Monday, May 22, 2017

Suitable for framing, place where everyone can see it as a reminder: Stay focused on fixing our roads, potholes, and infrastructure.


Remember the words below (copy, paste, then send to printer) next time someone tries to convince you a pool at the Beach is THE most important issue (it’s not) in our City of Lake Worth, from Palm Beach Post editor Rick Christie, “A few quick takeaways from 2016 election”:

Lake Worth is poised for some major upgrades following residents’ approval — by a whopping 69 percent [emphasis added] — of a $40 million road repair bond; and a little help from the sales tax hike.” . . .

“But the other reason city residents may soon be dancing in those repaired streets is because of the penny increase in the sales tax. Part of the proceeds — about $540 million — over the next decade will be split among the county’s 39 municipalities.
     That could be another $10 million toward roads, parks and other infrastructure repair in the city. While officials in cities like Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton snubbed the sales tax largesse, Lake Worth did no such thing. And residents should reap the benefits.”

And don’t forget the observations from the Post editorial board from back in 2014 about how badly a previous City commission neglected the needs of so many neighborhoods, “[T]his is a testament. . .”:

Remember. It was left to the majority elected in 2012 to put this City back on track. While the roads in the City crumbled the previous administration wasted millions of dollars on “shiny objects”.

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