Friday, March 10, 2017

Debunked: Commissioner Chris McVoy’s ‘popularity’ with voters since first being elected in 2010.

Consider Commissioner McVoy a multi-year, double-blind (pardon the pun) experiment. Does the City of Lake Worth (or any city for that matter), need someone with a PhD on the Commission? After 7 years the results are in. No. We don’t.

One reason why McVoy is so unprepared and late for City Commission meetings all the time:

McVoy is counting on good luck to get re-elected next Tuesday running on coattails of the majority on the City Commission. He’s not trying to stir things up, “lying low” in the muck for endangered gadflies (Obstructicanus mcvoyticus) in the Everglades.

It’s important to remember that for McVoy to get re-elected again he’s counting on “name recognition” and a very low voter turnout. Some think McVoy is not beatable. Not true at all. Especially after what he said at the City Commission on Jan. 24th, his latest silly reason for opposing last November’s bond referendum.

Photo taken soon after the new Casino opened in 2012. Comm. McVoy (center, beaming) now thinks all the problems at our Beach can be fixed with “coats of paint and whatnot”. Recognize anyone else from a previous City administration?

McVoy was first elected in 2010. For some perspective, it was in 2010 a man rose from obscurity named Conan O’Brien and became big news, something about late night TV.

McVoy was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2015. In 2015 he received 1,636 votes. That’s it. How does an incumbent win with only 1,636 votes? His campaign succeeded in suppressing the vote by going so negative a lot of voters got disgusted and stayed home.

Following the landslide re-elections of Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, and Commissioner Andy Amoroso in March of 2016 and the road bond referendum later that year in November there aren’t many “hot button” issues like baked ziti and McVoy’s false accusations of Sunshine Law violations.
So McVoy is hoping to skate sideways—or put another way—flitter like a gadfly into another 2 year term on the City Commission. All because of the hard work and successes of everyone else on the City dais, not anything he’s done.

Interestingly, at the Commission meeting on Jan. 10th McVoy brought up the issue of term limits:

Isn’t one of the reasons for term limits to get new, fresh ideas from the City Commission?