TRASHY? Coconut Creek Candidate Lauren Linville Fails To Disclose Her Close Business Ties To Owner Of Garbage Companies

With the election just eight days away, Coconut Creek Democrat candidate Lauren Linville launched a hypocritical attack on Commissioner Joshua Rydell over contributions from waste management companies. Linville’s desperate move comes after a political committee highlighted her growing support from garbage companies. On Monday, Linville took to social media to spin her ties to garbage companies’ support.

In a Facebook post, Lauren Linville wrote, “Josh Rydell would have you believe that I am taking contributions from Waste Companies….” Linville wrote “Joshua Rydell is trying to mislead you.” While she claimed Coconut Creek voters deserve “accountability and transparency,” Lauren Linville failed to disclose her close business ties to the owner of numerous garbage companies.

On January 13, 2021, Lauren Linville received a $1,000 campaign from Choice Waste of Florida, Inc. based in Pompano Beach. On that same day, the Linville campaign received a $1,000 contribution from Premier Waste Solutions of Fort Lauderdale. According to State of Florida corporation records, both companies are owned by Michael Savino. State records show Savino has an official role in numerous companies involved in the waste management business.

Even though he’s involved with so many garbage companies, Michael Savino still finds time to do consulting work for other business. Documents show Michael Savino is an integral part of the team at Optimum Consulting, Inc.

Optimum Consulting Inc. is owned and operated by Lauren Linville.

DEBRIS SPECIALIST

In a June 2020 business proposal, Lauren Linville listed the members of her team at Optimum Consulting Inc. Michael Savino is mentioned several times as the “Category A-Debris Specialist.” In one section, Linville highlights Savino’s long track record working with local municipalities such as Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale By The Sea and Hollywood. Linville wrote, “All these examples highlight not only his experiences in Florida but his ability to work alongside municipalities.”

If Linville wins a seat on the Coconut Creek Commission, will she invite Michael Savino to work alongside the City? Linville has repeatedly discussed a new recycling program for Coconut Creek. Has she discussed this idea with Savino?

Will Savino remain part of the Optimum Consulting leadership team if Linville is elected?

Last month, REDBROWARD exposed how Lauren Linville failed to disclose her employment and campaign support from The GEO Group, a private prison and immigration detention center operator. Why does Lauren Linville preach about “transparency” while failing to give voters a full look into her background and business dealings?

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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