Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Are you a reporter? An editor? Confused about where Lake Worth is? Greenacres? Are you confused about Zip Codes too?

Below is a new video from the PBC Property Appraisers Office. They want to help you get your news reports accurate.

For example, the new YouTube video below will help reporters find out where a crime or incident actually occurred so as to avoid the editor(s) having to issue a correction like what happened to a beat reporter at The Palm Beach Post. And just recently, here’s another example, a double shooting ‘in Lake Worth’ that actually happened outside the City limits in suburban (unincorporated) Lake Worth just to the east of Greenacres.

Watch this short video a few times and you’ll
become an expert in no time at all:

Your Palm Beach County government wants to help everyone find their way around too. And along the way help people understand what city, town, or village one is actually in.

Or. . . Are you in a city, town, or village?

Maybe you’re actually in an unincorporated area in Palm Beach County. How can you find out for sure? It’s very easy. Click on this link for the “Boundary Maps” in Palm Beach County. Two examples are below to illustrate how these maps work.

Please read the captions below and
then refer to the maps.

Click on images to enlarge:
This first map is a small part of Central Palm Beach County. The white areas are called “unincorporated” (meaning outside the borders of a municipality).

This second map uses “zip codes”. Now you can understand why so many of your news reports are inaccurate. For example, zip code 33461 covers
just a small part of
“Lake Worth.

Despite what you hear and read repeatedly in the press and news media, John Prince Park is not
‘in Lake Worth’. That County park is located in whats called “suburban Lake Worth”.