Saturday, June 3, 2017

Thanks to Gov. Scott, yesterday was not a good day for our City of Lake Worth.

But our elected leaders need to turn those frowns upside down at the City Commission meeting next Tuesday.

Gov. Scott’s veto pen gutted our City’s Park of Commerce (POC) from the state budget. Again. This is the third time. Learned of this yesterday from a City commissioner.

If you’ve been following the news, other items as well were vetoed that would have given our City a big economic boost. So next Tuesday at the City Commission meeting we’re all going to hear the same speech from the same one’s we’ve all heard too many times before.

But this time those remarks about what the governor did need to be very brief. There’s too much work to do.

If at any time our City needs leadership, it’s now.

No more mixed messages coming from City Hall. There are major items coming up that will give our City major help fixing our budget woes and money gaps. All of these have to be given serious consideration.

Everyone on the City Commission was elected to make decisions. And many of those decisions will be very hard. If you oppose it, tell us why. Don’t delay just for the sake of delay. Don’t try and create more boards and levels of decision-making that delay things for weeks or even months at a time.

Our City has major problems. But our City also has incredible opportunities as well. It’s in times like these when the leaders lead. The public will be watching very closely.