Thursday, October 3, 2013

Letters: In Delray Beach, CRA and nonprofits were part of... |

The CRA haters here, and there are a few, seem to be more afraid of success than anything else. And, no, we don't want to be another Delray. But we do want to be a better Lake Worth. Click title for link to a letter to the Editor of the Palm Beach Post. Here is a bit of it.
Every city is different, and should be free to innovate and find the best way forward. For Delray Beach, the arts were a path to prosperity and an enhanced quality of life. Many are attracted by the climate created through a progressive partnership with the city, the CRA, the business community, residents and nonprofits. The CRA had the wisdom in Delray Beach to promote the historical and cultural fabric of its past while building a new future.
Delray Beach is a model because we have worked together. To wit, Delray Beach won an All-America City award in 1993 and again 2001, was named The Most Livable Community in America in 1993 and, just recently, Rand McNally and USA Today named Delray Beach the Most Fun Small Town in America. We are the envy of municipalities across America, and the CRA has been an invaluable partner in our success. The collaboration works.