Saturday, May 7, 2016

What you can do to help stop crime in the little City of Lake Worth—Hint: A petition isn't one of them (but it might make you feel better)

Earlier this year, Michelle Quesada at NBC5/WPTV did a news segment in Lake Worth and she interviewed the city manager, Michael Bornstein, along with 'a woman' who wanted to remain anonymous on the issue of crime and street lighting in the City. The woman started a petition. No specific neighborhood was identified so a petition on Change.org didn't help a whole lot (to see what will actually work, see the information below). Here are two excerpts from the text of the news segment:

     "Help is on the way," said Michael Bornstein, city manager for Lake Worth.
     Bornstein says starting this spring the city is installing new LED lights to replace the old fixtures.
      "We've also identified some money as part of the project to replace lights that were knocked out in the storms and some of the areas where the sheriff's office is helping us say this is a dark spot," added Bornstein.


[and. . .]

     Lake Worth residents hope more people will report criminal activity when they see it. [emphasis added]
     "It's like everybody needs to call in and do the same thing when they are having the issue," said the creator of the petition.
      The city manager says more residents should also get involved with their city council members.


Use this link to reach any or all of the Lake Worth City Commission. Use this link to find out who represents you at the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents Council. You can use this link for more information at Lake Worth's District 14 PBSO. Or. . . you can use this link to start a petition which doesn't solve anything but what it might do is get the attention of the news media on a slow news day.

Here is what you do if you see criminal activity in the City of Lake Worth:
Here are more ways to contact PBSO:
Address: 120 North G Street
Main Phone: 561-586-1611
Non-Emergency: 561-688-3000
Fax: 561-586-1763
Email: LakeWorth@pbso.org
I hope this helps.

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