Lynn Dannheisser Confuses Italian-Named Law Firm With Her Favorite Pasta Joint

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Lynn Dannheisser, the royally paid Surfside town attorney who has declared a bizarre war on bloggers -- comparing them to the KKK at a recent commission meeting -- is fast becoming Riptide's favorite public official. It's her unhinged quality that makes her so entertaining. Surfside is like her very own Libya. Check out a letter she sent on official Surfside stationery to a lawyer, attained by blog Savesurfside.com.

In July 2010, town commissioner Edward Kopelman threatened to have the State Attorney's Office investigate "the true identities and true authors" behind the blog and its local counterpart, Who Controls Surfside?, both of which have been critical of town government.

So Save Surfside retained a law firm to write a letter to Kopelman, demanding that he cease his "bullying" tactics.

The name of the law firm is the Randazza Legal Group. Which apparently thoroughly confused Dannheisser. Or maybe she was just trying to make a snide joke about how the law firm wasn't prominent enough for her taste? We're not sure -- Dannheisser wasn't at her town hall office when we called and didn't immediately respond to an email. (See update below.) Either way, this is the type of befuddling immaturity in our public officials that Riptide absolutely loves. The letter is below. (Randazza Legal Group's response, which points out Dannheisser's "inability to distinguish between the vowels a and o," is here.)

Update: Dannheisser emailed us: "This letter was in response to a formal letter from the Randazza Legal Group to Commissioner Kopelman which threatened legal action and demanded, among other things, that he cease and desist from public comment. This demand was an improper attempt at prior restraint. My light-hearted comment was designed to make the point that such a demand was ridiculous."

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8 comments
Randazza
Randazza

Interesting: Ms. Dannheiser says that the Randazza Legal Group, representing a publication and a group of citizens was engaged in an attempt at "improper prior restraint?" Since when can a publication engage in prior restraint against the government?

Chachie
Chachie

Why would little half square mile Surfside hire big city manager (Miami Beach, Assistant Dade county manager) Roger Carlton to complement Dannheisser (the attorney that made Sunny Isles possible)? To rape the zoning code of course. Pity too. It used to be a nice town.

Flippin' crazy
Flippin' crazy

Dannheiser isn't the only one that's unhinged. That blog looks like it was put together by a crazy person. Always be careful of people who write in ALL CAPS!

Shirleybakker496
Shirleybakker496

Chachic, you are 100% on target. Another question, why isn't our new manager still working for Miami Beach? Yes, they are doing a pretty good job so far of raping Surfside. Why can't we vote on major zoning changes?

Surfsider
Surfsider

Re: Kopelman (terrorist comment)A threat of immediate and great bodily harm does not need to be expressed in words or through the exhibition of a deadly weapon. A threat may be expressed by acts and conduct which, under the circumstances, create a fear of immediate and great bodily harm.

Elizabethbankes
Elizabethbankes

I am not sure what "blog" you are speaking about, but savesurfside is professionally written and edited, with no "All Caps". Please note Harvard Law School's Berkman Center sent Randazza to represent all writers Dannheisser/Kopelman threatened. Because they shared one attorney, does not mean there is only one blog in Surfside. All are different, with different writers, editors and style.

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