Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spotted yesterday in Downtown Lake Worth:

Mr. Omari Hardy is challenging Comm. McVoy. Are you tired of all the false promises from McVoy? Like his promise to “pivot” and focus on “at-risk neighborhoods”?

What Commissioner Chris McVoy said about children, families, and “at-risk neighborhoods” at a City Commission meeting in May 2015 will surprise a lot of people. McVoy has a PhD. He reminds people all the time about that. He also is proud of his critical thinking skills as well.

But when McVoy’s critical thinking is most sorely needed he becomes the obstructionist instead. Following his re-election in 2015 this is what he said:

“It’s not an option for everybody to simply move. So we can’t walk away from things . . . I would like us to really focus on what are ways that we can change our neighborhoods, particularly the more at-risk ones in ways that people who continue to live in them, those kids growing up will do better.”

Back then we all welcomed McVoy’s “pivot” to this very important debate but in the 21+ months following his words from May of 2015 have not matched his actions.

Election day is just 13 days away, the day the public finally gets to be heard. Is it about time to pivot as a City and elect new representation for District 2?