Monday, July 18, 2016

Very important meeting on Sober Home Regulations hosted by Lake Worth's Parrot Cove neighborhood*

If you thought this news was also in today's (7/18) So Very Special Monday edition of the Post. . . you would be wrong. Will try to attend this evening but if I cannot will have a citizen/reporter take notes and send them to me. Stay tuned:
Parrot Cove meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
The Parrot Cove Neighborhood Assoc. meeting will be today (Monday, July 18th), at 7:00 at the usual location: The Beach Club at the Lake Worth Golf Course.

The topic of the meeting will be Sober Home Regulations and what has been taking place in government to address and balance the needs of those in recovery and neighborhoods in which many operators have been placing an ever-growing number of these facilitities.

West Palm Beach Commissioner Shanon Materio, also a Lake Worth business owner, has been appointed to a task force charged with working on solutions to this complex matter. She will be giving us an update on legislative efforts taking place, how the new voluntary regulation system is working, and more.

Many concerns have been voiced from members of our community regarding the impacts of so-called sober homes (or transitional living facilities) and these matters will be discussed.

*Note: State Representative Bill Hager was also to be part of the meeting, however, due to scheduling conflict he will be rescheduled to a later date.