Canaveral Port Authority Vice Chair Robyn Hattaway has put Port Authority attorney Harold Bistline on notice that she will be closely examining his invoices.

Hattaway — who also is an attorney — at Wednesday’s Port Authority meeting voted against approving Bistline’s monthly bill for professional services, after she questioned one item on the bill. That was Bistline’s $350 charge for attending a May 6 shipboard ceremony involving the debut at Port Canaveral of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas.

Dave Berman, Florida Today

“As an attorney, I’ve attended a lot of social events at the invitation of my clients, but never billed them for it. And I can’t look taxpayers in the eye and say that that’s an appropriate use of a public dollar.”

Commissioner Robyn Hattaway

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Read the full article at Florida Today’s website (subscription may be required)

Watch the meeting via Port Canaveral’s website.  Select 2019 under “Available Archives”, Then “Board of Commissioners” and the June 26, 2019 video.

 

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