Monday, June 5, 2017

Every now and then. . .


Every now and then a really good Letter to the Editor (LTE) about our little City of Lake Worth gets through the editorial process at The Palm Beach Post and makes the print edition, like this one:

“I urge prospective buyers to look into the abandoned home market for their families. In the city of Lake Worth, a charming, diverse and culturally rich area, there are hundreds of abandoned homes looking for someone to love them. Ask your Realtor to show you some.”

The editor(s) at the Post, as many of you are aware, have published some really dumb LTE’s about our City. Remember the one, “The Gulfstream Hotel should be taken back by the city. . .”? Perhaps that letter writer could have contacted the City to find out if that’s even possible? By the way, it’s not. The Gulfstream Hotel is private property.

In the excerpt above about “abandoned homes looking for someone to love them”, not all of these abandoned homes need tons of work to get them looking “charming” once again. And the more homes bought by families make less supply for others, like operators of sober homes for example, to come in and disrupt our neighborhoods.

A negative LTE, one full of complaints and grievances, for obvious reasons, will have more priority than upbeat, affirmative ones. But that shouldn’t dissuade anyone from taking 5–10 minutes to write a positive LTE. It’s true. Complaining about our City is a fun past-time sometimes and other times not so much. That will never change. However, if you write a positive letter about our City and it doesn’t get published? Email the letter to me at wesblackman@gmail.com and I’ll post it on this blog.

We can’t forget all the wonderful and uniquely charming things that happen here as well, every single day. Did you see the new Little Free Library in front of Fire Rescue’s building on Lucerne Ave. yet?

So get cracking on your LTE! It’s easy and there’s a little trick too. Use this link to learn how.

Thank You for visiting today!

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