City o.lMiami et
On July 15, 2014, Plaintiff Charles
Corda filed a petition for declaratory and injunctive relief (the Complaint ) against the City and Penelope Townsley, the Miami-Dade County Supervisor
Elections, seeking removal
the ballot question from the August 26 Referendum Special Election. Corda claims the ballot language
misleading and violates the fundamental principle and general rule
a 'single subject' per ballot item.
Corda's main criticism
the referendum is that it contains language regarding both the renovations
Bayside Marketplace and development
the SkyRise Miami tower. Corda contends that the construction
the SkyRise Miami tower
a separate subject from the renovations
Bayside Marketplace and belongs on a separate ballot.
Corda has not joined Bayside or SkyRise as Defendants in this action, despite their clear interest in the outcome
As the sub-lessee
Bayside and the developer
SkyRise Miami, SkyRise has a direct and immediate interest
this litigation, the subject
whether ballot language that, in part, authorizes development
SkyRise Miami may be submitted to the voters at the August 26 referendum election.
Plaintiff succeeds on his claims and the ballot language
removed from the August 26 referendum, the result will be devastating
SkyRise's plans for development
the tower. Voter approval
the Lease Amendment is necessary for SkyRise to proceed with construction and obtain financing. Timing is critical. The outcome
this action could render SkyRise Miami non-viable and the Sublease with Bayside moot.
Anyone claiming an interest in pending litigation may at any time be permitted
assert his right by intervention. Fla.
1.230. Intervention should
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