City Attorney JAMES PATRICK WILSON a/k/a "MINIMUM JIM," allegedly said it's ok for O'BRIEN to vote on his OWN censure -- see e-mail from estimable St. Augustine Beach City "Manager" BRUCE MAX ROYLE, below.
See the unilateral, unsupported ukase from unethical City Manager Max Royle -- unadorned by any legal analysis or citation -- and my response, quoting Ango-American law dating back to the 1700s.
Will controversial St. Augustine Beach City Commissioner RICHARD BURTT O'BRIEN vote on his own censure tonight, March 5, 2018? Will the City Attorney give proper legal advice?
If he doesn't, and if Commissioners and O'BRIEN's colleagues don't speak out, we know they're even more corrupt than anyone ever thought.
O"BRIEN in 2017 did not want to step down from the dais when he was appealing from the PZB's denial of approval for his two McMansions. He reconsidered. He did step down. Do the right thing.
What do y'all reckon?
From: Ed Slavin
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Sent: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 10:24 am
Subject: Request No. 2018-34: Mandatory recusal of St. Augustine Beach Commissioner RICHARD BURTT O'BRIEN on Censure Resolution Vote March 5, 2018
1. Please send me your legal research under F.S. 112 and Robert's Rules of Order, including any memos or requests for legal opinions re: the mandatory recusal of RICHARD BURTT O'BRIEN from voting on his own recusal.
"A quorum must be present and it takes a majority to adopt and a vote by ballot is advisable. A member may debate his censure but he cannot vote. The same rules apply to presiding officers and other officers being censured.