Lake Worth Activist Extraordinaire
says the people are the boss.
says the people are the boss.
Why is it that anyone, and I mean ANYONE, who has his own opinion about something that doesn't jive with the city's and the commission trio's narrative/agenda is obstructing the city from moving forward...an unruly lot we are called...the vocal minority of "six people" says the editor of the Lake Worth Herald. Just think--standing up for the vote, which can't be denied or abridged, makes we the people a problem to this majority commission. If you don't just "go along" to "get along" you are what makes Lake Worth the mess it is. That's how they treat their own employees as well. Silence is golden in their eyes.
Anyone can sit on the dais and just go along with city hall--that's easy to do. But a city commissioner who often is in the minority on major issues, who dares to ask questions, is labeled "disturbing" for trying to uncover the facts or who just wants answers, His job is to keep this city accountable. The editor believes those two commissioners should get the hell out of town.
What prompted the local newspaper's editorial was Katie McGiveron's outburst during the workshop on road bonds because the city commission is placing it on the ballot without involving the public. Even posing questions (that lacked a lot of detail on a $40 to $50 million dollar 30 year bond) by McVoy, Maier or a citizen is simply outrageous, the local news editor believes. Why don't you allow public commentary, commissioners? It's the taxpayer money you want to spend.
When speaking about the roads, nothing is ever mentioned about the fact that this majority commission that voted for the budget, reduced road maintenance from $1 million a year to $200k thus creating many of the pothole problems we have today. The editor says, "figures don't lie, liars figure," still blaming the wrong people simply for asking questions on a new bond. If you don't give all the facts on a general obligation bond, could this conceivably be considered a lie?
The editor continually disses Christopher McVoy and Ryan Maier and blames them for "nothing good happening in Lake Worth" and says they need to be replaced on the dais and they can take their six friends with them. He must like dictatorships. Scott Maxwell is probably whispering in his ear. Actually, these two commissioners are what's good about Lake Worth, by being as honest as they can and asking the hard questions. As a reminder, the local newspaper is wrong--more than six people talk to our commissioners and the last election results were as follows:
Christopher McVoy: 63.33% of the vote or 1,636
Ryan Maier: 57.34% of the vote or 1,434 votes
And how dare a citizen say that she is the "boss" when she says that these elected officials work for the people. How dare she do that, says the editor who is the owner of a biased news tabloid who plays footsies with the city manager as well as Maxwell, Triolo and Amoroso, three commissioners who 100% discount anyone who disagrees with them...we get the rolling of the eyes, the leaning back in the chair or just plain bullying. And Ms. McGiveron is not "misguided" as the city manager suggested in today's on-line Palm Beach Post article. As a citizen, she has every right to question the government that serves the people.
The following is from the budget produced by Lake Worth and this organizational chart confirms that the Residents are the boss because the city told us so as shown below--the Electorate is the ultimate boss, just in case the LW Herald or the trio that is supposed to represent all of us wants to know.
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