Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Should Bryant Park in Lake Worth be turned into a homeless camp? Whose amenity is it anyway?

In the video below are two gentlemen who spoke during public comment at last night's (8/18) city commission meeting. A reference, or some might consider a threat, is made about what happened in Ft. Lauderdale vis-à-vis Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and the feeding of the homeless in that city's public parks.

With all the challenges the City faces some wish to add to that burden, putting even more demands on City services. Question: do the 'activists' and the homeless trump the public's right to enjoy their public spaces? Trump the business community's rights? Condo owners?

The homeless have their advocates. Maybe some advance preparation is needed to form a group of advocates for the City's public parks and the families who use them. Election season starts early in this City (as if you didn't know that already).