Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lake Worth City Commission meeting today (Tuesday, 9/20): Agenda, highlights, and will there be another "torpedo"?

Excerpts and highlights from the agenda are below. More news about this meeting (including second public hearing on Fiscal Year 2016/17 budget) can be found on the City's website: Use this link.

To watch this meeting Live Streaming use this link at 6:00, then click on "Video of Public Meeting". If no video appears wait a few minutes and try again:

Do you know what "curbstoning" is? This practice, which you see all the time around the City, is a topic of discussion at tomorrow's meeting (see agenda item 12A below). Also below are instructions on how to watch City Commission meetings Live Streaming.

This should be a short meeting but then again, it only takes one commissioner to decide it's time for a lecture or try to monkeywrench the process. For instance, at the last Special Budget Meeting on September 6th, Commissioner Chris McVoy accused the majority* on the City Commission of trying to "torpedo" the Beach and Casino complex fund.

Sadly, behavior like this by McVoy (and other tactics as well) are the norm:
McVoy likes to remind everyone all the time he has a PhD (it's easy to forget). For him it's never too late in the budget process to "raise the question" and lecture "at great length".

Here is the agenda with highlights:

City Commission Meeting
Tuesday, September 20th, 6:00
1. Roll Call
2. Invocation or Moment of Silence: On behalf of Commissioner Ryan Maier
3. Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Commissioner Andy Amoroso

4. Agenda - Additions/Deletions/Reordering
5. Presentations (there is no public comment on Presentation items)
    A. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Community Police update
    B. Community Redevelopment Agency update
    C. City Recreation Board update
6. Commission liaison reports and comments
7. Public participation of non-agendaed items and Consent Agenda
8. Public hearings
    A. Resolution No. 42-2016 - Second Public Hearing - establish the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 final general City millage rate

[and. . .]

12. New business
A. Ordinance No. 2016-27 - First Reading - adopt the County's curbstoning ordinance and schedule the public hearing date for October 4, 2016
B. Ordinance No. 2016-28 - First Reading - adopt the County's solicitation and distribution on public roads ordinance and schedule the public hearing date for October 4, 2016

[and. . .]

14. City Attorney's report
15. City Manager's report

*The majority on the City Commission (all re-elected by landslide results) are Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, and Commissioner Andy Amoroso. Here is what The Palm Beach Post had to say leading up to the elections last March: