Friday, August 25, 2017

Here come the PACs! Just in time for the March 2018 elections.

The latest new PAC in “Lake Worth” is the
Palm Beach County Green Party.

But there are a few problems the Supervisor of Elections office seems to have overlooked.

Click on image to enlarge:
The Zip Code is wrong and there are other problems. Hayden Drive is in the Town of Palm Springs,
not the City of Lake Worth.

The Zip Code on the treasurer’s report should be 33461. And another thing: there is an expenditure but this PAC shows “$0.00” in contributions. If you’re interested in learning more about this PAC go to the Supervisor of Elections office and ask to see the file.

To see the current list of Political Action Committees (PACs) here in Palm Beach County use this link to the Supervisor of Elections website. Imagine my surprise a few months back to find out two PACs in particular are no longer on the list. One of those not listed any longer is the “Forced To Farm” PAC.

Former Lake Worth Commissioner Suzanne Mulvehill, the champion of resiliency, sustainability, anti-development, etc., while an elected commissioner here in the City of Lake Worth later became Chair of the Forced to Farm PAC that was organized to loosen regulations on land development in the Ag Reserve. Try to wrap your head around that one.

And there’s another PAC that’s not on the list any more: Citizens Against Unfair Taxation (CAUT). You may recall the kerfuffle when the Chair of CAUT lost control at a City Commission workshop last year:

We learned at this City Commission workshop that because that Katie McGiveron's CAUT PAC scuttled the LW2020 bond to fix the roads and potholes BY JUST 25 VOTES in 2014 it will now cost $9 million more to fix the City’s roads.
     At the end of the City’s workshop McGiveron went completely nuts to the shock of nearly everyone in the chamber and the meeting was shut down. At one point Vice Mayor Maxwell was heard saying, “Is there a doctor in the house?

The CAUT PAC is no more:
CAUT may be gone, but there’s still the “Save Our Neighborhood” PAC:

A “Waiver of Report” from last year. Click on image to enlarge:
Use this link to download one of this PACs latest treasurer reports. By the way, where exactly is “Our Neighborhood” they’re trying to “Save”?