A harrowing journey into the dark heart of small-town Florida politics.
I done did it now. Two weeks ago, I announced in this space that I was planning to run for the open commission seat in Surfside, the sleepy beach hamlet of corruption and weirdness ruled by my obscenely overpaid nemesis, town attorney Lynn Dannheisser. Qualifying to run -- including collecting the ... More >>
An observation: the police officers in Surfside -- the little town south of Sunny Isles where I've lived for over three years -- might be the biggest horndogs in the state. They hide in the bushes of a parking lot on Harding Avenue, trapping drivers doing 37 MPH, and lay their pudgy, Oakley-sungla ... More >>
Miami New Times cover story is going to be a doozy as we dive into the lives of Miami's most hated bloggers -- by the local political establishment, that is. These digital gadflies are filling the civic investigative void created by the cuts at The Miami Herald and other local media outlets. You'll ... More >>
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 v ... More >>
In March, Riptide wrote about Surfside Town Attorney Lynn Dannheisser's successful recommendation of her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal work for the town. Dannheisser has since compared New Times -- and two Surfside blogs -- to the KKK. We recently received a letter from H ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser has been on a bit of a Charlie Sheen-esque multi-media rampage recently. In March, we wrote that Dannheisser, who makes more than $177,000 a year, successfully recommended her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal representation for the town. Blo ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser gets paid royally for her work representing the tiny hamlet just north of Miami Beach: $177,656 a year plus an automobile allowance, full benefits, and a pension. She's required to work only three days a week, and she's allowed to use her town hall office a ... More >>
Why are so many cities laying off little guys and not cutting executives' porcine salaries?