Monday, February 2, 2009

There are some... in Lake Worth that have such strongly held beliefs that they refuse to acknowledge facts/laws/conditions that contradict their beliefs. Sometimes I think our situation here is a metaphor to the "creationism" versus "evolution" models of the universe and natural environment in which we live. We are fortunate to have professional people that staff our city departments. There are some exceptions, but for the most part, we are lucky to have people with experience, skills and knowledge to impart their professionalism on behalf of the citizens of Lake Worth. That knowledge and experience should be rewarded, if exceptional. It should also be respected and not ridiculed.

Unfortunately, we saw more than a fair share of negativity directed at staff during the last City Commission workshop meeting on the beach. While I am hardly an apologist for incompetence, can we remember that we hire people with degrees, experience and skill for a reason? And it is o.k. to admit that there may be a different set of facts (reality) than the ones that may fulfill a political agenda.