Tuesday night, while speaking to working for all residents,
Herman Robinson said
"Building trust is one of the keys to doing that."
Well, it wasn't a great start in the "building trust" department--
Ordinance 2017-06 was on the Agenda under Public Hearings Second Reading to designate 1019 and 1021 a mixed use Urban Planned 3 story Development of a proposed seven (7) unit townhouse complex located on a 20,250 square foot (.46 acre) site owned by Longboat Development II, LLLP.
Charles Gusmano, principal of Longboat Development, is the very same Charles Gusmano, Founder and COO of Southern Waste Systems (Sun Recycling). Mr. Gusmano and Longboat Development have been around Lake Worth for years and give contributions to certain politicians.
Mr. Robinson should have disclosed his campaign contributions from the various companies involved with Mr. Gusmano such as Jetport LLC and Waste Management or perhaps recused himself from the vote. I'm sure being new that this was just an oversight. Omari Hardy had recused himself on a vote involving one of his employers.