Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The old City of Lake Worth in the rear view mirror. Keep your eyes on the New Lake Worth up ahead.

Hard to believe: City Manager Michael Bornstein was hired on April 16th, 2012.

It’s not unusual for some to feel a tinge of regret or maybe even misgivings for vociferously criticizing a former elected official, one who later went on to lose a bid for re-election. However, to put things in perspective, has one former commissioner in particular ever expressed any concern or misgivings for a new pothole that opened up on your street? Or ever lamented the fact that maybe if he was more involved, the LW2020 Bond referendum would have passed in 2014, with changes and additions to the plan more to his liking?

Nothing changed in 2016 either. For two years the roads, sidewalks, and our infrastructure continued to deteriorate. Because of this commissioner’s inaction and outright trouble-making the editor of The Palm Beach Post called him a “commission gadfly” and endorsed Mr. Omari Hardy instead.

If you want to do something positive, and focus on other things like the future of this little City then use this link. Soon this site will be updated with the phone numbers and email for Commissioner Omari Hardy and Commissioner Herman Robinson. Send each of them a note or a short phone call and congratulate them and ask how you can help.

And looking forward, City Manager Michael Bornstein was hired on April 16th, 2012. In a little over 3 weeks will be his 5 year anniversary working for this City. Send him a short note as well, just a quick “Thank You” for doing such a great job.

The “former commissioner” hinted at above liked to say, “he agreed with the majority 90% of the time.”

However, when he was most needed he sat on his hands and did nothing. Think of it this way: the City spends years investing and training an employee. Then on the one day the City counts on that person to do an important task, he or she calls in sick instead or just decides to take the day off and go home.

The job of a City commissioner is no different. The citizens and taxpayers expect and deserve more than just 90%.