Thursday, July 26, 2018

City of Lake Worth press release: Parking rate at Beach rising from $2 to $3/hr. Goes into effect on August 1st.

The press release from the City is below.

But first, briefly. Two things. . .

Please note that on August 7th will be a very significant agenda item at the Lake Worth City Commission under “New Business”:

Item 12C: CPZ Beach Complex presentation, resulting from “RFQ 17-305 for Lake Worth Beach Complex Conceptual Plans Design, Cost Estimates & Construction Design and Construction Phase.”

So in the meantime, whilst everyone else is making up all kinds of wild speculation and writing stupid letters to the editor, take some time soon and contact your elected officials and thank them for all the hard work they are doing and ask how you can help.

And for those of you still left who think constructing another Olympic-sized pool for lap swimming at the Lake Worth Beach is a really good idea, consider this:

A family of four (two adults/two children) — let’s say from somewhere west of Dixie Hwy. — load up the car to go swimming at the City’s public pool. The cost to do that will be going up from $16 to $18.

Eighteen dollars for every single trip to a public pool at the Beach. For two hours. How many families on a tight budget can afford that? Taking a bus to the beach would cost somewhat less. But then there’s that $240,000 bus stop to consider, a topic of debate at the most recent Commission Budget Work Session. But we’ll leave that for another day.

Having a public pool or pools located somewhere else in this City makes a whole lot more sense from a public safety perspective, teaching children and young adults how to swim. To learn more about this topic click on this link.

Pardon the interruption.

Press release from the City of Lake Worth, Parking Division:

Larry D. Lightfoot, Parking Enforcement Manager.

City of Lake Worth Fee Parking/Pay By Plate Parking: Rate Increase for Parking at the Beach.

Lake Worth, Florida* — Effective August 1 the City of Lake Worth hourly rate for parking in all beach lots will increase from $2.00 to $3.00 per hour.

To provide a more user-friendly and simplified parking experience, the City of Lake Worth has also implemented a pay-by-plate parking management system in all beach and boat ramp lots. This system allows customers to pay for parking spaces by using their plate numbers at meters rather than having to note their space number.

Customers may also add time and pay for parking on their phones by using the Parkmobile app (download from Google Play or IOS App Store) which provides the convenience of not having to return to feed the meter.

The City of Lake Worth continues to explore new ways to better serve residents and visitors to ensure the Lake Worth Beach and the Lake Worth Casino Complex remain one of the top Palm Beach County public beach destinations.

*We are LAKE WORTH. A hometown City that is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service through a commitment to integrity, hard work and a friendly attitude. We strive to exceed the expectations of our citizens, our businesses, our elected officials and our fellow employees.”