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Sarasota News Leader June 21, 2013 Page 74 Siesta Seen The Hub. Commission Vice Chairman Charles Hines recused himself from both votes because his law firm has represented Brown in legal matters. Brown filed against the county several years ago. "I do have a problem with somebody settling a lawsuit and coming back for another bite at the apple," she added. Before the commission agreed to the settlement during its April 24 meeting, Patterson said, "I don't have a problem with the vacation of the right of way, [because it] does not appear to harm the public, and obviously it gives the business the opportunity to enhance itself." Barring any comments that prompt a change in view of the majority of the board members, the public hearing is expected to be the penultimate action to resolve the lawsuit, which was filed in October 2011. The commissioners will have to cast a formal vote on the right of way vacation after members of the public have had an opportunity to speak. What she objected to, she pointed out, was that the county vacated right of way along Officially, the public hearing will address a Ocean Boulevard to settle the first lawsuit county-initiated "petition to vacate, abandon, An aerial map shows the area where Sarasota County would vacate a right of way as part of a lawsuit settlement with the owner of The Hub Baja Grill. Image courtesy Sarasota County

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