Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Once again, as a public service, public meetings scheduled today through Thursday in City of Lake Worth.

The following public meetings are “Open to the Public” and anyone from the public can attend: CRA, HRPB, and Tree Board (please see bullet list below).

THIS IS THE BIG NEWS: After a huge public outcry, the Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) is meeting later this month after years of inactivity!

Find out more about the RAB at the end of this blog post. For a list of all the volunteer advisory boards in the City of Lake Worth click on this link. Thinking about becoming a volunteer board member? Use this link or contact Olivia Brown, the Volunteer Coordinator by email at: obrown@lakeworth.org

Anyhow, the meetings scheduled this week are:

  • CANCELLED. TONIGHT (Tuesday, April 10th) the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets at The HATCH at 1121 Lucerne Ave. at 6:00.
  • Then tomorrow (Wednesday) the Historic Resource Preservation Board (HRPB) meets at City Hall in the Commission chambers at 6:00.
  • The following day, on Thursday, April 12th, the Tree Board meets in the City Hall conference room at 5:30. And. . .

Then next month a whole bunch of people will show up at City Hall at a City Commission meeting all upset and saying the City Commission is not being transparent. People will say things like, “Nobody told me about an urgent care facility on N. Dixie Hwy near City Hall. You can never trust elected officials in Lake Worth. They’re always trying to sneak things past the public.”

On Tuesday, April 17th is the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Lake Worth City Commission. And it’s here that our elected officials have to hear those same old gripes over and over and over again.

A view of the dais at the City Commission earlier this week, on Tuesday, April 3rd.
From left to right: Vice Mayor Pro Tem Scott Maxwell, Commissioner Omari Hardy, Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Andy Amoroso, Commissioner Herman Robinson and City Attorney Glen Torcivia.

A view of the Commission chambers last Tuesday night:
At the far end of the dais is City Manager Michael Bornstein, the wall of commissions past and the present City Commission.

A wider view:
Lots of people are excited the Recreation Advisory Board may be coming back to life after a long hiatus. People stopped going because they stopped caring. How many of the public do you think will show up on Wednesday, April 18th, 6:00, at City Hall? More likely than not, not enough for a quorum.