Thursday, December 15, 2016

Just in case you missed this from yesterday

Now that commissioners Ryan Maier & Chris McVoy have decided to run for re-election. . .

. . . when the editor at The Palm Beach Post took a good, long, honest look at the City of Lake Worth’s leadership, even he came to the same conclusion the voters in the City did last March. The editor wrote:

Lake Worth’s “leadership has kept its eyes on the right goals. . .”

The voters in Lake Worth re-elected Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, and Commissioner Andy Amoroso by landslide margins last March.

It’s been nine months since the elections last March and watching things shake out is extraordinarily heartening. The community, supporters of the re-elected majority along with many former critics are coalescing and debating the issues of the day. The City Commission, unfortunately, doesn’t yet reflect the community mood ergo all those 3-2 votes with commissioners Ryan Maier and Chris McVoy dissenting on so many issues. The good news is another election is coming up next March; Maier and McVoy are both up this time.

There will always be those few in denial or still shell-shocked who will act like the elections last March and the referendum last November 8th never happened, throwing out things like ‘secret meetings’ nonsense, insinuations of wrongdoing, distraction tactics. . . same stuff, different day in Lake Worth. Some things will never change.

Remember the image and words above next time you see one of those ridiculous editorials or ‘satirical’ Frank Cerabino articles, a bizarre letter to the editor, or news article spun this way or that. They’ll all get a collective case of amnesia heading into the elections next March regarding their papers’ glowing endorsement of the majority on the City Commission. . . but no one else will who is paying attention and involved here in this City.

This is an exciting time to be in Lake Worth. There is much good news and great things happening all the time. All kinds of positive changes are going on, community and neighborhood meetings all the time, and problems that once seemed intractable now are manageable and being discussed like a healthy community should. Attend all the City meetings you can, keep involved, and above all: Stay Excited!