Friday, January 21, 2011

Responses from Stanton and McVoy re E-mail on Beach and Casino land use and zoning:



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

How long has Dr. Mcvoy been in office? And he's already complaining about the time he needs to put in? Nice to know he wasn't a last minute desperation candidate and is thoroughly knowledgeable about what the position entails.
He could have answered your question in two sentences. Or he could have just said, thanks for pointing out that I'm a hypocritcal idiot that has absolutely no idea of what I'm doing. Going forward his new name is Dr. howdy doody stringless puppet of the blight and slum cabal. I want to see him addressed in the press by Willie Howard and in all media this way.
What a buffoon.
And Stanton is afraid of people like you Wes. If she wasn't she woulld have found a way for you to contribute to the city. You're more knowledgeable and have more common sense and at least a vision for Lake Worth than the elected officials under her thumb and she knows it.

Anonymous said...

It helps that Wes is vested in this community and has been a resident for some time.
Some of us actually take the time to research qualifications and trust that the recommendations are in the best interest of Lake Worth.
Take a moment and read the right hand side of this blog. "View my complete profile"
I'm impressed!
Wes how long have you been a resident in Lake Worth?

Wes Blackman said...

I have lived here almost 20 years - in three different places - 714 South H Street, 509 1st Avenue South and now in College Park. In my response to Stanton, I left out my one year stint on the CRA which included approving the 10th Avenue North reconstruction, attracting the Cultural Council, applying for the $23 million grant and the downtown Publix - as well as the moribund Cultural Renaissance Program.

Mary Lindsey said...

Wes, You also left out all the time you gave as a volunteer in the C.O.P. program. Now there's experience Stanton will definitely need in the near future.
M.

Jack Simons said...

If Stanton really wants some timely and accurate information on the beach projects, she ought to retain you.
While I have the highest regard for Joe Kroll, he is currently understaffed for a number of important city functions. To allocate this important and time consuming oversight responsibility is, I believe, ill advised.
Your input as to a running cost to complete, expected date of completion, adequate daily work force and an objective & timely presentation of any problems would be invaluable to the CM and the Commission.
Not having an experienced Owner's Representative on a project of this size, which has been bifurcated, I believe is fraught with danger.

Anonymous said...

Lady Stanton, doth protest too much, methinks...
pay the consultant $45,000 thousand ? TO BE OR NOT TO BE with the PBSO

this money which they say they do not have, could be better used, towards marketing Lake Worth. Or heaven forbid a consultants stipend for Wes.

Wes Blackman said...

You know, in my response to Stanton, it sounds like I may be looking to get paid for what I do. I didn't mean that. What I mean to convey is that in a city that is short on institutional history and expertise, it would be nice to not feel like I have been exiled to Siberia. The unfortunate thing is that they don't really want people that have a memory or professional background - people like that can't be blindly told what to do. We'll see how long Mr. Waters lasts.

Anonymous said...

He'll last as long as he can count to three just like Stanton.
So 20 months into Stanton's reign we have no code enforcement the blight continues to get worse and now she's going to cancel the contract with PBSO, about the only positive in Lake Worth right now. Why didn't she stop the R.O. waste of money boondoggle? I would rather my 80% increase in my water bills go towards public safety and keeping PBSO than to some mystery water plan. All things considered she's underpaid.

Anonymous said...

People are receiving telephone calls from CNN,about a follow up to My Name Is Steven.Can hardly wait to see that one.Clueless can use this to brand the city. Twice on CNN.
What more could one ask for.

Steve said...

SO Wes, is the Chair of the P&Z committee allowed to receive personal notes from former Commissioners during meetings? Like folded up paper notes passed down the dais like it's a 3rd grade classroom? Wouldn't something like that be included in public record?

Russ said...

"All things considered she's underpaid."

If speaking about Stanton, did Anon #8 intend sarcasm?

Wes Blackman said...

Steve - Anything like that is way out of bounds - especially if they were considering a variance at the time. Granting a variance is done as a "quasi-judicial" matter - you can only make decisions based upon the evidence that EVERYONE hears presented at the meeting. Even if it wasn't, it shows great hutzpah on the part of the former Commissioner.

Is this the same former Commissioner that runs an illegal boarding house out of her single family zoned home?

Steve said...

That's the one. A folded up piece of paper with Lynda's name on it was handed to Laurence McNamara who dutifully passed it down. It was read and no further comment was made.