I don't like the idea of a pool operating with memberships.
Talking about a pool, they [Hudson Holdings]
are considering building a large bathtub.
I'm not opposed to option two. I want the group to work fast."
As Juan Ruiz Lake Worth's Leisure Services Director said during the Selection Committee meeting of February 10th, "My marching orders are to bring this home, sooner than later." Can we guess who gave him "marching orders" in order to screw up our beach? Bornstein wants to incorporate anything that might affect the budget (discussion soon to start) that will be in effect on October 1 and he wants something to be done because the city and its staff just can't take care of anything and make it work. We won't even be getting the Audit until June.
Later Juan says, "The pool needs to go." Do we pay him $95,626.06 to make a statement such as this? Well, we don't but the city manager just might.
If you listen to this Audio , this committee, especially Commissioner Andy Amoroso, is all for totally re-doing our casino/parking/beach complex along with a parking garage. We will lose revenue with a parking garage...not to worry, says Juan, our expenses will be down. Hudson Holdings is a turn-on to Amoroso. He wants Hudson to come back to them and give the committee a scaled back proposal and to see if they can live within those parameters even though Hudson wants to destroy our Olympic pool.
Well, I say, 1) don't do it and if this commission votes to proceed anyway, 2) let the people vote on this. Better yet, the commission needs to listen to the people. We just spent $13 MILLION DOLLARS re-doing our beach and now they want to screw it up? It is OUR beach. If this commission votes for the Hudson Holdings "deal," every resident needs to revolt.
Why is it that this city always believes all the hype anyone throws at them to get control of our beach? Why?