Friday, February 14, 2014

Mark Foley helping Washington Nationals explore spring... |

I like the spirit of the talks taking place here. Mark Foley is helping to play matchmaker between the Washington Nationals and local officials for a spring training stadium. One of the locations could be west of I-95 along Lake Worth Road near Palm Beach State College. The Nationals focused on redevelopment in the area where their home ballpark was built in Washington, D.C. and want to contribute in a similar way with their spring stadium. Nice to see City Manager Bornstein's involvement too. Click title for link. Here is a bit from the article:
Since Jan. 9, Foley has been registered as a lobbyist for Washington Nationals Spring Training LLC with the county and the cities of Lake Worth, Lantana and Boca Raton.
Foley got to know Lerner [Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner] during Foley’s days as a Republican congressman in Washington representing the 16th district of Florida from 1994 to 2006.
Foley and Lerner met earlier in the day with Lake Worth City Manager Mike Bornstein, who is trying to lure a team on land just west of Interstate 95 around John Prince Park and Palm Beach State College, in an area from Lake Worth Road to Sixth Avenue South.