Saturday, April 6, 2019

2018–2019 Election Season in WPB.

Whilst on this topic about the next mayor prior to Election Day in West Palm Beach the paper of record made the observation that West Palm needs to boost city neighborhoods and the editorial board at The Palm Beach Post went on to conclude this as well in their editorializing:

West Palm needs a new mayor with a,

“[C]ollaborative approach to running the city — certainly more than we have seen from [mayor] Muoio. . . . [F]or West Palm to thrive, it must abandon the haughtiness [emphasis added] it has too often displayed toward neighboring cities and the county government.”

—Quote. Editor of Palm Beach Post, published on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 on p. A24.

The definition of haughty and “haughtiness” is,

1. disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk

2. Archaic . lofty or noble; exalted.

This week it was reported,

The Palm Beach Post Editorial Board has won the prestigious national News Leaders Association Award for its innovative and compelling series of editorials headlined “The Invading Sea: Can South Florida be saved?”

Maybe this information from “The Invading Sea” series will actually boost some neighborhoods in WPB, like those with high crime and poverty rates, but we’ll have to wait and see.

West Palm Beach is oft-referred to as the County Seat. As was published recently in the Sun Sentinel we learned that Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Lake Worth Beach, Lantana and Ocean Ridge are members of the Coastal Resilience Partnership (CRP).

WPB is not.

But Lake Worth Beach (LWB) is.

And neither is South Palm Beach a member of the CRP.

In conclusion conclude what you wish. But if you wish to learn more about what happened in South Palm Beach and about the CRP too click on this link.

“But West Palm Beach does not have a beach.”

Of course, West Palm Beach does not have a beach. But West Palm was created by the Town of Palm Beach which does have a beach. And although the headquarters of The Palm Beach Post in WPB was recently sold to an investment group — and for almost a year Gatehouse Media has been the owner and publisher of the Post — there still remains a reason and purpose for this newspaper and West Palm Beach to become a member of the CRP in the near future with the County and Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes and seven other coastal communities.