Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Excerpt #2 from Mayor Pam Triolo’s 2019 State of the City address.

As stated yesterday on this blog, heading in the elections on Tuesday, March 12th, am going to pivot from Election Day next week and focus more on after this years municipal elections and what we can hope to achieve in the year 2019 and beyond.

To look over Excerpt #1 from yesterday, Tuesday, March 5th use this link which has additional information worth noting and why it is “time to settle down and relax” and get focused on the future.

Moving on to Excerpt #2 from the State of the City address titled,

“We are a Community of Neighborhoods”

Mayor Triolo continues. . .

We also embarked on a Strategic Plan for the City last year, which is remarkable in and of itself. For the first time, we are in the process of developing key Policy Statements or Pillars for the City. These structured statements will establish a strong, concise, cohesive vision for the Commission and Staff to work together, discuss ideas, create the budget, develop work plans, and achieve and measure our results.

Our Strategic Plan is an important part of providing clarity to City Staff at all levels so they can understand the relationship between what they do each day and how it fits into the bigger picture. Successful cities and businesses have been using this process for many years and last year we took a big step towards catching up.

and. . .

As we look forward into 2019, the City will continue spending time defining what it means to be Lake Worth. For years that has been more about stating what we do not want instead of being specific about what we do want. [emphasis added] How many times have you heard: “We do not want to be Delray”, or “We do not want to lose our charm” or “We do not want to see skyscrapers” or “We do not want to become boring and normal”?

I understand that the intent of these cautionary statements are meant to avoid making mistakes as we perceive them, but you cannot build a vision based on what you do not want.

Starting this year, I want to charge my fellow Commissioners and our Citizens to start making positive statements about what we want to be. Together let us set about the work of painting the canvas of our City and creating something that is truly extraordinary.

Through working together and collective compromise, our successes with this amazing collaborative experiment called Lake Worth will be limitless.

And once again, as noted in Excerpt #1.

It was a packed house for the mayor’s State of the City. And in attendance was journalist Julius Whigham II from The Palm Beach Post.

Click on the scene of the throng in attendance:

Use this link for more information about the State of the City address and the news report published in The Palm Beach Post the evening of February 26th.