Thursday, May 26, 2016

Remember the protests earlier in the year when, to a few people, the homeless were the only issue that mattered?

It was at the height of it all (just by coincidence, you see, prior to the City's elections) that the word "curfew" was employed, there were 'protests' at City Hall, and the Commission chambers was packed with people shipped in from Ft. Lauderdale and other places as well. All because the City Commission wrote an ordinance to make the Cultural Plaza safer at night.

At the same time all this was happening there were some Lake Worth residents on business trips and vacation. Enjoy! 

"Have been getting pictures from all over the planet Earth, including from some of my blog readers, of parks being closed to the public and/or ordinances to control who uses a park during certain times of the day. It's not unusual despite what some protesters and others try to claim. It's certainly not 'draconian', or 'criminalizing' people, or even 'throwing the baby out with the bathwater', whatever that is supposed to mean. Hope you're having fun on vacation or your business travel. Sincerely, Wes."
Hope you're all having a good time!  
Literal translation of sign in the image above using Google Translator: "Evacuation plan Vigipirate 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. closed park"

Here's another one!
Translation: "Opening hours of the fountain gardens". Again, no mention of a 'curfew'.
Central Park CLOSED!


Anonymous said...

What a blessing the 'new' ordinance has been, we have seen a drastic reduction of drug addicts and sober home drop outs just congregating and chain smoking their nasty cigarettes in the Cultural Plaza. And we're loving the classical music being played in the Plaza... A touch of peace and class, and an additional al benefit that the young druggies seem to repelled - wow! Who knew! I wonder if playing classical music would repel Mosquitos and other vermin so effectively. I know, all the normal, single family residential dwelling people should play classical music around the exterior of their homes to drive their sober home neighbors away. At least the addicts wouldn't want to spend time on the front stoop. You know what, I'm gonna talk to all the shop keepers downtown and see if we can make while swaths of downtown more cultural classical with beautiful music. I'm up for anything that drives these life suckers out of town. Can I get an 'Amen'

Anonymous said...

Seems like they have just moved over to Bryant Park and are now doing drugs next to the playground. I guess its good that they are out of the middle of our town, but the problem continues elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

AMEN! Preach!!!

You know, this crazy idea might actually work... Hmmm...