Monday, October 17, 2016

In 22 Days we have an election

Trump and the Clinton sleaze has taken over our election interest but we also have an important election in Lake Worth on the $40 million general obligation bond. This bond will cost every single property owner over 30 years with a total bond cost of $69 million, so says our Finance Director,  Marie Elianor.

Trump talks about jobs leaving the country.  But what about businesses not being able to afford to even locate here if a bond is passed? If you're a commercial property owner in Lake Worth, forget it. All fees for the cost of doing business are up and the cost of a bond will cost you a lot. And if you're only renting your commercial space, look for rental rates to rise.

Many people are under the false impression that all the roads will be repaired. Here is a little bit of trivia on the roads:
  • We have 119 miles of roads.
  • Out of that, 34.47 miles will be addressed under the bond.
  • The bond money would be dealing with the worst roads in the city.
  • The percentage calculates to 29.72% of our total roads that will be repaired.
Basically, the city has told us very little (nothing) on the road bond program.  In fact, there have been no workshops where the public could speak.  There have been no city commission meetings where the public could get information. And the Trio on the dais has shut down Commissioner McVoy from bringing up anything on it at all in order to help the voters make an informed decision.

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Anonymous said...

I guess the city thinks it can just take our money without giving us any info . I hope the people of Lake Worth are not that stupid.

Anonymous said...

I'm willing to pay for the road repairs, so I'm voting YES on the bond. If you don't vote YES on the bond, the road will not be repaired. Period.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting no.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:03 YOU ALREADY PAY for Road repairs! What do you think all your tax money is supposed to be going for???? If the county sales tax passes,Lake Worth is going to get 22 million dollars for road repair. Why did the TRIO sit on their thumbs for 2 years after the first bond failed and do NOTHING ??? If this was such an emergency,WTF ?? No Public city wide workshops,a press blackout,why???