Mike Mahaney

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    April 21, 2010

    "That's Commissioner Chaz"

    God help us, Chaz Stevens has been appointed to the board of the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority. Not even a very loud "No!" from Commissioner Marty Popelsky (at 1:20 in the video above) could stop Stevens' rise to power.Of course, the activist blogger (he prefers "genius") played a crucial role i ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    HUD Sucker Proxy: Deerfield Officials Reveal Past Violations in Housing Program

    Looks like Deerfield Beach forgot to tell its taxpaying citizens that in early 2009, it paid nearly $100,000 to the feds to make up for its misuse of public housing dollars. In fact, those city officials nearly forgot to mention this to the forensic auditing firm specifically investigating how Deerf ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    In Deerfield, Tonight's Multi-Million Dollar Question: Who Should We Sue?

    By the end of tonight's meeting of the Deerfield Beach Commission, local lawyers will be licking their chops. That's because the city appears to be on the brink of filing lawsuits against a number of nonprofit agencies who have been slow to give the city a better look at the accounts.Arlington Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Deerfield May Sue Charity Group for Withholding Information

    deerfield-beach.comGanz: "Whatever it takes."​For three months, the City of Deerfield Beach has tried to give Arlington Park Family the benefit of the doubt. The local charity was paid $30,000 for "outreach" in 2007. The city attorney, Andy Maurodis, wrote a letter in late December asking for info ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Suit Accuses Former Deerfield City Manager of Racially Charged Comments

    Deetjen​Larry Deetjen, the longtime city manager of Deerfield Beach now working in the Midwest, has landed his new city in legal trouble. The landlords of a minority-dominated housing complex in Oak Lawn, Illnois, say that Deetjen, as village manager, made racially insensitive remarks about the bu ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Deerfield Commissioners Delighted by Hard-Charging Interim City Manager

    wikipedia commonsDeerfield Beach City Hall may become Hanson's domain on a permanent basis.​Technically, Burgess Hanson is merely the "interim" city manager of Deerfield Beach. But only five weeks after he was given that title, he has managed to perform a feat that has eluded every other city mana ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Fate of Deerfield Beach City Manager to Be Decided Tonight

    deerfield-beach.comGanz​In just a few hours, the Deerfield Beach City Commission will hold its special meeting to vote on a motion by Commissioner Bill Ganz to terminate City Manager Mike Mahaney. I reached Ganz by phone a few moments ago to see whether he had been able to work out his difficultie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Mahaney Fired as Deerfield Beach City Manager

    Commissioner Marty Popelsky broke a 2-2 tie on the Deerfield Beach City Commission this evening, voting in favor of a resolution that terminated Mike Mahaney, the city manager of more than two years.The meeting was civil, by Deerfield Beach standards anyway. Commissioners Joe Miller and Sylvia Poiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Deerfield Beach Calls Special Commission Meeting to Deal With Motion to Fire City Manager

    deerfield-beach.comBill Ganz​On January 15 the Deerfield Beach City Commission will have a special session to vote on whether to fire its city manager of three years, Mike Mahaney. That motion was brought at Tuesday's raucous meeting (video here). This afternoon I spoke with the maker of the motio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Morning Juice: Rothstein Plea Deal Soon, as Story's Murder Plot Line Fades

    ​This is like one of those winters that the Ingalls family survived, isn't it? Let's try to press on, beginning with this morning's local headlines:In what Commissioner Bill Ganz described as a "painful" decision, he brought a motion to fire City Manager Mike Mahaney. Tempers flared. Accusations w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    [UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Deerfield Beach Mayor Talks About Wild Commission Meeting, City's Future

    Mayor Peggy Noland is walking around Deerfield Beach today, chances are she's got a big grin on her face. That's because she's close to finishing a task she's been working on for nearly a year: the termination of City Manager Mike Mahaney. (Video here, on Chaz Stevens' Acts of Sedition.]"In May, whe ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Deerfield Beach Moves to Fire City Manager Mike Mahaney; Predictably, Shouting Ensues

    deerfield-beach.comNoland: took a parting shot from the city manager.​In this evening's meeting of the Deerfield Beach City Commission, officials took an initial step toward terminating Mike Mahaney as their city manager, a post he's held for nearly three years.The motion was made by Commissioner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Counting the Mango Money: Deerfield Festival's Mysterious 36-Grand

    Flickr: foXXtailDeerfield's Mango Festival has been a financial juggling act​I've been stymied in my efforts to get an answer to the question I put at the bottom of this mammoth post from yesterday, about the Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival. Namely, why did the city cut the Mango Festival a check ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Something Smells Rotten at Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival

    Photo: themangofestival.comOne of the photos that Mango Festival organizers did not want you to see.​The Mango Festival of Deerfield Beach has a math problem: Its most recent festival, in June 2008, attracted a lot of people. But for some reason, it didn't make a lot of money. And for the city, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Documents Show Deerfield Firefighters Short-Armed Internal Investigation

    Photo:​It wasn't exactly Watergate, but for Deerfield Beach, it had the makings of a defining moment in its scandal-plagued history: firefighters accused by residents of engaging in improper political activities during the final, frenzied week of the city's municipal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Larry Deetjen Puppet Show a Hit in Oak Lawn

    Deetjen​Yes, that Larry Deetjen -- the former Deerfield Beach city manager who was practically joined at the hip with mayor-turned-felony-suspect Al Capellini. Despite rumors that Deetjen would be swooping back around to take his old job back from Mike Mahaney -- Mayor Peggy Noland doesn't like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Deerfield Parks Director's Controversial Penalty Has Boomerang Effect

    George Edmunds, the acting director of Deerfield Beach's Parks and Recreation Department, has been ordered to attend a meeting with the city's Human Resources Department to review the mistakes he made last week in disciplining a city worker for failing to greet Mayor Peggy Noland.That meeting comes ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants: Deerfield Firefighters Have Legwear, Light Penalty in Common

    www.deerfieldbeachfirerescue.orgFire Chief Anthony Stravino An internal investigation of Deerfield Beach Fire-Rescue's involvement in the city's March municipal investigation found that six employees committed ethical violations. But those violations -- storing political material in the fire st ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    City Manager Survives the Night in Deerfield

    Well, it had all the makings of a political hit. The special meeting. The late-arriving addendum to the agenda. Deerfield Beach City Manager Mike Mahaney had two commissioners who support him, two who did not. Then a swing vote in Vice Mayor Sylivia Ferguson (formerly Poitier), who some said was rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Will Deerfield Beach City Manager Get Axed Tonight?

    Mike Mahaney, the Deerfield Beach city manager who has been straddling a political fault line since the March 10 municipal election, is in danger of being fired at tonight's special meeting of the Deerfield Beach City Commission, according to a source.There's no mention of Mahaney on the agenda rele ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    New Mayor of Deerfield Beach... and Already a Scandal

    Not 24 hours after Peggy Noland won the Deerfield Beach mayoral race, she's already got a scandal on her hands. And no, I'm not talking about her son's election eve arrest on charges of stealing campaign signs of other mayoral candidates. Guess that should be "scandals," plural.Multiple sources tell ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    Looking for Lucifer

    Authorities use high-tech tactics to try to stop cyber critics bedeviling a city

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    October 12, 2007