Friday, September 30, 2016

Trump supporter attacked and beaten in El Cajon for wearing a Trump cap

Student, Feras Jabro was kicked, punched, chased and beaten to the ground. His signed Donald J. Trump cap was stolen.

Lake Worth Pool Closed

September 30, 2016

Contact:          Juan Ruiz, Leisure Services Director
Phone:            561.586-0361


It is with deep disappointment that the City of Lake Worth has announced a temporary closure of the Lake Worth Municipal Pool.  In a recent routine safety and risk analysis inspection performed by Ben Few & Company Inc., Risk Managers for the City, it was determined that the deteriorating condition of the pool pump room spalling concrete ceiling and walls constitutes a dangerous and possibly life threatening condition to city employees needing access to the pump house due to large chunks of ceiling falling unexpectedly.  The City was directed to immediately close the building to all employees and guests until the building can be returned to a safe working environment. 

The pool pump room is the heart of the pool operation and must be entered on a daily basis to check for proper water chemistry and to ensure the essential equipment is functioning properly.  In addition other important daily pool pump room functions that have to be monitored include:

•    Check scan- troll chemical feeders.
•    Check chemical readings on scan -trolls.
•    Check and or adjust chemical feeder function.
•    Check water levels in balance tank levels.
•    Add chemicals, sodium bicarb and algaecide.
•    Check Chlorine and PH levels out of return ports.
•    Once a week for at least 3 hours- Back wash.
•    Check plumbing for any leaks that may have formed.
•    Check chemical feed lines to ensure no Acid or chlorine leaks.
•    Adjust valves to maintain proper water levels and water flow rates.

A contractor has been hired to complete the repairs to the pool pump room, repairs are scheduled to begin October 4, 2016.  Estimated time for completion of the repairs is one week.

The City will issue updates on the situation via social media and press releases.  We apologize for any inconvenience to our residents and visitors, and we appreciate your understanding that the safety of our employees is a top priority.

Sign waving for Trump

Trump Rallies--Rush Hours on Fridays at I-95 Okeechobee Overpass
  • 7:15am-9:15am
  • 5:00pm -7 pm
Bring signs and American Flags

Allen West Walk-Out at St. Louis University

This walk-out was a disgrace.

"How can discussing the dangers of those who wish to do us harm and is evident in almost weekly news reports be controversial?" College kids are not the least bit objective today, being taught by liberals and socialists.

Listen here... to Allen West there to discuss radical Islam.

Low life arrested in Lake Worth

We have so many low lives living in this city. It's beyond ridiculous.

This guy was smashing windows in the 1100 block of 6th Avenue South and then threw a pot at a deputy.

Read about it...

Democrats - Vomiting up False Firestorms

And this is why Donald Trump is taking the heat
and the liberal legacy media continues to vomit up 
false firestorms

As Democrats have perfected the lie, here's a quote to reflect upon:

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

~ George Orwell 1903-1950

What our crazy "leader" is about to do

This proposal is to essentially give up the US oversight role of the Internet that it has had for the last 20 years for the entire commercial lifespan of the Internet to a company called ICANN.  If this happens it is an irreversible decision. Obama is allowing free expression to potentially be thrown out the window to possible foreign governments who might not share our values. Source:  Breitbart

Let's protect the Internet and

Make America Great Again!

Refugees in Fargo

Obama has caused a living hell in Fargo with the number of refugees that have been resettled in that city. And he is resettling more into our country. States have no idea where these people are being placed and the American citizen is picking up the tab.

As I keep hearing about how some just "love our diversity in Lake Worth," perhaps we're next. Why not?  Everything else is dumped here.

The City of Fargo and their county are involved in the costs of housing, education, etc. and they even had a Muslim refugee killer. The Somali refugee who attacked mall shoppers in St. Cloud, Minnesota was originally resettled in Fargo. His brother is housed in their jail for felony drug charges.

Read about it...

Let's Make America Safe again!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tonight's Sky 9-29-16

Trump and the Press

There is no loving feeling here--
Hillary's single weapon

It's true--the news media is not endorsing Donald Trump. In fact, they have gone out of their way to endorse Hillary Clinton, some of which have never endorsed a Democrat. They certainly "come around" to see and write on what Trump has to say, however. Trump makes them money.

They are one phony bunch. "Those who work in the “news” industry are obsessed with promoting lies and half-truths to destroy political candidates they do not like, instead of just doing their jobs and reporting the news," says the Valley Patriot.

Trump Endorsements

"One of the things I'm going to do if I win... I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.

And talking to the Press:

"We're going to open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they're totally protected," he said. "We're going to open up libel laws and we're going to have people sue you like you've never got sued before."

At least there are some reporters endorsing Trump...

No cell phone use while driving in California

California, the kookiest state in the country just got a little less kooky. Governor Jerry Brown finally has made a sensible decision.

Starting in January, California residents can no longer drive and use their cell phones -- for anything.

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law that makes it illegal to operate a smartphone with your hands for any reason.

Drivers will have a few months to mentally adjust (that will be tough for Californians) before the new law is enforced. The goal is to cut down on the number of accidents caused by distracted driving.


Carousel Antiques Closing

It's a shame what's happening to Lake Worth. I'm not sure what the overall problem is that is causing businesses to fold but I can't help but believe that it is the take-over of our downtown by bars, nightclubs, vape, panhandlers, addicts, crime and the homeless. Yesterday I went to a downtown Lake Worth store at 1:30 and it was closed. I had a message from the owner later who said that business has been "terrible" and she is opening a little later in the day.

Now we have Fred Chalker of Carousel Antique Center, a business that has been in downtown Lake Worth for 50 years, who is moving on--he no longer is making money in downtown Lake Worth. He has sold his building and the new owner says he will build two more stories. William Waters, says "Wait a minute there."

Read about it...

Photo from 11-14-13

Shooting - A daily happening

Incident #: 16132490
9/28/2016 @ 8:45 AM
Palm Beach County Sheriff

Setting the record straight - Trump on Iraq

Lester Holt came after Trump actually arguing with him on his position about going into Iraq. Why didn't he ask Hillary Clinton why she wanted to invade Iraq? That would have been a better question.

Do you want to see an A-hole?

A lot of politicians are jerks but Randy Perkins takes the cake. Brian Mast is a decorated veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan. Randy Perkins, is a millionaire CEO who was serving himself while Brian Mast got blown up. Both are running for U.S. Congress District 18. Perkins asks Mast what he pays for his healthcare. The audio is not good in this video.

Treasure Coast Newspaper Interview

Black Lives Matter Punks - Racism out of control

Now you're not allowed to even talk about this group without them protesting. They even tried to shut down a Conservative gathering the night of the debate.

And you liberals don't think America is falling apart?

Read about it... and one of the protesters yelling "You're irrelevant because you're white."

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tonight's Sky

Rainbow tonight

What was under Hillary's pants suit?

Appears to be a box with a wire running up her back

Clock Kid returns to follow his "American Dream"

Clock Boy is a "ballsy" kid. After pulling what many believe/know was a hoax, Clock Kid has returned with his family to Texas just in time to sue everyone imaginable--the American Dream. He had been living in Quatar for the past 9 months with a free education that he describes as "amazing." He was invited to the Whitehouse by Obama and liberals were claiming Islamophobia after he was questioned about his "cool" invention that he brought to school.

Ben Shapiro said last year that "within the first forty-eight hours it was clear that this was a bit of a set-up and it was clear that the story didn’t hold together.” Shapiro theorized that Mohamed “took the guts out of an old clock, you can see people do it on YouTube. He literally took the guts out of an old clock, the wiring, and he put it inside of a pencil box and proceeded to bring that into the school and this is not the first family incident that has been like this. His sister had an incident in 2009 that was somewhat similar.” Shapiro was referring to a report from Breitbart News that stated that “the sister of the boy who brought a suspected hoax-bomb to his Texas high school said she was suspended from a school in a prior bomb scare.” Read about it...

Clock Kid doesn't like people saying "nasty" things about him and his father is suing The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Fox Television Stations, LLC, Ben Ferguson, and Beth Van Duyne, as well as Shapiro.

They have also sued the City of Irving and the school district for some $15 million claiming Islamophobia. Poor dear.

OMG, another shooting in Lake Worth


09/27/2016 02:14 PM
Case number: 16132211.

Tenants fight Slumlord and win in court

It took years...two years of being forced out of their homes and living in a roach invested dwelling and a landlord not paying the bills. Now it's been settled and a jury awarded 8 of them damages.

Read about it... and the property located at 2001 North Dixie Highway.

What the General Obligation Bond will cost you

The City of Lake Worth now has its bond tax calculator up on its web site. What we don't know is if this calculation includes all legal costs (bond counsel and the city's) as well as interest. But remember, values will rise and this is a lien on your property for 30 years.


This Morning's Crescent Moon

Waning Crescent
 6% of Full--6:24am

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trump Rally Melbourne, FL

Tonight's Sky 9-27-16

Hillary played the abused woman "trump" card

"She got fat," said Trump.

Hillary's beauty queen reference from last night was to prove, in her politically twisted mind, that Trump hates women.

Hillary Clinton claimed that the Miss Universe pageant’s 1996 winner, Alicia Machado, was brutalized by Trump after she gained weight during her reign, which is against the pageant's rules. "Trump had just become co-owner of the Miss Universe organization when the alleged verbal abuse took place."

She gained 30 pounds while wearing the crown--she got fat!  But the beauty queen has a very interesting past. Read what else she has done:

Read about it... and how she was involved in a shooting and threatened a judge.

Charlotte Rioters beat White guy to a pulp

Amanda Knox - Her side of the story

This documentary will air on September 30, Netflix

Is it Advanced Parkinson's Disease that Afflicts Hillary?

Well, if she has this disease, it didn't show last night.

Greenfield, California has a "hot" mayor

Our former city manager, Susan Stanton, has a "hot" mayor and by "hot" I don't mean good looking particularly.  He got involved with two men who said they could do business in Greenfield for a medical marijuana dispensary--with NO license--and they were setting up their dispensary.

One other councilman thinks the mayor was bought off by marijuana proponents. The mayor faces censure tonight for meddling into this investigation.

Read about it...

Top managers bailing, even Stanton

Hillary Won the Debate

Why is Clinton wearing red and Trump wearing blue? Was this some "compatibility" thing--bringing the sides together in a moment of togetherness?

My personal opinion of last night's debate? Trump didn't lose any voters but he didn't gain any either. It seemed as if every question was posed to Hillary first. Then Donald Trump was forced to rebut and always be on the defensive. Her two minutes went on forever. Hillary was concerned about fact-checking so much that she lied as usual.

She lied about what Trump has called women. She lied when she said she was originally against NAFTA. She insinuated that everyone was racially prejudice when she said, “Implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Clinton called Trump's concerns about Obama's birth certificate "racist" and said Trump had a long record of racism never naming the records to prove her egregious charge. Trump accused her of having a bad temperament and she had that temperament all well choreographed last night.  Hillary Clinton looked presidential and her practice debate sessions paid off. She knew exactly when to attack and when to look like a leader.

Donald Trump has some work to do. Clinton was a formidable foe, the best Trump has been against. He found that out last night.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunset 9-26-16

Who will win the Presidency?

Nobody knows for certain who will win on Nov. 8 — but one man is pretty sure: Professor Allan Lichtman, who has correctly predicted the winner of the popular vote in every presidential election since 1984.

Read about it...

and you liberals weep!

Hillary Exposed

How could anyone be signing up people to vote for her?

Tonight's the Night - Debate

More than 100 million Americans and millions around the world are estimated to tune in tonight for the biggest presidential debate in history. 9pm Eastern.

Lake Worth Library - 75 Years

On Saturday, I attended the 75th year celebration of our Lake Worth Library. It was a fascinating tour with many of our friends in attendance. It was conducted by Vickie Joslin, Library Services Supervisor. It featured the history of our library, 70,000 books, historical artifacts and several paintings by Reginald Sherman Winston, woodcarvings by Samuel J. Schlappich. Our art is second only to the Library of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. We are also the proud owners of a little more history--a bullet that was found on the men’s room floor in 1942, remnants of a blackout during the war when someone shot out the light that was still on at the library.

In their historical section they have every publication of the Lake Worth Herald since inception. There are 14 computers with Internet access for the public use and while we were there, every one of them was in use.

I commented on the beautiful blue painted rooms and asked when the walls were painted--14 years ago was the answer.  They still look fresh and new.  There are lots of programs for children and their rooms were bright and inviting as was the entire library. Vickie said that they will be getting some new furniture, funding that is in the budget, the first time in many years.

Early Morn 9-26-16

Hillary Clinton loves Hollywood and Elites

Phony Hillary loves big money and all bleeding heart liberal Hollywood types.

Top executives at social media giants Facebook and Yahoo have helped “bundle” $113 million for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to newly released campaign donations.  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg were part of over 1,100 “elite bundlers” that also include actor Ben Affleck, the guy who screwed around with the nanny, alone has raised over $100k for Hillary. And we get the China connection--the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Read more... at The Washington Examiner.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tonight's Sky 9-25-16

Fans should boycott NFL over protests

Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
September 25, 2016

Fans should boycott NFL over protests

Most all American citizens recognize and agree with freedom of speech and peaceful protest given to us in our Constitution.

Kudos to longtime Dolphin fan and World War II veteran John Jordan for The Palm Beach Post article, “Anthem protest rankles WWII vet, fan: I’m done with the Dolphins” (Sept 13), saying he will not watch and will boycott the Dolphins.

I feel that the overwhelming majority of NFL fans do not support the movement started by Colin Kaepernick and then followed by other NFL players, not to stand at attention for the national anthem. Maybe now would be a good time for NFL fans to show their disapproval by boycotting games, NFL products and companies that advertise on NFL games.


Trump Tweets

Gennifer Flowers says that she will attend, but Trump's team says "no."

Read about it...

Massive Debt Bad Fix for Lake Worth

Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
September 25, 2016

Massive debt bad fix for Lake Worth

The city of Lake Worth plans to take a 30-year loan for $40 million to re-do roads. With a 3.92 percent interest rate over 30 years, that’s $68 million. There are 13,000 properties in the city. One-third of those 13,000 properties do not pay property taxes because they are assessed at less than $50,000 of value. So, $68 million divided by 8,666 equals $7,846 per property. That’s an average. Some homeowners will pay more and some will pay less, depending on their property’s assessed value. This tab is landing in the laps of residents with a median household income of $35,000.

Sadly, before this debt has been repaid, those roads are going to wear out.


Propaganda at Propaganda

Tonight--propaganda at Propaganda

Catering to the young and never wanting to miss an opportunity...

Charlene, the Lord's helper

Charlene Forman, member of the Common Ground Church
at the Common Ground Coffee Bar.
Seen dusting the books and shelves, Charlene said,
 "I'm helping out the Lord."

The Spread of the Gospel

Latest Poll before Debate

Washington Post-ABC News poll, with the Democratic nominee's August advantage erased after recent difficulties and the GOP nominee still facing doubts about his qualifications and temperament.

Likely voters split 46 percent for Clinton vs. 44 percent for Trump, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 5 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 1 percent. Among registered voters, Clinton and Trump are tied at 41 percent, with Johnson at 7 percent and Stein at 2 percent.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tonight's Sky 9-24-16

"Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"

Dr. Michael Savage is a multimedia icon in the conservative movement, heard by 10 million listeners a week on “The Michael Savage Show” and syndicated across the U.S. in more than 300 markets. He is also a New York Times best-selling author who has written 25 books. He holds one master’s degree in medical botany and a second in medical anthropology. Additionally, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in epidemiology and nutrition sciences. His books include "Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder," "The Enemy Within," "Train Tracks" and "The Savage Nation."

J Street is really buzzing

Lake Worth is buzzing with artists and J Street is the place to go for art, coffee and fun. Now we have a new store that recently opened at 16 S. J Street--Urquijo Photo Image. Don't bother asking me how to pronounce it but the owner/photographer says he is into multi-venue photography.

When I told him that I love to photograph sunsets he then told me that he does everything--I guess that means sunsets too.

So if you need a photographer for a wedding or an upcoming event or project, call Christiun at 954-706-6650. 

Lake Worth Olympic Pool

Sally's Water Aerobic class

For details on classes or hours of operation,

Commissioner Ryan Maier

Commissioner Maier with Uno

We have two commissioners who own their own businesses in the heart of downtown Lake Worth--Andy Amoroso who owns Studio 205 and Ryan Maier, owner of The Other Salon.

You will get to meet Ryan's dog, Uno at
The Other Salon
14 S J St · (561) 313-7222
Opens at 12:00 PM

Miracles do happen - I agree with Obama

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump played politics on Obama's veto of the 9/11 bill which would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

Hillary Clinton said that if she were president, she would sign it.  Donald Trump called Obama's action, "shameful."  Both opinions were not well thought out.

Obama's reasoning for vetoing the bill was that the legislation "undermines core United States interests upending the normal means by which the government singles out foreign nations as state sponsors of terrorism and opening U.S. officials and military personnel to legal jeopardy."

It would open a can of worms where anyone's relatives who had a family member killed by U.S. soldiers in the line of duty, could/would end up suing us and win.

Read about it...

Bodegon, a Supermarket catering to the Spanish speaking shopper

Hey wait, this is the United States of America. People speak English here or perhaps they should if they are citizens.

In order to be a citizen, "you will need to show that you can speak and read in English. You will need to demonstrate your English skills at your citizenship interview. The USCIS officer who interviews you will of course address you in English, and observe how well you respond to questions and instructions. The officer will also ask you to read a short passage, and to write a sentence that he or she says aloud (dictates) to you."

I remember shopping in Bodegon when it first opened on Lake Worth Road at the Town & Country Shopping Center. It was only a few years ago. I had shopped at Publix there ever since that had opened. On that first visit to Bodegon, I encountered no one speaking English. Needless to say, I have not been back. Now I understand that they do have some employees who speak English.

However, is it possible that they are not interested in the American English speaking citizen as a shopper? Is it the ever-growing illegal alien population that they want to attract? Why would they have an insert consisting of two pages, folded, such as this in the Palm Beach Post printed all in Spanish? Why would they discourage an entire demographic?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hillary denied step-stool

No, no, no--not allowed at Debates

Debate commission denies Hillary’s request for step-stool
(Infowars) – Hillary Clinton routinely requires a step-stool for support during long speeches, but can’t use one for the upcoming presidential debate, a fact which could derail her campaign completely.

The presidential debate commission denied her request for a step-stool at her podium for the Sept. 26 debate, according to the Drudge Report, and as Infowars reported in Aug., Hillary cannot give a speech without having a step-stool – or a Secret Service agent – to lean on for support.

Evening on the Avenues Lake Worth

Lake Worth Beach and Casino

Everything was hot yesterday morning,
 even the beautiful Atlantic.

And our fabulous Lake Worth Casino
I didn't see any cops and everything seemed serene and perfect.

2 FL judges on Trump's short list

Click to read

Quote of the Day - Allen West

Let me make myself very clear here, whomever this misguided soul is, he or she has picked the wrong fight. This reminds me of the statement by John Kerry that if the media just didn’t talk about Islamic terrorism, it would not be an issue. This “administrator” at St. Louis University represents the most deplorable embodiment of fascism. Here we are less than a week from a weekend of Islamic terrorist attacks and this individual does not want students to have an in-depth discussion about the most serious, savage, and barbaric threat this Nation has faced — well, at least since the Barbary Pirates.

~ Allen West

Talking about his upcoming speaking engagement at St. Louis University where the university's administrator told students that in their advertisement for this event, they could NOT use the words "Radical Islam."

Read about it...

FDOT and its plans for 6th Avenue South

On September 15, Katie and I attended FDOT's meeting held at John Prince Park regarding the two state plans presented in order to evaluate preliminary engineering and environmentally feasible solutions, such as widening 6th Avenue South and the I-95 interchange, adding bike lanes on 6th Avenue South. This is in order to address the future capacity, operations and safety needs of the roadway. We both liked plan #2 as there was no eminent domain involved.

We were told that plan implementation, costing anywhere from $9 million to $11 million, is needed to support the growth projected in year 2040.

I can't help but think it might have to do with the Atlanta Braves and this county commission wanting to hand over 100 plus acres to them. Can you even imagine the traffic on a typical baseball day in a stadium that is expecting to hold 10,000 people? It will be slowed to a halt and bumper to bumper. 6th Avenue South is already a bottleneck. With the expected all Aboard Florida additional trains, it will be virtually impossible at that Interchange.

Crooked Hillary is the country's biggest Phony

Read why...

She knows that this humongous tax will only affect a minute number of people who will all put their money into Trusts. All this is pandering to all those supporters who are furious that there are any wealthy people left in this country.

Mayor Pam Triolo to have her own cooking show on TV

UPDATE: The show was scheduled to premiere Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WFLX-Channel 29, the Fox affiliate. It will now debut at 10 a.m., immediately following “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.”

On many occasions when entering city hall before a city commission meeting, you can smell the wonderful aromas that only come from a home-cooked meal.  At times, Mayor Triolo prepares dinners and treats her fellow commissioners to her reported wonderful recipes.

Now she will have her own show on Channel 29 beginning on October 2 at 10:30 am called the Food Lady.

Read about it...

Chief Assistant State Attorney to speak in Lake Worth on Sober Homes

All this politically correct stuff. Now they don't want us to call them "Sober Homes."  We are to call them "Group Homes" per Scott Maxwell who was in Washington, D.C. last week.  He invited Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to tour our city to see our Sober Home situation first-hand.

The community event will be held at the Scottish Rite on Monday. The first presidential debate is on the same night but not until 9pm.

Chief Assistant State Attorney, Alan S. Johnson, 15th Judicial Court
Speaks with Neighbors
What's happening on the State & County level to protect Neighborhoods & addicts truly seeking recovery from unscrupulous & unregulated operators?

Monday, September 26 | 7pm
Scottish Rite Center | 2000 North D Street

Dumber than dumb Hillary Supporters

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Haitians convicted of serious crimes will be deported

Many Haitians say that the United States is aggravating the crime problem by quadrupling the number of criminal deportees to their native country. Isn't that the way?  Blame someone else for your problems, for your murders, for your heinous crimes? We don't want you here.

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, released a statement today.  Following is an excerpt of that release.  To read the entire statement,
Click here...

Release Date: 
September 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

"Following the tragic January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) temporarily ceased removing Haitian nationals to Haiti. On April 1, 2011, ICE announced the resumption of removals on a limited basis of Haitians with final orders of removal and convicted of a serious crime, or who posed a national security threat. Since that time, the situation in Haiti has improved sufficiently to permit the U.S. government to remove Haitian nationals on a more regular basis, consistent with the practice for nationals from other nations.

Yesterday I directed that, effective immediately, enforcement decisions with respect to Haitian nationals should be, consistent standard practice, guided by my memorandum dated November 20, 2014, “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants.” These policies prioritize the removal of convicted felons, individuals convicted of significant or multiple misdemeanors, and individuals apprehended at or between ports of entry while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States."

Now we'll probably hear from some left-wing human rights network.

Wawa gets approval on Hypoluxo and High Ridge Roads

Today, there was a Board of County Commission public hearing regarding the above upzoning for Wawa that will be situated on 4.2 acres. The site currently is Multiple Use Planned Development (MUPD). The applicant requested Commercial High.

The applicant, Atlantic Land Management, Inc. asked for approval to allow a Type I Restaurant and a Convenience Store with Gas Sales. This applicant gave campaign contributions to every commissioner running for office even the failed campaign of Shelley Vana.

Members of the public spoke in opposition citing concerns regarding increased traffic, compatibility with adjacent homes and the number of gas stations already built along Hypoluxo Road. Those residents in the chamber spoke overwhelming against this project.

That didn't matter to the commission. They voted 5/1 to approve with Mary Lou Berger dissenting. Paulette Burdick had left the room by the time the vote was taken. This vote is no surprise and the commission has fallen in step approving of every developer request that has appeared before them over the last 8 years.

Hillary Supporters

Scott Maxwell invites Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to tour Lake Worth

Scott Maxwell gave a report on his Washington D.C. trip of last week where his main focus was the Sober Home problem. He said that he met with a few congress folks who he had not met previously. One was Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Apparently she was not that familiar with our out of control Sober Home situation in Lake worth with the 41 deaths and 150 overdoses over the past six months.

Scott said that "her eyes almost bugged out of her head." He has invited her to come and take a tour of the city.

It's not the Lawsuit holding up the Gulfstream Hotel

I doubt if there is one person in this city that would not like to see the Gulfstream Hotel renovated, rebuilt and opened. It has been way too long that this historic structure has been allowed to go to blight and decay by the past two owners. The hotel must be a special exception as it is not even being coded.

Through the years, we had these owners appeal to the city to get every waiver imaginable that they said they just had to have in order to make their business plan work. They brought in their design architects and their lawyers. It has all been a heavy duty body blow. Hudson Holdings even has a former commissioner working on its behalf as well as a local blogger who was the former chair of the Historic Resource Preservation Board. The company gave to majority commissioner campaigns.

The attitude was hell with the city and its Charter. The hell with the zoning--that can be changed with a 3 to 2 vote. And hell to the people. The city's Historic Board and the city commission listened to them, desperate for a promise that may never be fulfilled until such time the owners, Hudson Holdings, can suck the blood to the very last drop.

Then the city, along with three commissioners, dishonored the will of the people on the Heights Charter Amendment. They ignored the vote all for the developer and his promise to open this hotel and his need to do what he wanted even though he could have built a four story on the vacant land.

Then all of this catering to an investor/flipper/developer paid off in a lawsuit filed by three residents looking out for rights--your rights--my rights.

Hudson Holdings, if it was serious, could have demolished those out buildings eons ago. They could have started to renovate the hotel as promised when they first arrived on the scene. But then they saw $$$ in their eyes and knew how to jerk around elected officials. They haven't renovated the hotel--none of this has happened. Why? Well it's not the lawsuit.

On Tuesday night, our city attorney, Glen Torcivia, brought up the lawsuit stating that the Plaintiffs filed their appeal which means it goes to the 4th District Court of Appeals. That's a beginning of a process. Generally, a brief would be filed about two months. There will be a response filed by the city. Usually, 30 days after that, another response will be filed. So, you're looking at 4 to 6 months before you get a ruling, said Glen.

At 1:31:26 into the meeting Commissioners Amoroso asks,
"Is it true that in our Ordinance or somewhere that they [Hudson Holdings] can not move forward [with renovations, development etc.] as long as there is a lawsuit pending?"

Glen Torcivia: "No, No. They're free to move forward but from their perspective, there's a risk...There are plenty of cases that do move forward."