Thursday, November 6, 2014

The National League of Cities

This year is the 90th anniversary of the National League of Cities (NLC). This latest conference is in Austin, Texas, one of the fastest growing cities in the USA. Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell and Commissioner Amoroso will be attending this year. From the Austin NLC website:
"The annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is coming together, and this year’s 90th Anniversary conference is shaping up to be big, bold and perfectly adapted to the needs of today’s local elected officials and staff. We are celebrating NLC’s distinguished history and legacy at this special anniversary conference while looking toward the future, with content designed around the theme 'The Future of Cities.'
You can learn a lot about the Palm Beach County League of Cities here.

The past president of the Palm Beach County League of Cities is our own Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell. He is currently the Lake Worth liaison to the PBC League of Cities.

When our elected officials travel, it is comforting to know they are going to a conference with fellow Palm Beach County representatives sharing ideas and getting ideas from others all across our country. It helps our electeds "think out of the box." Many of the ideas Vice Mayor Maxwell and Commissioner Amoroso learn of in Austin will be shared with other electeds, the city manager, and staff. If you watched the last commission meeting, you would have heard the perennial critic (Peter Timm's successor?) Katie McGiveron tell the commission they should spend more time "listening to her." Mrs. McGiveron is challenged when it comes to having a calm and civil discourse about the operation of our city and pumps from a dry well which lacks new ideas. She seems more intent on smearing and disparaging our present Commission and City Manager.

Vice Mayor Maxwell and Commissioner Amoroso are going to Austin, Texas to learn some of the tools that make officials better at what they do. As you go about your life in Lake Worth, do you feel the benefit of former-Commissioner Suzanne Mulvehill's trip to Bonn, Germany? We are still waiting on the International shipment of goodwill and foreign investment from that trip.

To everyone's dismay, the other blogger, and her cozy cohorts, were big proponents of Suzanne Mulvehill and the other blogger gushed about the former Commissioner's trip to Bonn, Germany. As you read the intellectual gymnastics, worthy of six gold medals, the other blogger uses to support Suzanne Mulvehill's trip to Bonn, keep in mind Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida. We don't see well-heeled Germans landing on our shores with suitcases of cash, ready to buy property, invest, build and create jobs here. And you don't see them lining up at the Ixora for rooms with mirrors on the ceiling. I don't hear German being spoken at the pool.

In her own words, here is the other blogger, justifying Suzanne Mulvehill's trip to Bonn, Germany:

Large batches of Kool-aid are still being made along Lake Osborne Drive.