Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A reminder: Two very important meetings in Lake Worth this week and how to watch meetings Live Streaming

Here is how to watch these meetings Live Streaming:
  • At 6:00 use this link to the City's website
  • Look on right side of the page for "Video of Public Meetings" and click
  • Video doesn't appear?
  • Wait a few minutes and try again (sometimes meetings start a little late)
Want to watch this meeting or any meeting after it's over? Use this link and scroll down to the date and click on "Video". And, of course, if I attend that meeting you can watch titled segments on my YouTube channel. Click the red "subscribe" button to get updates when new videos are available.

Today (Tuesday, August 23rd) is Budget Work Session #4 (see agenda below) and Thursday is the "Pothole Workshop". It's going to be a busy week. Hopefully one of Commissioner Chris McVoy's supporters will remind him about this week's meetings:
July 12th: McVoy missed Finance Director Marie Elianor's first presentation on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.
August 16th: He missed another City Commission meeting. The "Living Shoreline" and mangroves were discussed as well as the new ban on selling packaged alcohol after 10 p.m.
You see, when McVoy misses a meeting all the other elected, staff, and the public have to listen to question after question because he missed the previous meeting. He's legendary for not reading the backup prior to a meeting anyhow so his absence just compounds the problem.

To make matters even more befuddling for the public, McVoy doesn't even explain why he missed City meetings. For instance, Mayor Pam Triolo missed a City Commission meeting last April and we were quick to discover why:
Mayor Pam Triolo (second from right) had a scheduling conflict, as you can see in the image above.
Here is the agenda for the meeting tomorrow:

City Commission Budget Work Session #4
Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00
1. Roll Call
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Updates/Future Action/Direction
A. Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Overview
1) Fiscal Year Budget Review of all funds
2) Review of Capital Improvement Plan (Fiscal Years 2017–2021)
3) Fiscal Year 2017 Comprehensive Annual Fee Schedule - changes from Fiscal Year 2016
4. Adjournment

Back to my YouTube channel, a very informative video to watch is City Attorney Glen Torcivia's explanation of the "Sunshine Law":