Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tough words from Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo: A “Proclamation” about
the heroin epidemic.

What a difference a year and a
“Proclamation” can make.

Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo didn’t hold back in August 2016 (see YouTube video below) following the proclamation: “Item 5B: Proclamation declaring August 31, 2016 as Overdose Awareness Day”.

The video is less than 4 minutes. At the 1:50 mark she finishes reading the prepared words, pauses, and then has her thoughts. To say it hits hard is an understatement. I was there taking this video and you could feel the emotion in the room.

Please share this video with your friends, family, and neighbors. Send the video to people up north who may believe they’re sending family members to Florida for treatment of addictions. It’s not always the case. Many of them will never return home.

Last year on this blog wrote,
Maybe Mayor Triolo’s “Proclamation” will save someone’s life some day.
I think in many ways, considering all the hard work by the public and the City of Lake Worth and PBSO as well over the last 1½ years following that proclamation, the mayor’s wish has come true for many in this City.

Note the empty seat in the video below. Then-Commissioner Chris McVoy, PhD, was absent for this Commission meeting, an all-too-common sight back then. On the right (wearing dark jacket) is former Commissioner Ryan Maier who opted not to run for re-election in 2017. Those two seats on the City Commission are now occupied by District 2 Commissioner Omari Hardy and District 4 Commissioner Herman C. Robinson, respectively. 

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