange for his pushing of 5 variances for the Shul in about 1990 that Tourgeman was given a seat up front in the Shul that would normally require a $25,000 donation. We acknowledge "The SHUL" has many prominent members....doctors, lawyers and we allege they will be indebted to Eli Tourgeman.    Just like Charlie Burkett's electrician who checked the Community Center pool and "discovered" a faulty underwater light causing the pool to be shut, destroyed and rebuilt.

7. Michael Szafranski and Scott Rothstein Ponzi Scheme...Who is Michael Szasfranski?

Blumstein orchestrated and implimented a ridiculous and corrupt looking contract for a town attorney, and 'awarded' it to his pal Lynn Danheisser. {Contract Charade}.

We sure pulled one over on Surfside suckers

She in turn proceeded to sell out all of Surfside's zoning code to her clients and fellow developer lawyers who acually wrote the new town codes and she signed it.

It's interesting to note that Bay Harbor Islands, Bal Harbour and Surfside, Floria converge at "The Shul". One might say all roads to and from the area are controlled by the members of The Shul. We say, check the history.

Is the Chabad movement that most if not all the players in this scheme are associated with?

We are attempting to show that every single member of the Surfside, administration with the exception of former Commissioner Joseph Gaubart

Is connected to the "Shul" in one way or another
“We are children of the rebbe, soldiers of the army of the rebbe; we are not politicians,”
Attributed to former Commissioner Sheldon Lisbon
One does not have to actually be a card carrying member of "The Shul" to benefit. Ask Eli Tourgeman what his reward was for allowing it to be built in the first place. It's all here on the blog.

Bernard Madoff and Scott Rothstein were both Chabad members tied to "The Shul" in Surfside, Fl.

Blumstein endorsed the whole sellout and pretended to be proud of what he did, which essentially was to sell out his constituents, the residents and taxpayers of Surfside.

Blumstein was one of the chief architects of the Community Center project fiasco; the destruction of the historic building, and the wasting of ten million dollars of taxpayers' money for chosen planners and builders, etc.

Now in 2015 ol' Mark Blumstein has proclaimed that it is time for him to become a Judge. He has applied for appointment by Rick Scott to the bench in Miami-Dade.  Hmmm ... worth a look back to these prior pages about the guy who wants to be a judge and the gal who he got a sweet crazy town attorney deal for.

And yes, the same bunch of professional agitators along with zoning-breakers who have been engineering the shafting of Surfside residents / taxpayers allegedly have backgrounds that should have alarmed town officials instead of ingratiating them to become partners in schemes with them.

Are these the same guys who injected themselves into Surfside? And just what was their involvement in writing and getting the RLUIPA law passed by the Clinton Administration"

Currently being litigated is the conflict RLUIPA presents to municipalities' zoning and regulating rights.Through RLUIPA, Congress has expanded religious accommodations to a point where it appears to restrict municipalities' zoning power. Arguably, RLUIPA gives religious landowners a special right to challenge land use laws which their secular neighbors do not have. But those defending RLUIPA would say this preference toward religion is in the First Amendment's religion clauses, so the law is just administering the Constitution itself. Even if a zoning law is void of discrimination, the court reviewing a challenge will apply strict scrutiny to the city's regulation. Source: Wikipedia

David Jaroslawicz 9116 Byron Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154-3137
Isaac Jaroslawicz 9116 Byron Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154-3137
Isaac Jaroslawicz...Since birds of a feather fly together we can only wonder how many other's in the take over scheme were / are involved.      More....Brings back memories of Sobonito