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Petition to seek permanent guardianship of Curran to be dropped



ST. PETERSBURG -- The daughter of City Council Chair Leslie Curran won't seek permanent guardianship of her mother, according to her attorney.

Jim Kennedy, who is also Curran's colleague on the City Council, said he's filing a motion canceling next week's hearing that would have determined if Stacey Golliner should be appointed the permanent guardian of Curran, who suffered a severe concussion when she fell off her bike a month ago.

Golliner has already been appointed Curran's temporary guardian so that she can handle the personal and financial affairs of Curran, 54, who is still recovering from the injury.

Kennedy said the motion to cancel the hearing is a sign that Curran is making "slow and steady" improvement. Kennedy said the temporary guardianship expires on Dec. 16. If Curran hasn't recovered by then, Kennedy said Golliner can refile her petition for guardianship.

"The family is very appreciative of all the thoughts and prayers from the community," Kennedy said on Friday.

-- Michael Van Sickler, Times Staff Writer




[Last modified: Friday, October 1, 2010 4:37pm]


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