Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Just a reminder.

On the subject of Code Enforcement here in the little City of Lake Worth.

First, was the Gulfstream Hotel ever sitting vacant because of Code Enforcement?

No. That’s complete nonsense. Maybe later on The Palm Beach Post will blame Code Enforcement for the weather and bridge openings too.

After beat reporter Kevin Thompson’s article about the Gulfstream Hotel in Jan. 2017 the Post backpedaled and fast. It was completely nonsensical to report blaming Code Enforcement for the problems ongoing with that hotel. The reaction if you recall was swift from both the public and the City’s electeds and staff.

And it was in September 2016, in response to another article about Code Enforcement, City Manager Michael Bornstein became “infinitely aggravated” and took Thompson to task and calling his news report, “egregious” and “incompetent”.

Soon thereafter the City hired a communications specialist. A coincidence? Draw your own conclusions.

Some City of Lake Worth history is in order:

Palm Beach Post article from October, 2005.

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Fast-forward 12 years later. . . at the City Commission on June 20th, 2017, there was a proclamation for “Code Enforcement Officers Week”. Those in attendance from the Code Dept. received the biggest applause I’ve heard in a long time at City Hall.

They deserve it.