Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NAPC Note from the Chair - Last night's, Sept. 15th, Parrot Cove Neighborhood Association meeting

District 3 Commissioner Andy Amoroso kindly recognized all the Neighborhood Associations for the work they do in neighborhood clean-ups, assisting residents with code compliance issues and other community beautification efforts.

He spoke about the inherent difficulties that cities and all government agencies face in trying to get things done. He said, "Twelve people have to touch every project", meaning that twelve different people from twelve different departments have to coordinate, communicate, reevaluate and finally cooperate to accomplish any worthwhile objective and that takes time.

"Twelve" may be a small exaggeration, but the point he made is that the Lake Worth Neighborhoods, acting independently or in unison, have demonstrated the ability to swiftly accomplish what government sometimes cannot do without untangling miles of red tape.

The NAPC and our Member Associations are not government agencies. Each and every one is made up of volunteers who give their time and dedicate their energies for one reason - to make our neighborhoods more attractive for residents and less attractive to vandals and criminals.

We cannot do what we rely on our city officials and Electeds to do; make law, set policy, fund and deliver City services. But my oh my, what the Neighborhoods and the City can accomplish together, each doing what we do best within the parameters of our very different organizations is nothing less than astounding!

So, Thank You to the entire Lake Worth City Commission, our city's administration and dedicated staff for choosing to pro-actively partner with the Neighborhoods and helping us achieve our goals.

Mary Lindsey, Chair of the NAPC


Just sayin' said...

Any day now we'll get the update from the Neighbors Excluding Neighbors Project, also known as ROLO, on what they discussed at their meeting last Tuesday, no? ROLO President Waples and Vice President Mcgiveron are all about transparency and openness which is a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

Well said Mary. Thank you for all you do.I am so impressed with the front porch.

Anonymous said...

The NA's are great for the city and Mary does an unbelievable job running everything. It's mind boggling that anyone would have a problem with the N.A.'s or Mary until you consider who they are.

Anonymous said...

Mary made the front porch a place where neighbors socialize regardless of their politics. It is one of the best things ever done in L.W. to instill citizen pride. It really does what our chamber does not.

Anonymous said...

The neighborhood associations and the NAPC are made up of many members, many volunteers and many members. Not just one person.

As a long time resident, I am an enthusiastic member of my association and I think these groups do great work in general. I don't, however, think they should get involved in taking sides within City politics. Better to stay neutral and focus on issues that are not polarizing.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, yes the N.A. is made up of many devoted citizens. I only came to Marys defense because she seems to get criticized for no legitimate reason. Oh and I like her get things done style. The N.A.S working together shows what great people we have in L.W.

The Jewell Hellcat said...

Mary Lindsey is everything her critics are not: effective.