Sunday, December 18, 2016

Good advice from Wellington reporter Matt Morgan for residents and business owners in the little City of Lake Worth.

Remember, the LWVVSMCPE comes out again tomorrow. So why is Lake Worth so special and other cities like Greenacres and Palm Springs aren’t? That’s never been explained.

First, will we be treated to this headline in tomorrow’s print edition of Lake Worth’s Very Very Special Monday Collector Print Edition (LWVVSMCPE) about this important issue: Lake Worth’s ordinance prohibiting packaged alcohol sales after 10:00 p.m.:

“Lake Worth commissioner: Booze ban is working”

The headline should read:

“Lake Worth vice mayor: Alcohol ordinance is working”

Headline writing is a big weakness at the Post and serious news readers would just scratch their heads over use of the word, “booze”. It’s probably now left to the janitors at night to be the “acolytes of alliteration” for headlines in the next day’s paper after more staff cuts.

Anyhow, now for the good advice from Wellington reporter Matt Morgan. He penned this item about an issue that’s no longer an issue any more. That “sidewalk” in Wellington is no longer a problem. The problem is some people weren’t paying attention. 

. . . a couple weeks later, people started showing up to meetings saying they didn’t want it [the sidewalk]. I got calls from locals asking my help to stop the project.
     It was too late.
     The time for telling the council they didn’t want the sidewalk was long over. It’s a lesson on why it’s important to pay attention to what is happening in your town.

[and. . .]

     Make your own decision whether you want it, and tell your elected officials. They represent you and want to hear what you have to say.
     Think this will be a great way to build on a vacant property, raising the home values of the surrounding neighborhoods? Tell them that.

[and. . .]

     If you show up a month after the project is approved and tell the council that you don’t want it, you waited too long. [emphasis added]

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