Sunday, July 15, 2018

“Being a politician, I know how motivating it can be when the public is outraged.”

—Quote. February 2015, Margrethe Vestager. Danish politician serving as European Commissioner for Competition.

“I know how motivating it can be
when the public is outraged.”

Have you ever read about what happened in the City of Lake Worth on September 26th, 2016
On the very night of the first Clinton/Trump debate some predicted a small crowd at the Scottish Rite for a public meeting about so-called ‘sober homes’. They were wrong. Why? One big reason was because the month earlier. . .

On August 17th, 2016, at a Lake Worth City Commission meeting, everyone heard loud and clear Mayor Pam Triolo’s proclamation declaring August 31st to be “Overdose Awareness Day”.

Please note that in this City people’s lives are still being destroyed — and others are still dying — due to opioids, heroin and other illegal drugs.

To learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day click on this link:
It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

Just as a reminder.
Once again. . .

Tough words from Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo:
A “Proclamation” about heroin, the opioid epidemic, and so-called ‘sober homes’.

Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo didn’t hold back in August 2016 (see YouTube video below) following the proclamation: “Item 5B: Proclamation declaring August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day”.

The video is less than 4 minutes. At the 1:50 mark she finishes reading the prepared words, pauses, and then has her thoughts. To say it hits hard is an understatement. I was there taking this video and you could feel the emotion in the room.

Please share this video with your friends, family, and neighbors. Send the video to people up north who may believe they’re sending family members to Florida for treatment of addictions. It’s not always the case. Many of them will never return home.

Last year on this blog wrote,
Maybe Mayor Triolo’s “Proclamation” will save someone’s life some day.

I think in many ways, considering all the hard work by the public and the City of Lake Worth and PBSO as well over the last 1½ years following that proclamation, the mayor’s wish has come true for many in this City.

Note the empty seat in the video below. Then-Commissioner Chris McVoy, PhD, was absent for this Commission meeting, an all-too-common sight back then. On the right (wearing dark jacket) is former Commissioner Ryan Maier who opted not to run for re-election in 2017. Those two seats on the City Commission are now occupied by District 2 Commissioner Omari Hardy and District 4 Commissioner Herman C. Robinson, respectively. 

Please share this video.
Once again, at the 1:50 mark following the proclamation, Mayor Triolo shares her thoughts: