Monday, December 5, 2016

A motivated candidate for City commissioner, campaigning on one of the issues of the day.

What’s one of the reasons Maryann decided to run and get “in the arena”? Continue reading and a short recap of the District 4 race is below.

Do you remember “Kristine’s Restaurant”? That structure is now the Blue Front BBQ, an outstanding example of early 20th Century highway architecture here in Lake Worth.

First, if you didn’t know, next year’s municipal elections are going to be crowded fields. Districts 2 and 4 will be decided on March 14th, 2017; the qualifying period just started last Tuesday and ends on December 13th at noon.

Here’s a short breakdown of the District 4 race: Herman Robinson and Maryann Polizzi are already in the race and there’s word others may want to jump in, the “water’s warm” as they say. The sitting commissioner for District 4 is Ryan Maier and he hasn’t decided what to do yet.

On the City’s referendum last November 8th, Maier broke ranks with the commissioner in District 2, Chris McVoy. Maier strongly supported the plan to fix our roads and potholes. That referendum passed by almost 70% of the voters. 

However. . . what’s soured many in the City about Maier is his support of aggressive panhandlers and any efforts to control the behavior of some of the homeless, certainly not all, but the ones causing all the trouble. He’s been quite public about his lack of support for any anti-aggressive panhandling ordinances.

For residents like Maryann Polizzi that is just completely unacceptable. And when Maier said at a City Commission meeting that peeing in public “was not that big a deal”, well, a lot of people got very upset about that too.

So to hear Maryann for yourself on this issue and others, show up at the Blue Front on December 7th and introduce yourself.