Sunday, April 30, 2017

Did you miss this? News about Code Enforcement in the City of Greenacres in 2016.

Click on map of Central Palm Beach County:
When was the last time you read anything in the Post about code enforcement in the Village of Palm Springs? City of Greenacres?

About time for an update from the Post beat reporter: “Blight, eyesores addressed at special Greenacres workshop”?

“We want to try to clean everything up like they’re doing in Lake Worth.”
—Quote in The Palm Beach Post, May 4th, 2016. Read more about this below.

The article below surprised a lot of people last year, about the City of Greenacres and code enforcement. We don’t get much news from Greenacres any more even though that city faces many of the same issues our City of Lake Worth does. And guess what else our two cities share? The same beat reporter at the Post (see below for the reporter’s contact information).

Ever since the Post began publishing their Lake Worth Very Very Special Monday Collector Print Edition (LWVVSMCPE) last year, much of the local news outside the City of Lake Worth in Central Palm Beach County is going unreported in the print edition.

How many articles have been written to date about Code Enforcement in our City of Lake Worth? A lot. How many about Code in Greenacres? None since May of last year. Greenacres switched over to PBSO as well: How many news articles have you read about that?

If you live in Greenacres, below you’ll find information on how to locate your beat reporter. For example, there hasn’t been any news in the print edition about the switch to PBSO in almost a year, hardly any news about the recent elections, or any news at all about what is happening at the Greenacres Town Council.

Maybe a good place to start would be an update from the Post about this situation:

It’s no secret the Greenacres City Council has been splintered for some time. But for 90 minutes, at a special workshop Monday, the council, along with other city officials, played nice to talk about issues of blight and neglect in the city’s original section.

Below are more interesting quotes from the article:

“We want to try to clean everything up like they’re doing in Lake Worth.”
—Quote. Greenacres Deputy Mayor Jonathan Pearce [now former Mayor Pearce; Joel Flores is the mayor now].

and there’s more. . .

     “District I Councilwoman Lisa Rivera led the wide-ranging meeting, which covered everything from trash inside newspaper vending machines to unsightly medians along Lake Worth Road to pitch black streets on Haverhill Road.
     Several city department heads and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on hand to answer questions from Rivera on why her district looks the way it looks.”

and lastly. . .

     “Rivera is also concerned that many of the businesses in her district, which runs from the L-10 Canal south to the L-15 Canal, and from Military Trail west to South 57th Avenue, look like they should be in a flea market, with their garish colors and tacky banner signs.
     ‘It looks horrid,’ Rivera said.”

So. Do you live in Greenacres? Hoping to get more of your community and city news into the print edition at the Post? Here is how you contact your beat reporter:

“IN FOCUS” where? LAKE WORTH?
Remember this “IN FOCUS: LAKE WORTH”? This RaceTrac isn’t in Lake Worth. It’s located in Palm Springs.

“I hang out at RaceTrac a lot because it’s a good, clean, and inviting place to plug in my laptop when I’m working in and around Lake Worth, [emphasis added] something I’m now doing four days a week — a new mandate from our editors to fully embed ourselves in the communities we cover.”

“. . . fully embed ourselves in the communities we cover.”? If you live in Greenacres and are scratching your head right about now, well, join the club.

Anyhow, below is the contact information for your local beat reporter. Good Luck! and hope to see more news about Greenacres in the print edition some time soon about code enforcement, and PBSO, as well as what’s going on with politics in your fine city:
  • Email: kthompson@pbpost.com
  • 561-820-4573

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