Saturday, April 14, 2018


You have to be on your best behavior next Tuesday at the Lake Worth City Commission.

We have a visitor:

Our State Senator-elect
Lori Berman!

On the agenda next Tuesday is Item 5B: “Legislative Update by Senator-elect Lori Berman”. And below is a special treat, a video of then-State Representative Berman.

When soon-to-be State Senator Lori Berman was State House Rep. Berman she — like School Board Member Erica Whitfield and County Commissioner (and former State Rep.) Dave Kerner — were and remain the three most frequent and highly visible elected leaders to visit the Lake Worth City Commission on a regular basis.

By the way, in the video below are two former Lake Worth commissioners. One is the former commissioner for District 2, Chris McVoy, PhD (wearing blue shirt, ruffled hair) and the other is former District 4 Commissioner Ryan Maier (dark suit jacket, dark shirt and wearing a tie).

Hope you enjoy this look back to when then-State Rep. Lori Berman visited the City Commission back in
May 2015 to give a legislative update:

Who is representing Districts 2 and 4 in this City of Lake Worth now?

Posted on Facebook last month
by District 2 Commissioner Hardy.

Click on image to enlarge:
Commissioner Herman C. Robinson represents the City’s District 4.

City of Lake Worth Commissioner Hardy and Commissioner Robinson are both running for re-election. Election Day is March 12th next year.

So. Are you considering running for a seat on the Lake Worth City Commission in 2019?

The two-week Qualifying Period begins on November 27th this year and ends on December 11th. But you can get your name on the ballot any time prior to November. Just stop by and visit the City Clerk on Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. or call 561-586-1662 and ask what you need to do to get your name on the ballot.

If you think you can do a better job than commissioners Hardy and Robinson, don’t be just another one of those ‘new’ voices that always seem to show up at the last minute. Be an involved voice and start learning more about this City NOW and start getting involved NOW. Attend Commission meetings, become a volunteer for a City board, start attending Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meetings, learn more about the Lake Worth Electric Utility and the City’s Water Utility, get involved with the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council (NAPC) and the League of Cities, call up Cpt. Baer and say you’re thinking of running next year and you would like a ride-along with a deputy some day in a neighborhood with crime problems, do some neighborhood cleanups, go to the Grey Mockingbird Garden and ask about community gardens, learn more about the role of County Commissioner Dave Kerner and State Rep. David Silvers and where the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) fits into all this and learn more about the impact of County Impact Fees, visit businesses and ask them what they need to be more successful and what the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County does and why the ‘bed tax’ is so important for small towns like the City of Lake Worth and try to understand what the Future Land Use Map is and the City Charter and zoning and variances and. . .

Pretty much do what Messrs. Omari Hardy and Herman C Robinson did to get elected.

And lastly, below is the YouTube video from March 17th, 2017, when then-Messrs. Omari Hardy and Herman C. Robinson were both Sworn In to represent the City of Lake Worth on the City Commission:

Then Messrs. Hardy and Robinson in 2016–2017, now commissioners Hardy and Robinson, “hit the ground running” last year when they were both elected.

They weren’t ‘new voices’ to the community.

Just saying. Enjoy the video: