Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Mis"-Information Sheet distributed by "We Love Lake Worth PAC" in beach land use and zoning ordinance repeal effort...

This accompanied the petition drive to repeal the beach land use and zoning designations - the effort led by now Commissioner Chris McVoy and now conveniently forgotten.  The "lease" was not part of the petition drive, but was used as part of the narrative to collect signatures.  This is the "lease" that is the subject of a current lawsuit against the city that no one talks about either.  Hmmm.

What if the petitioners had gotten their wish and the ordinances were repealed through referendum?

Perhaps no one talks about it since it was a fraud perpetrated against the 2,500 people who signed the petitions, as well as the city at-large.
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5 comments:

Russ said...

There's not one truthful declaration in that vile bit of propaganda. McVoy was directly responsible for this fear-baiting piece? Curious why it wasn't distributed in my neighborhood...

Lynn Anderson said...

There is nothing untrue in this flier. It all had to do with Greater Bay taking control of our beachfront property. The obstacle for getting this on the ballot was Cara Jennings. After going out for 28 days and gathering the necessary signatures that were certified by the Supervisor of Elections, they never went forward for a vote of the people. Jennings controlled the issue and McVoy went along with her, a slap in the face to all those who worked their butts off to keep our beach a park, to keep our casino building with the merchants who were grandfathered in under PROS zoning and not have any more commercialization at the beach.

Wes Blackman said...

First of all, none of the three ordinances had anything to do with Greater Bay taking control of our beach property. Second, a rehabilitation of the building to the extent where 80% of the building is being torn down, expanding the footprint of the building - and the square footage - would all mean that the project couldn't be "grandfathered in" under the PROS zoning district since that only allowed for "outdoor recreation space." So Lynn - where are the high rises, when is parking going up to $10 per hour? It must be happening, according to your account, since these ordinances are still in place and the project is going forward. Let me know when you have enough experience and education to sit for your American Institute of Certified Planner examination. I can help you study since I passed the examination and gained my certification as an urban planner in 1992.

Jack said...

Easy Wes, somebody is getting a little testy.
BTW, did you hear in last night's Commission meeting about the proposed settlement of the Smith Property lawsuit.....which is holding up the Comp Plan Amendments.......that was thrown out by Stanton because she said the Land Trust loan wasn't doable.

Makes one wonder. If we can't afford a $1,000,000 loan, what will happen with a $1,000,000 judgment?.....So much for Willard’s $50,000,000 “win” on his lawsuit. A bankruptcy will wipe out more than Union Contracts!

Anonymous said...

Wes, you are one of the reasons I still have a glimmer of hope for this city. Keep the fact-based information flowing!

Elizabeth.