Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who is “rushing” the Blueway Trail project? Please explain and tell us who they are.

At the next regular City Commission meeting there needs to be a “Resolution of Support” for the Blueway Trail.

At the City Commission meeting last night Commissioner Omari Hardy renewed his call once again for this to happen. Hardy is getting impatient and so are a lot of other people, including other commissioners.

Mayor Pam Triolo suggested last night there is a “rush” to get the Blueway Trail done and there are some “rushing”, overlooking the safety and concerns of others in our community. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just empty rhetoric. Nothing more. Nothing less.

The Blueway Trail is in the planning phase. The operational phase is a long way away. The estimate for the Blueway Trail project actually beginning, any phase of the project, is 3–5 years. Minimum. There is no “rush”. No one is “rushing”. And to suggest anything otherwise is just irresponsible.

Mayor Triolo knows what a resolution is and what a resolution is intended to do. The City of Lake Worth needs a “Resolution of Support” for the Blueway Trail at the very next City Commission meeting.

“[T]he Blueway Trail Project, there’s this very, very strong interest in that from our neighboring elected officials just like there’s strong interest from our residents here in Lake Worth.”
—Lake Worth Commissioner Omari Hardy, quote from his liaison report to the City Commission on May 16th.

Putting this off any longer is ludicrous. Here are some of the resolutions of support thus far for the Blueway Trail:
  • Palm Beach County.
  • City of Greenacres.
  • Town of Lake Clarke Shores.
  • City of Boynton Beach.
  • City of Riviera Beach.
  • Town of Haverhill.
  • Town of Hypoluxo.
  • Town of South Palm Beach.
Now is the time to rally around a project, an exciting one, that will bring many benefits to our City:

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