I knew Lozman had tangled with officials in North Bay Village a couple of years ago. That ended with the indictment of a city councilman and the resignation of the town’s police chief. The Miami New Times called Lozman, admiringly, an “avenging angel.”
But he’d moved on from North Bay Village. Now he was mooring his rickety houseboat at the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina. And once again, he was in the middle of some serious civic turmoil. Only the stakes were a whole lot higher than anything in North Bay Village.
The man is almost single-handedly blocking a $2.4 billion (yes, with a b) redevelopment plan on Riviera’s waterfront. His new foes: Riviera Beach Mayor Michael Brown, developer and marina giant Bob Healy, and Wayne Huizenga’s empire, which is heavily invested in the deal.