Miami-Dade property appraiser plans to sue county over office powers
June 20, 2013 Miami Herald
Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera, saying he doesn’t have enough power over his office, wants to sue the county to gain more independence. But there’s a catch: He needs Miami-Dade commissioners’ approval just to hire a lawyer, according to the county attorney’s office, which can’t represent both him and the county. If he gets that permission, the county would essentially be suing itself.