Saturday, May 31, 2014

Super Cool Time Lapse Video - Control Burn of 226 South C Street today...

Controlled burn today at 226 South ‘C’ Street

City of Lake Worth votes to spend millions to fix roadway problems - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories

Channel 12 does a report on the Lake Worth 2020 Plan. The Mayor is interviewed. The ballot language is on the agenda for this coming regular City Commission meeting on Tuesday. Click title for link. This is what Mayor Triolo is saying on Facebook today.

Florida hurricane tax holiday May 31 to June 8 -

Take heed! Click title for link.

Free baseball game, and health screenings, planned for June 7 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter | Northern Palm Beach County

Look what can come with a baseball stadium - health screenings and people actually having fun. We obviously can't have that here. It may even prompt "face painting." Oh my! Click title for link.
Baseball fans can watch a free game and get free health screenings June 7 at Roger Dean Stadium. The game between the Palm Beach Cardinals and the Clearwater Threshers is scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m.
Jupiter Medical Center plans to host a health fair beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the concourse. Screenings blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and health risk assessments are scheduled.
The event, scheduled to mark the end of the school year, includes chances for fans to win tickets to Disney World. Face painting, balloon sculpting and other events are planned. Fireworks are scheduled at the end of the game.

Cycle helmets are useless, says brain surgeon - Telegraph

A controversial point-of-view to be sure. Strange theory about how far cars stay away from people with helmets and those that don't wear them. I would point out that you can fall without an automobile being involved - like wet drawbridge grates. Click title for link.
Research conducted by Dr Ian Walker, a professor of traffic psychology at the University of Bath, showed that motorists drove around 8cm closer when overtaking cyclists with helmets.
He suggested that drivers think helmeted cyclists are more sensible, predicable and experienced, so therefore the driver doesn't need to give them much space when overtaking.
Non-helmeted cyclists, especially non helmeted "women" are less predictable and experienced, according to this study and so motorists give them more room.
However, Mr Marsh's comments are likely to anger cycling safety campaigners, who believe that helmets provide essential protection on Britain's busy and narrow roads.

Editorial: How All Aboard Florida could improve life along the... |

Strong editorial stance by the Palm Beach Post on the benefits of All Aboard Florida and the potential to move more freight traffic to the western CSX tracks. That is where the current Tri-Rail and Amtrak operate. Being farther from population centers, the impact of freight on this corridor would be less. I'm not sure about the likeliness of the possibility. Kim Delaney of Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, in her presentation to our City Commission thought it would be a fight. Click title for link.
Freight trains are longer, noisier and heavier than passenger trains, and they already run every day along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks where the All Aboard Florida service is envisioned. No one in South Florida is a stranger to their hassles. Yet even though passenger trains have far fewer negative effects, it’s the plan for passenger trains that is facing intense opposition from residents in northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
This has it exactly backward. If regional planners and some state officials get their way, the All Aboard Florida project could prove the best bet for reducing the number of freight trains along the FEC tracks, which is a much better way to improve quality of life along the corridor. With freight traffic expected to increase as the Panama Canal is widened and the Port of Miami deepened, it’s a good time to devise better plans for controlling that impact on the hundreds of communities that grew up around the FEC tracks.

Lake Okeechobee ready for rainy season |

Good news that the fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee may not be needed this year. Last year's high lake levels caused the need for fresh water releases that damage estuaries on the east and west coasts. Click title for link.
After record-breaking rains polluted waterways and threatened the dike around Lake Okeechobee last year, the Army Corps of Engineers wants it known that south Florida is entering the rainy season with the lake 9 inches lower than it was at this time last year.
Today the lake stands at 12.49 feet above sea level, the lowest since before flooding caused by Tropical Storm Isaac in 2012. On this date last year, the lake was at 13.27.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Traffic Advisory - Town of Palm Beach - Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project

This 0.66-mile Design/Build project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge with a new bascule bridge connecting the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach over the Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Flagler Drive overpass will be replaced with an “at-grade” intersection. New lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, drainage, and landscaping are also included. The Design/Build team for this project is PCL Civil Constructers and Hardesty & Hanover. New Millennium Engineering, Inc. provides Construction Engineering and Inspection services on behalf of FDOT. Active construction began on Sept. 10, 2012, and will last until early 2017. The estimated construction cost is $94.2 million.

Restriction: The Flagler Memorial Bridge is closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until Nov. 1, 2014. During this closure, drivers are being detoured to the Royal Park Bridge to cross the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Restriction: A new traffic pattern is in place at the intersection of Flagler Drive and the Royal Park Bridge. Drivers going south on Flagler Drive cannot turn left to go east on the Royal Park Bridge and drivers going west over the Royal Park Bridge cannot turn left to go south on Flagler Drive. These restrictions will be strictly enforced and will remain in place while the Flagler Memorial Bridge is closed. The following detours are in place: 
Drivers going south on Flagler Drive who want to go east over the Royal Park Bridge should take S. Dixie Highway to Okeechobee Boulevard and go east on Okeechobee Boulevard to cross the Royal Park Bridge. 
Drivers going west on the Royal Park Bridge who want to go south on Flagler Drive should continue west to S. Dixie Highway, go south on S. Dixie Highway to Okeechobee Boulevard, and go east on Okeechobee Boulevard to Flagler Drive. 
Restriction: The outside northbound lane on Flagler Drive will be closed as needed between 3 Street and 6 Street, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At least one northbound lane will remain open at all times. Drivers should watch for trucks entering and exiting the work zone. 

Marine Restrictions: The Flagler Memorial Bridge spans are in the “open” position with no anticipated impacts to marine traffic. Restrictions and openings at the Royal Park Bridge and Southern Boulevard Bridge have been adjusted as follows: The Royal Park Bridge opens once per hour at 15 minutes past the hour with no openings from 7:31 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends and Federal holidays, the bridge opens twice per hour at 15 minutes past the hour and 45 minutes past the hour. The Southern Boulevard Bridge opens twice per hour on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour with no openings from 7:31 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends and Federal holidays, the bridge opens twice per hour on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour. Information is published in the Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners at   

For information about the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project, please visit the project website: or contact Public Information Officer Tish Burgher by phone at (561) 702-9096 or email at

Again, my imagination gets ahead of itself...

Attention Class! We have a lesson...

Pleased to be at the McMow Art Glass table this morning...

Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo with Shanon and Phil Materio
...for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, 2014 Business Awards Breakfast. Our own Lake Worth business owner and West Palm Beach City Commissioner Shanon Materio was honored as being a finalist for the Small Business Person of the Year. Mayor Pam Triolo was their to lend her support and wave flag Lake Worth. Both did us proud. Unfortunately, Shanon lost out to Gary Lesser of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC this year. All the finalists were worthy contenders. Congratulations on your nomination and I was glad to be a guest at your table.

This morning's sunrise clouds...

The Stanton Years

On April 4, 2011 former City Manager Susan Stanton in a City workshop evaluating her performance, stated, following 727 days in the job:

“I still believe that I have the necessary skills, passion and energy to professionalize Lake Worth’s City government to make it a positive environment for businesses and residents to thrive and prosper. Lake Worth is a community which has not been able to fully take advantage of all its untapped assets and natural resources.  Most of all, Lake Worth is a city in desperate need of an involved City Manager who can bond to the community and sustain an effective management team capable of improving City services for the many critical years ahead.”

Prescient, she was.

She was fired 246 days later.

Our current city manager, Michael Bornstein, has been on the job for 773 days.

On June 3, 2012, Willie Howard, a Palm Beach Post reporter quoted Lake Worth resident Barbara Jean Weber as saying, "it might take a year on the job before Bornstein's effectiveness can be measured." Ms. Weber went on to say, quoted by Mr. Howard, "Michael Bornstein seems to be a happy soul and seems to be happy with the job, I suspect his stamina has not yet been tested."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pics of Channel 5's Steve Weagle in front of Dave's Last Resort today

For the past several years, Channel 5's Steve Weagle rides from Sebastian to Boca Raton to benefit the Red Cross and draw attention to hurricane season which begins June 1.

From the Lake Worth CRA

This Saturday (May 31st), Palm Beach Fire Rescue Academy will be conducting a controlled burn of an abandoned residential structure in Lake Worth. The location of the event is 226 South ‘C’ Street. The event will begin at 7am and end at 7pm. Portions of South ‘C’ Street may be closed during the event. There is no need to call 911 regarding the burning of this structure.

Secret McConnell Recording: Tea Party Lost Primaries Because It “hasn’t learned to conceal its racism” | National Report

MUST READ. Click title for link.

Post Editorial Board Member Andrew Marra on Facebook today:

Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association

Greetings friends and neighbors,


Our next meeting will be held on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00pm. We will be meeting in the Guatemalan Center at 430 N. G street.

This meeting will include voting in our board of directors for this year. Applicants so far are Raquel McInnis, Phil Materio, and Joseph Furner. If anyone else is interested please notify us before or at the meeting.

Hope to see you all there,


Former City Manager Stanton's Self-Evaluation from April 13, 2011

“I wish I had fully understood and appreciated how divisive my decision to reduce code enforcement staff would be in the community when I proposed doing so in the FY 2009 budget. Cutting code enforcement as a newly hired City Manager sent the wrong signal to the community... at the wrong time... for the wrong reason… in the wrong way.”
City Manager Susan Stanton from her “Top Ten disappointments for FY 2010” from a “self evaluation” given at a City workshop on April 13th, 2011.

“Canvas and Clay” Reception 6-9pm - Friday June 20,2014

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery, Featuring Lake worth artists Jill Karlin Butler and Tracy Rosof’ Petersen. They are true humanitarians, who give back to the community with their talent and achievement’s.

Our gallery is home to 25 local artists. Please join us for an evening of art and refreshments!

Pleading the Fifth: Rick Scott’s Climate Change Denial

And so it goes. Our governor is quoted in headlines from around the state saying that he's "not a scientist." Click title for link.

Greenfield, California - no model for dispensing information

Property values boost Palm Beach County tax base 6.9 percent |

Check out the interactive map that shows performance by zip code. We should be pleased to know that the 33460 zip code has increased in value by 36.1% since the bottom of the recession to October 2013. From the article:
Palm Beach County’s tax base grew by nearly 6.9 percent in 2013, climbing higher than Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits originally projected, according to new estimates released this morning.
Last month, Nikolits and his staff said they expected this year’s valuation, which is based on real and tangible property values as of Jan. 1, to grow by nearly 5.4 percent. Today’s estimate surpassed that projection, showing that taxable property values countywide increased from nearly $130 billion on the first day of 2013 to $138.8 billion on the first day of 2013.
The final numbers will be out July 1st. Maybe they will be higher than the 8.2% annual increase that was predicted earlier for the city of Lake Worth? This Sun-Sentinel article breaks it down even further and a rise of 8.7% is now projected for Lake Worth! That is over the average 6.86% increase for all Palm Beach County municipalities.

League of Women Voters blasts charter schools | Extra Credit

No surprise here. And we also have to be watchful of the "school choice" program which would allow parents to choose which public school their children would go to regardless of where they live. Transportation costs would increase whether incurred by the school or individual families dropping their kids off everyday at a distant school. The carbon footprint would be huge as a result. Click title for link to article:
A year long study by the statewide League of Women Voters released this week blasted charter schools in Florida, saying nearly a quarter of them face financial problems that force them to close and arguing for more control over them.
“Charter schools could fill a niche in Florida’s educational spectrum, but for many, their biggest contribution may be to corporate bottom lines,” said Deirdre Macnab, President of the League of Women Voters of Florida in a press release accompanying the release of their report. The League examined charter schools in 28 counties using surveys.
The study report from the League argues that charter schools a third of charter schools are run by for profit companies, that charter schools cherry pick and screen out students who are not likely to be successful and that charter schools exacerbate school segregation.


Interesting list, click title for link for more about the Florida state parks that made the list. Click here for complete national list. Here is a review of the five from Florida in the top ten.
Five Florida locations made the top 10 in the Take Me Fishing List of 100 Family-Friendly Places to Boat and Fish, four of which are Florida State Parks. The four parks and their corresponding rankings are Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key (2), Skyway Fishing Pier State Park in St. Petersburg (3), Lake Kissimmee State Park in Lake Wales (5) and Blue Spring State Park in Orange City (8). Lake Talquin State Park in Tallahassee also made the list, coming in at 21. Everglades National Park in Homestead ranked number 4.

Viewpoint: U.S. Can Learn from Florida Climate Change Response

It's real for us, but not in Tallahassee or Washington, D.C. for that matter. Other than being part of the four County compact, I'd like to know how Lake Worth is responding to issues like storm drainage and potable water wells and how it relates to or is reflected in the Lake Worth 2020 Plan. Click title for link. From the article:
"Florida’s state and national politicians, including Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, are free to question whether climate change exists. Local officials don’t have that luxury. When it floods, people call city hall.

The need for a practical response, requiring both pumping stations and political cooperation, makes South Florida ground zero (sea zero?) in the debate over climate change. Its public officials, elected and otherwise, are showing how adaptation is not only necessary but also possible.

Miami Beach, for example, is installing 80 underground pumps to deal with the increasingly frequent “sunny-day floods” that inundate the western side of the island city during high tides in the fall and spring. The Miami-Dade County is reseeding mangroves behind the beaches and preserving coastal wetlands to soak up intensifying storm surges. Engineers in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach are experimenting with new designs for “backflow preventers” to keep seawater from rushing into public pipes but still allow freshwater to flow out."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Million Dollar Listing - Lake Worth Style

Click here for listing and be sure to read the description and then check out the directions. Click here for pictures - notice the pool.

This sounds like fun!

The NAPC invites all our friends and neighbors to celebrate the full moon in June with a POOL MOON PARTY on the PORCH at the beautiful Lake Worth Pool at the Beach. Friday the 13th from 8-11 pm. Everyone is invited and admission is absolutely FREE. Music and Dancing! Swimming in the moonlight under the stars! Poolside games and Hot dogs on the grill! Save the Date and join us as the NAPC "Front Porch" kicks off our Summer Takin' the Porch on the Road Series of events!

Farewell Maya Angelou

Jeff Speck, AICP - Presentation before West Palm Beach's City Commission

Prominent authority on the walkability of cities, Jeff Speck, AICP, gives a presentation to the West Palm Beach City Commission on May 27, 2014. He was hired by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority to look at how to make their downtown area more bike and pedestrian friendly. This study, which will be released in a written report in about a month, takes into consideration changes already underway in the area including new development projects and the addition of the All Aboard Florida train station. He argues generally for 10 foot wide travel lanes, instead of the standard 12 feet, for urban areas which open up more space for bikes and, in some cases, additional on street parking. He looks at their trolley network and suggests improvements that would link the convention center and future hotel to the rest of the downtown. It is a comprehensive overview and the talk lasts about two hours.

Click here for Eliot Kleinberg's report on the presentation that appeared in the Palm Beach Post today.

Is nothing sacred? More crime in Greenfield, CA

Editor's note: There may be some readers that wonder why I reference Greenfield, California and offer periodic crime reports from there. First of all, let's acknowledge that crime is part of the human condition and it happens around the globe. Second, let's remember the Best City Manager Ever's attempts to resuscitate our own Lake Worth police department and kick out PBSO. The groundswell of support for keeping the sheriff led to dark green "Keep PBSO" signs on nearly every yard in this city. The city spent over $40,000 on an "ends driven" study by an outside firm saying that such a feat was possible within an eight month time period. The only public meeting we had was outside the regular City Commission meetings and held at Compass Community Center. About 400 people attended and we crafted a document that was shared with the City Commission about all the reasons Lake Worth needed to keep PBSO. The Commission, and City Manager Susan Stanton, mounted a retreat and eventually shelved plans for the takeover, saying that it was used as a "negotiating ploy." The sheriff said that we would have lowered their budget amount without the study, which is eventually what they did.

Of course, Ms. Stanton is in Greenfield. While the other blogger likes to weave tall tales about the halcyon days of Stanton's tenure and periodically dusts off her figurine she has on her mantelpiece shrine and shares such stories with her readers, she also points out each minor crime event in Lake Worth in an effort to say that PBSO isn't doing their job or costs too much. Remember, crime happens everywhere.

Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course | Lake Worth every minute

Nice feature by AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt on E.R. Bradley's at our golf course clubhouse. These pictures were taken yesterday and coincidentally a Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce meet and greet was taking place there. You can see Mary Lindsey talking with their executive director. I think she was finding out more about the use of the Chamber building downtown and what the future looks like for that community facility. Click title for link.

Elections supervisor: Keep November ballots clear of local issues |

For people who have questions about why the Lake Worth 2020 plan ballot issue would be best put on the August primary election date, this article contains a few answers. Click title for link. We are going to have a primary election for the Congressional mid-terms and the ballot will not be as long as the one in November. It's easier for these municipal items not be lost with a large number of items in November. This is the main reason that we moved our regular municipal election back to March after changing it to November. That experiment lasted a few years. Here, the Supervisor of Elections is making a firmer policy about prohibiting municipal issues from appearing on the November ballot. Here is a bit of explanation from the article:
An effort by Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to streamline November ballots means that local referendum questions will have to wait for March municipal elections, unless cities and towns supply a compelling reason why their issues can’t wait.
Bucher has told clerks for Palm Beach County’s 38 cities and towns that, “unless it’s an emergency,” local questions can either go on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot or will have to wait until March or beyond, and no local questions will be allowed during federal elections.
The Nov. 4 general election is the county’s only chance to put its questions on the ballot and Bucher said she doesn’t want local questions drawing attention from those or contributing to “down-ballot drop-off” — voter inattention caused by overly long ballots.
“When voters see this big sea of words, they don’t vote all of those questions,” she said. “That’s the concern.”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

To Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - A Lake Worth Infrastructure Diorama

This week's news from Mayor Pam Triolo on Facebook

Attended Jeff Speck, AICP presentation in West Palm Beach today...Video soon!

Mr. Speck has a contract with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority to focus on walkability issues in their downtown and this was his presentation. A formal, written report will be presented to the West Palm Beach City Commission in about a month. Check out his book and don't forget he was a guest on High Noon in Lake Worth. Listen to that episode here.

Yours truly and Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the WPB DDA

Greeting Jeff Speck after the presentation.
We "walked the walk" and biked an easy 7 miles there and back along Flagler. We caught this notice which is about West Palm Beach bike registration program to help prevent bike theft. This was talked about at our City Commission meeting last week.

10th Avenue South project funded with CDBG dollars

Contrary to the opinion of some that this is a political advertisement for the Lake Worth 2020 plan, it is actually an announcement of the work to connect 10th Avenue South from E Street through A Street. This project is funded by unused CDBG monies that went unused under previous City Commissions. It is also worthwhile noting that there was a similar sign(s) at the beach during the construction of the NEW Casino and beach rehabilitation project that had the names of the Best Commission Ever on it. It wasn't considered a political advertisement.

Here are some of the current conditions that will be addressed by this project.

It seems that some people can physically attend City Commission meetings but only hear what they want to hear, or are preoccupied by romantic thoughts of the past.

[CPNA] Tree trimming around the power lines in College Park

Dear College Park Neighbors,

A reminder that this is Vegetation Amnesty week. Neighbors can start placing vegetative yard waste, bagged clippings, palm fronds etc. at the curb now and it will be picked up on our regular vegetative pick-up day - Friday, May 30th. No citations for "early outs" will be issued this week. The amnesty is for residential properties only and is limited to 12 cubic yards. Also please note:

The City has advised the College Park Neighborhood Association that they will begin trimming the trees and other vegetation around the power poles in College Park in July. Because alley access is so limited in this neighborhood, crews will only have access to the poles by going through our yards in most cases. To SCHEDULE a day and time that's convenient for you so the crews can come and trim up around your power poles, please call the system ops line at (561) 586-1695. The City will issue the work order to the contractor, Davey Tree Trimming.

Please do not attempt to trim tree branches, palm fronds or vines around the power lines yourself. These are high voltage wires! There is NO CHARGE for this service, but keep in mind that the City only trims trees and vegetation around the power poles - not all the trees on your property. If you have any questions, please call the Energy Delivery Manager, Robert Beckel at (561) 586-1705 or by email at Remember, this will start in July. Another notice as we get closer to July will go out to all neighbors via email, and through our website and Facebook page.

If you don't schedule a specific day and time for this service, the City will still try to notify neighbors with flyers a couple days before the crews are set to work on your block. It would be greatly appreciated if neighbors next to each other could coordinate days and times so more work can be done in less trips.

The City coordinated this effort with CP last year and the effort paid off with more power lines than ever being cleared. Let's make this year even more successful!

"Chamber of Commerce" Pictures from our beach taken yesterday...

Do You Want News? Try Twitter, Not Sun-Sentinel - | Politics, News & Views by Buddy Nevins

Disturbing photos of what went on at Ft. Lauderdale's beach yesterday. According to the, the Sun-Sentinel isn't talking about it. I heard about a three second mention of it on local news last night at 11 p.m. and then it was a quick jump to the next story. The coverage was so short and images so compelling, it deserved further explanation than what it got. Click title for link to someone who is trying to share information.

Point of View: Keep current tax burden in mind when fixing...

Click title for link if you feel like reading Laurence McNamara's whiny diatribe filled with sour grapes and spilled milk thrown in for good measure. Choose carefully as I would not want it to affect the rest of your day.

Do you think that the city's pioneers, who we celebrate on a wall in our City Hall, thought that all their hard work at establishing a city (at what was then the edge of civilization) was only to last the length of their own lives?

No, they built a city that had no expiration date.

They expected their families and other people that would come to their "Wonder City" and would do so for generations - not just so they could get their money and time they spent back before the end of their lives. Something happened between then and now. Our leaders lost track of the need to continue to invest in our infrastructure. Other areas opened up to development and money and people decided there were other options in where they could live. Unfortunately, some subscribed to the notion of the "throw away" city. Detroit is a glaring example.

If the city of Lake Worth is to survive, and as Commissioner Szerdi says "thrive" into the 21st century, it will require a "reboot" in the effort to diversify our tax base and have a safe and sound set of public infrastructure for future Lake Worth residents. Apparently Mr. McNamara's grasp of history only goes back so far as the political grudges he holds that were fostered by the sorry candidates he supported. I hope that Mr. McNamara and his lovely wife continue to live out their privileged existence on North Lakeside Drive for many more years. Meanwhile, others will do the work that has to be done to maintain our city.

Here are some pictures from the other side of the city, out of sight of our manicured golf course on the water.

For a refreshing contrast, you can re-read the Post's editorial which prompted Mr. McNamara utterance.

I still have questions about the Lake Worth 2020 program and more information will be coming from the city to fill in the gaps. Do not misinterpret my support as blind support.

From the NAPC on Facebook

Post by NAPC.

Click title for link to City press release.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Parking at the Beach - "Off the Chain"

Today there was a bigger crowd than yesterday. These pictures were taken around 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. I rode my bike there for water aerobics. Above you can see the start of the line that eventually snaked all the way down to the lower parking lot, which was full and eventually out to A1A. As I was leaving around 11:45, the sheriff had stationed a cruiser and an officer at the entrance to the beach (extension of Lake Worth Rd.) and was directing people to go north of the Casino building. I'm not sure how long that lasted as then the traffic jam would be two ways. I heard they shut off incoming traffic completely later on - someone please confirm if this is indeed the case.
There were lines of about 20 people or more at most kiosks - especially the one at Old Bridge Park.
I heard from a reliable source that there were 30-35 accidents there yesterday. I will confirm this tomorrow for all three weekend days. One of the fixes being discussed is angled parking, which would eat up some spaces. We are about at the exact number of required spaces by the County for use of their bond money. Imagine if you had to respond to an emergency there - where would the emergency vehicles park?
Who's idea was this anyway?