Wednesday, May 30, 2018

November 8th, 2016: Public was asked to speak in this City of Lake Worth. And that they did. Very loudly.

And everyone needs to remember what the
public said just over 1½ years ago.

Following the elections in November 2016, from Rick Christie, editor at The Palm Beach Post:

“Lake Worth is poised for some major upgrades following residents’ approval — by a whopping 69 percent. . .”

Below are two quotes by Mr. Christie, a reminder:

Stay focused on fixing our potholes, roads and sidewalks, infrastructure, transportation network and economic development in this City of Lake Worth.

The public spoke in 2016.

Result from City of Lake Worth’s Neighborhood
Road Bond from the General Election held
on November 6th, 2016.
“FOR BONDS”. Make no mistake, this was a very powerful message from the public to their elected leadership in this City of Lake Worth.

The public said,


“Tired about the condition of your
neighborhood roads?”
From Palm Beach Post editor Rick Christie, “A few quick takeaways from 2016 election”:

Lake Worth is poised for some major upgrades following residents’ approval — by a whopping 69 percent [emphasis added] — of a $40 million road repair bond; and a little help from the sales tax hike.” . . .

“But the other reason city residents may soon be dancing in those repaired streets is because of the penny increase in the sales tax. Part of the proceeds — about $540 million — over the next decade will be split among the county’s 39 municipalities.
     That could be another $10 million toward roads, parks and other infrastructure repair in the city. While officials in cities like Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton snubbed the sales tax largesse, Lake Worth did no such thing. And residents should reap the benefits.

And don’t forget the observations from the Post editorial board from back in 2014 about how badly a previous City administration neglected the needs of so many neighborhoods.

“[T]his is a testament. . .”:
“. . . to just how long previous commissions have ignored the city’s basic needs.”

Whilst roads in the City crumbled, “previous commissions” wasted millio
ns of dollars on shiny objects and ignored our roads and sidewalks.