Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I called out the "saber rattlers" and they've gone completely silent

On January 9th I penned this post in response to The Obtuse Bloggers (TOB's) threat to tie up Lake Worth in lawsuits once again. Here is an excerpt:

     They are willing to risk the continued deterioration of the Gulf Stream hotel, place our local economy in a continued handicapped state due to the lack of appropriate lodging for guests, to preserve the principles of 'democracy'. They are willing to use the resources of a Golden goose and others to monkeywrench the City's future. To tie this issue up in the courts and waste our tax dollars to defend it is a foolish and cowardly act.
     We need a first class hotel in Lake Worth. The Gulf Stream hotel sits shuttered for ten or more years on our most prominent property in the City, on our waterfront, our main street and at the foot of one of the City's finest parks and its golf course. There are tall buildings all around this area of the City and a building of similar height would be in harmony with the surrounding built environment.
     That means nothing to the people who would file a lawsuit to halt progress on saving our National Register historic hotel and having a decent place to house visiting family, friends and tourists. They would rather bleed the City's legal defense fund for the sake of their own vanity and chutzpah in preventing progress. They will also delight in making this a divisive election issue.

This would be a good question at the next candidate forum, wouldn't it?
No comments? Why not? Maybe a long hard look at the odds got you thinking twice?


Anonymous said...

I fully expect a lawsuit and I expect that McVoy, one of our city commissioners, will be helping the plaintiff's with that suit. The sole purpose of these actions is to create a political divide to get their candidates elected. If it costs the city money or hurts the city so be it. This is why these folks are so destructive to our city.

Anonymous said...

This topic will never die. How many ppls votes were deemed null and void? Out of those ppl... how many still feel genuinely disenfranchised even after heights were lowered thru out most of the City? Even the 100FT height doesn't exist anymore thanks to ordinances by Pam, Scott, John, and Andy.

This whole "our feelings are hurt about the heights" is ABSURD and the threatening of a lawsuit is pathetic.

Do your research people please. Heights throughout the City were lowered.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who lives in Lake Worth that is against the Hudson Holdings project is the reason this town is in the deplorable shape it is compared to its neighboring cities. Lake Worth, as stated in the most recent meeting, has great potential however the close minded, small people want this town to remain the slum that it is instead of turning into a prosperous, beautiful city with tourist attraction. Right now the only tourist attraction is the crack addict shooting themselves up while attempting to sleep in the back of Lake Avenue! Come on people, let's grow up and move on already. Let's make changes. We need this hotel. It's not a maybe, it's a must. The Obtuse Blogger should realize that when you beat something so much, eventually it comes to it's demise. She seems to be reaching that point. LET'S MAKE CHANGES AND GET THIS CITY TO THE POINT IT SHOULD ALREADY BE AT!!!