Dear Friends and Supporters,
Last Friday, the same attorney who is listed as the registered agent for the mysterious “Bal Harbour Neighbors Alliance” failed in a courtroom attempt (a dubious lawsuit) to prevent the Church by Sea congregation from pursuing its future plans. The reality is that congregants have voted by more than 90% – on more than one occasion – to move out of their current home in order to better serve their community and their members.
For reasons still unknown, the deceitfully-named “Bal Harbour Neighbors Alliance”, which is in fact just a UPS Store P.O. Box in a nondescript City of Miami Beach strip mall, continues to fight tooth-and-nail against the Church by the Sea, its congregants and their right to self-determination. Following their courtroom defeat last week, these Bal Harbour outsiders are now pressuring the Village to deny the lawful issuance of permits that would allow the Church to realize its future plans.
How do you feel about outsiders telling our elected Village leaders what to do, particularly when their true agenda remains cloaked in mystery? Why is this band of outsiders fighting against the wishes of a local church congregation that has made a collective decision to move to a new home?
Tomorrow at 7:00 pm, the Bal Harbour Village Council will be meeting to discuss the Church by the Sea and, specifically, its long-delayed permit applications which will culminate in the demolition of the existing building.
Please take a moment from your day to contact our elected representatives and voice your support for the Church’s efforts to determine its own future, while expressing your outrage at the Building Department’s unlawful refusal to grant the church the permits it seeks, even though every department of the Village has already given their approval. Urge the village council to do its duty and ensure that the permits are immediately issued.
Show your support by
contacting our Village Council
Assistant Mayor Seth E. Salver [email protected]
Councilman Jeff Freimark [email protected]
Councilwoman Patricia Cohen [email protected]
Councilman David Albaum [email protected]