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Is Billionaire Jeff Greene Behind Dirty Politics Of Downtown West Palm Beach Development?

The cover of a mailer sent to thousands of West Palm Beach residents a few weeks ago to spark sentiments against a Related Companies project (Merchant Strategy photo)

Several coordinated attacks on developers vying for valuable downtown West Palm Beach land may have been funded by billionaire rival Jeff GreeneGossip Extra has learned.

And the efforts estimated to have cost a total $250,000 were likely spearheaded behind the backs of local public officials by a former member Florida House of Representatives and a cadre of helpers from locales as far away from the city as Clearwater.

In an exclusive interview, Greene denied he had anything to do with the campaigns and professed his respect for his rivals.

That, however, doesn’t change the fact the negative campaigning was swift and brutally efficient.

In September, mailers bad-mouthing The Related Companies and its One Flagler project landed in thousands of mailboxes of residents and elected officials in and around downtown.

The mailers painted downtown living if the project was approved by the West Palm Beach City Commission as a traffic-choked horror akin to downtown Miami.

Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, excerpt posted on  SWFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 4, 2017

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