Saturday, May 12, 2012

This from a vigilant reader...

"Go to this link and see just how much time our Commissioner is getting on the agenda in Bonn, Germany.  It is a whooping 12 minutes, NOT the 1 1/2 hours she claimed it was going to be.   As I figure it, if the City is paying (let's say) $3000 for this trip, then the laughable presentation is running us $250.00 per minute.  There is nobody or conference worth that kind of money with little to no return-on-investment identified.  Besides, only 400 participants are planning to attend the whole conference.  I expect 20-25 people will attend this session.  Conferences like this one will have people coming and going since there are concurrent sessions running at the same time.  No wonder the City of Lake Worth is in financial straits."

And let's not forget about Commissioner Mulvehill's vast accomplishments - from the program:

Suzanne Mulvehill is an elected official in Lake Worth, Florida, USA. She was elected to a progressive majority in 2008 and re-elected in 2010 where she assumed a leadership role and initiated and/or supported more than $100 million in new projects and infrastructure. Suzanne has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, is a sustainable business and economic development consultant, an experienced presenter, and author of two books.

Perhaps the city should use the rest of the travel budget to purchase a 250 gross of air sickness bags - one for each of our 36,000 residents.

Update from our World Traveler!

Check it out!  We wait for her report to the City Commission with breathless anticipation.  She might want to reconsider the use of commas to separate the cities listed here or else you might think that she considers Costa Rica a city...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

EXCLUSIVE - Commissioner Mulvehill delivers her presentation in Bonn!

Resilient Cities Conference Program - Click here

Commissioner Mulvehill's presentation is on Sunday, May 13th at 4:30 p.m. - German time.  I wonder if it will be streamed or archived on the web?  It's also interesting to see who else is attending and what will be talked about.

Here is a video from last year's conference:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Watch the Video Of Obama Standing Up for Marriage Equality |

Yeah!  Click title for link.

From the desk of Commissioner Suzanne Mulvehill comes this!

Presentation in Bonn, Germany

Dear Mayor and fellow Commissioners, (via e-mail)

I am pleased to share with you a copy of the presentation I have prepared for the Resilient Cities conference in Bonn, Germany. I would really appreciate your feedback as it has been a collective effort to take our city to the next level and gain international attention and exposure.

I thank you for the opportunity to represent Lake Worth in Germany. I'll do my best to make you proud.

Most Sincerely,


Click here for PowerPoint Presentation

This is how Commissioner Mulvehill will be representing the city at this international conference on sustainability.  She asked the rest of the Commission for "consensus" that she be able to go and use their city travel money to do so.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Raft Race Committee and Garden Meeting

Mango Groves Neighborhood Association Update

Mango Groves is participating in the Lake Worth Grunge Raft Race held over the Independence Day weekend in Bryant Park.   This year's theme is Broadway Musicals.   Our choice (so far) is Priscilla Queen of the Desert.   We are looking for people who would like to participate in building and planning the float, participating in the race, or just the crew, or the cheering section.   This event is a fun highlight of the neighborhood activities in my book, and I look forward to see what we produce (and if it floats!!)  There will be a planning meeting next week (most likely Monday eveningMay 14th).   Please email us if you would like to take part. More details to follow.

For many of our residents, hurrican season is a worry, and as we plan ahead,
Lake Worth Tree Board presents its final lecture series:
Preparing your yard for Hurricane Season
This Wednesday, May 9th 7:00 pm
Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth Ground Maintenance Supervisor David McGrew will give details on the right way to clean up landscaping before hurricane season begins.
Refreshments will be served

The Peggy Adams/PetSmart $100,000 Grant is also still available for those who live in 33460 who need help getting their cats spayed or neutered for just a $10 copay.  Contact Peggy Adams HSPB at 561 472 8812 for details.  Feral cats can also be dropped off on a walkin basis.  One of our members owns a trap, and can help out if anybody would like to pursue trapping feral cats in their area.

Please note that our next meeting will be on the third Thursday of the month at Compass at 7pm (May 17th).  Details to follow.

For those who may want to participate:
The City of Lake Worth is currently seeking volunteers to serve on City Boards with vacancies, as follows:
Board of Trustees Employees’ Retirement System
Board of Trustees Firefighters’ Pension Trust Fund
Board of Trustees Police Retirement System
Historic Resources Preservation Board
City Recreation Board
City Tree Board
Community Redevelopment Agency
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals
Finance Advisory Board
Library Board
Planning & Zoning/Nuisance Abatement/Sign Appeals Boards
Sister City Board
If you are interested in serving on the above Boards, please visit the City Clerk’s Office at 7 North Dixie Highway for a Volunteer Advisory Board Application or download the application from the City of Lake Worth’s website at For further information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 586-1662. All applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, May 25, 2012, at 5pm.
Special Meetings will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 and Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM to interview those board applicants who applied for membership.
City of Lake Worth, Florida
Pamela J. Lopez, City Clerk

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Lake Worth City Manager Bornstein to meet residents

Our former, best-city-manager-ever, refused to meet with neighborhood associations because of what she called hostility directed at her.  Thank goodness we have someone in this position that is not all about them - but about the community.  Click title for link.

Dalai Lama

"The quality of everything we do: our physical actions, our verbal actions, and even our mental actions, depends on our motivation. That's why it's important for us to examine our motivation in our day to day life. If we cultivate respect for others and our motivation is sincere, if we develop a genuine concern for others’ well-being, then all our actions will be positive."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super Moon Rise Lake Worth Beach - 5/5/12

Bill and I rode our bikes to the beach last night in time to see the full moon rise.  We weren't alone - many people had the same idea and were lined up along the seawall.  Lots of cameras and families of all descriptions.  Here are a few more stills that I took while we were there.