Monday, February 27, 2017

“I think I’ll pass”, Lake Worth Commissioner McVoy said, and the public was left confused and worried.

Saying “I think I’ll pass” is nothing new for Commissioner Chris McVoy, PhD. He said close the same thing on August 29th, 2014, the day after the first bond vote failed, by just 25 votes. While everyone else kept working hard and find ways to fix our roads, this commissioner just sat on his hands and did nothing for over 2 years.

Ask McVoy about that when he comes knocking on your door asking for your vote on Election Day, March 14th.

Then leading up to the Neighborhood Road Bond referendum last November he played the role of obstructionist once again. After the referendum passed (by an overwhelming margin) he’s still trying to scuttle progress with all kinds of tactics and twisted logic. One of those illogical leaps is that potholes serve an important function: traffic calming? Ludicrous.

Even more absurd is suggesting the City isn’t considering a traffic calming component for the upcoming road improvements. Simply not true at all.

You can hear McVoy for yourself say, “I think I’ll pass” at the 1:40 mark in the video (see below). Here’s the transcript:

Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell: “Before I begin my comments I guess I’d like to ask Commissioner McVoy to speak with a more specific level of detail because it seems like something is weighing on his mind and I’d like to know what it is.”
Mayor Pam Triolo: “If you would like to Commissioner McVoy. You don’t have to.”
Commissioner McVoy, PhD: I think I’ll pass. I think people will figure it out on their own.”

[an audible mumbling can then be heard from throughout the Commission chambers]


This discussion occurred in 2016. The public was left on their own to figure out what McVoy was referring to and some speculated it was about how he thought he’d been treated disrespectfully or unfairly. Later that month responded with this blog post titled, More on “civility” and a stroll down memory lane: A mayor burned in effigy and names on bullets:

An image of Mayor Pam Triolo after the first bond vote to fix our roads failed, by just 25 votes, in August 2014. Not very “charming” is it?

Who exactly were the “Special interests” back in 2014? And if you would like to talk about civility, please, be my guest. Ever get your name on a bullet?

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