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Petition for Writ of Certiorari to Review Quasi-Judicial Action: Agencies, Boards, and Commissions of Local Government: APPELLATE PROCEDURE – improper relief – constitutional challenges – Petition only involves constitutional challenges to the City’s code – constitutional challenges to code must be brought as an original action in circuit court - Petition dismissed.  Morningside East Condominium I Assoc.  v. City of Clearwater, Appeal No. 07-0070AP-88A (Fla. 6th Cir. App. Ct. Feb. 21, 2008).

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

APPELLATE DIVISION

 

 

MORNINGSIDE EAST CONDOMINIUM I

ASSOCIATION,

                        Petitioner,                                                       

 

 

vs.                                                                                            Appeal No.  07-0070AP-88A                                                                        

                                                                                                UCN522007AP000070XXXXCV

 

CITY OF CLEARWATER, a municipality,

and MUNICIPAL CODE ENFORCEMENT

BOARD OF THE CITY OF CLEARWATER,

                        Respondents.

__________________________________________/

 

 

ORDER GRANTING RESPONDENTS’ AMENDED MOTION TO DISMISS  

 

            THIS CAUSE came before the Court on the Respondents’ Amended Motion to Dismiss and the Petitioner’s Response to Amended Motion to Dismiss.  The Petitioner does not dispute that it was issued an Affidavit of Compliance, on December 12, 2007, for correcting all the code violations for which it was cited in Case 43-07, but argues collateral issues raised by the Petition warrant this Court’s review.  However, the only issues raised in the Petition for Writ of Certiorari involve constitutional challenges to the City of Clearwater Code.  Constitutional challenges to the City’s Code must be brought as an original action in circuit court.  See e.g. Wilson v. County of Orange, 881 So.2d 625, 631 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004); Nannie Lee’s Strawberry Mansion v. City of Melbourne, 877 So.2d 793, 794 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004). 

 

 

 

            Therefore, it is,

            ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the above-styled Petition is dismissed.

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida this ________ day of February 2008.

 

                       

                                                _________________________________

                                                JOHN A. SCHAEFER

                                                Circuit Judge, Appellate Division

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________                                    ______________________________

GEORGE W. GREER                                                         GEORGE M. JIROTKA

Circuit Judge, Appellate Division                                           Circuit Judge, Appellate Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies furnished to:

 

Douglas L. Hilkert, Esquire

2557 Nursery Road, Suite A

Clearwater, FL  33764

 

Andrew J. Salzman, Esquire

Post Office Box 15309

Clearwater, FL  33766