Monday, June 26, 2017

Keep the faith, Greenacres and Palm Springs, your time will come.

What will it take for the City of Greenacres to get a beat reporter from The Palm Beach Post covering their local government news? If you didn’t know, Greenacres is the same size in land area as the City of Lake Worth and has a higher population as well. How much do you know about the Village of Palm Springs? If you read the Post, not very much.

If the Post has so many resources why devote so much attention to just the City of Lake Worth? Are cities west of us just “flyover County” to the editor at the Post?
Aren’t you interested in what’s happening between the City of Lake Worth and the Village of Wellington?

The print edition of The Palm Beach Post’s Lake Worth Very Very Special Monday Collector Print Edition (LWVVSMCPE) is tomorrow. Every Monday. Each and every Monday. Do you live in Greenacres and need phone number for the Lake Worth sewer department? Parks and recreation? That’s right. You’ll find it every Monday in the Post.

Why can’t Greenacres and Palm Springs be special every now and then?
Every Monday the little 6-square-mile City of Lake Worth is highlighted along with much larger cities. Greenacres is a little city too. So is Palm Springs.

If you’ve been paying attention, read this blog, or get The Lake Worth Herald you have a real good idea what’s going on in Lake Worth. But imagine you live in Greenacres and have been trying everything to get the attention of a Post beat reporter. You grab that morning’s paper and it’s the LWVVSMCPE again. Really?

This question is certainly being pondered by residents, City governments, and politicians in Greenacres, Palm Springs, Atlantis, Lake Clarke Shores, and other cities as well.

Six square miles. Six. 6. That’s the size of the City of Lake Worth. Palm Beach County is 2,386 square miles. Lake Worth is 0.25% of that. Lake Worth’s percentage of the County population? 0.0026. That’s it. However, if you’re a regular reader of The Palm Beach Post you’d think this City is a much bigger player on the stage. It’s not. We’re a blip compared to our neighbor to the north, West Palm Beach.

So. Do you live in Greenacres? Palm Springs? Have news you would like to see published in the Post? You’ll just have to keep working hard to get some attention and maybe some day soon you’ll get your Special Day in The Palm Beach Post.

Just not Monday.