Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Post's report on Mayor Triolo's State of the City Address (and another article about our "two main streets" that hasn't made the print edition yet)

The Palm Beach Post's Kevin Thompson (the paper's beat reporter for Greenacres, Lake Worth, and suburban Lake Worth) has the article in the print edition today (page B3, above the fold) and it's also online. Mayor Pam Triolo talked about a lot of issues and if you scroll down on this blog you'll find videos of the mayor's speech. I'll have pull quotes on this blog too from that speech; so check back every now and then to read one. Here is an excerpt from the article:
     The mayor [Pam Triolo] said blight is another major concern and a problem that was often accepted as a normal neighborhood condition, with code enforcement being “non-existent.”
     “Not on my watch,” Triolo said to thunderous applause.
     The department was overhauled two years ago. More than 50 new code ordinances were adopted to update the laws and clear up inconsistencies, Triolo said. Last year, the Code Compliance Division worked with residents to resolve more than 1,000 cases. The city completed 51 lot clearings, 43 board-ups and six demolitions. [emphasis added]
One of the issues mentioned briefly in the mayor's State of the City Address was the homeless. Here is an excerpt from the mayor's speech:
     I have been working closely with County Commissisoner Shelly Vana on future Homeless projects aimed at putting a roof over their heads for good, and in our city alone, we recently were the host for Project Homeless Connect, have a new Goodwill and the Lords Place Shelters.
The mayor also referenced our City's unique  'two main streets', Lake and Lucerne avenues that go east/west through Lake Worth. There was a recent article about that in the Post's online edition but never made it to the print edition. When that does happen I'll let you know. 

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