Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lake Worth needs no consultant: Switch to sheriff's office has paid off for city

Shock and awe! The PBP gets it right for once. Click title for link. One of the key lines in the opinion piece:

But the decision to explore whether to get rid of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office or reduce its presence is a misguided, risky approach.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone who lives West of Dixie Hwy knows what a blessing it is to have PBSO here. Those who want a less expensive option fail to mention the fact that we have more officers on the street because many positions are now located at gun club and not our local District 14 office.( Things like the evidence room, finger printing and many others).

Jack Simons said...

AM's objectivity is a breath of fresh air.
I strongly look to reduce the PBSO service AFTER the REALIZING the positive effects of a TRUE CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMAENT and THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPTARTMENT ARE COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOLS ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO GANGS & CRIME.
The time to reduce PBSO service is after the crime and blight are well under control, not when the first vestige of hope is achieved.
Unfortunately the MGM Commission gang raped Code Enforcement and Stanton took away the Marketing position that could have increased participation in Pks & Rec.

Anonymous said...

Stanton was the worst move the City ever made! We'll have to budget under control but at the expense of blight, crime, and absolutely no vision for the community. Great job City Manager and great job incompetent Commission. Keep electing the visionless people to the Commission and watch the whole City Tank even further than it is. Wake UP Lake Worth.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

How insubordinate of the MGM commission to have all but one, looney lyn, speak out in favor of our Sheriff and told them out right DON'T SPEND 50K of OUR TAX DOLLARS on this consultant but they gave us their assess to kiss once again. I agree with those buzzing around the city about a recall. How do we do it? I am willing to help anyway I can, door knocking, phone calls, WHATEVER IT TAKES! This city is like the med-alert commercial "HELP, we've elected clowns for our commission and we can't get rid of them!" What amazes me is their audacity to sit up at that dais and pretend to know what they are doing. Excluding Commissioner Scott Maxwell and Rene Varela, MGM are all a quite a few fries short of a happy meal.

Anonymous said...

I was at City Hall, listening to the the filled chamber and all the attendees making their voices heard. The consensus was this is not the time nor is it financially prudent.
Have you seen what happened in Miami 52,000 signatures needed to oust Alvarez and they got over 90,000 Utilizing Social Media to get the word out and collect the signatures.
Mark it can be done.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

Manos a la obra!

Anonymous said...

"The best commission ever"