(Originally published 6/8/11)
As promised, this blog is all about the second complaint filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics by North Miami Beach ex-mayor Myron Rosner filed against his predecessor, former Mayor Ray Marin. In this complaint, Myron claims that “business owner Lorenzo Brothers [requested] to allow for the sale of Beer and Wine outside of an approved City Ordinance,” and that Ray “unilaterally authorized” this request. As proof of such “crime,” Myron provided a fax sent from David Laurenzo of Laurenzo Brothers, Inc. to former Mayor Marin, requesting an extension of the hours to sell beer and wine “during our holiday business hours from store openings til closings…approx 8 AM or 9 AM opening til early closings of 2 PM-3 PM or 6 PM.” Mr. Laurenzo goes on to list the specific Sundays/holidays during which he would like to sell beer and wine before 1:00 p.m. According to the photocopy of said fax, it appears that someone hand wrote, “OK RM” at the bottom.
As further proof of Mayor Marin’s “crime,” Myron provided to the Commission a copy of the City’s Ordinance No. 2001-12, which deals with extending Sunday hours of the sale of alcoholic beverages by package stores from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m., and adult entertainment establishments from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
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