Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Commissioner Ryan Maier: A lame duck throwing more red meat to his flock.

Maier’s thrown the red meat before. Remember Adopt-A-Family and the “Conservation and Rehabilitation Program” for needy homeowners? No, it was never a broad-based conspiracy to steal homes from City residents.

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On the topic about the “2nd Ave. South Roadway Project” Maier referred to a neighborhood assoc. meeting location as “too political”—not the Downtown Jewel Neighborhood Assoc. being “too political”—just where they hold their meetings:

Meetings: Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month, except September, at Suri Tapas, 707 Lake Avenue at 6:30 PM.
Membership: Open to anyone who resides in the neighborhood.

On January 19th Downtown Jewel hosted a “public engagement meeting” at their usual meeting location, Suri Tapas:

“The City of Lake Worth is hosting a public engagement meeting on January 19th regarding the 2nd Ave. South Project. The segment of 2nd Ave. South from Dixie to Federal highways is in severe structural disrepair. The purpose of the 2nd Ave. South project is to undertake a full roadway reconstruction.”

When you visit the Suri Tapas website it’s hard to find anything political unless you have a problem with “Baked Mozz”, “Vegetarian Chili”, or the “N’awlins Caesar”. There is also this on the website about Suri:

We take the “farm to table” concept to the next level, literally with our rooftop herb garden. Our “Alt-American” cuisine also showcases many local farms and purveyors as well as many other responsible vendors offering the finest products available. We look forward to meeting each and everyone of you and have you experience our restaurant.

Commissioner Maier is not seeking re-election. In political parlance that’s called a “lame duck”. Maybe to set things right Maier can visit Suri some time soon and order the Argentinian-style Rib-eye:

Hand carved 12-ounce rib-eye, served with chimichurri made tableside, caramelized onions, sautéed porcini mushrooms, & house made truffle compound butter”

But make sure to order it rare though. Leave enough red meat for your flock. Instead of being grateful to Suri for offering their 2nd floor space for neighborhood meetings your flock will be on the prowl for the next restaurant they deem to be “too political”. Which Lake Worth restaurant would that be?

Perhaps the restaurant El Pueblo Chapin? That’s where the Royal Poinciana Neighborhood Assoc. meets the third Wednesday each month. Or the Beach Club located at the City’s golf course? That’s where the Parrot Cove neighborhood meets every month. And South Palm Park? They meet at the Beach Club too.