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Old 10-28-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown Lake Worth
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Hello -

Who here knows the back story on these folks:

1) Lisa Maxwell
2) Carla Blockson
3) Tim McVoy
4) Suzanne Mulvehill

??

Specifically, anyone here know if any of the above are going to do anything about LW utilities?
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Hello -

Who here knows the back story on these folks:

1) Lisa Maxwell
2) Carla Blockson
3) Tim McVoy
4) Suzanne Mulvehill

??

Specifically, anyone here know if any of the above are going to do anything about LW utilities?
Lisa Maxwell lost the race against Mulvehill by 150 votes. Now incumbents Mulvehill, McVoy and Golden are leading the charge to get rid of PBSO in LW and have done nothing to stop funding the city through utility charges. LW has among the highest utility rates in the state. How many times has your electric been disrupted in the past year?

Lisa Maxwell just announced that she is running in the special election for mayor. The voters have another opportunity to elect someone with a true business background that has the experience to fix the problems the city is faced with.

LW voters need to really learn about all candidates and make an effort to cast their vote.

LW is a special place with very real problems and a majority on the commission that are living in la la land as they "govern" a city broken by their mismanagement and lack of knowledge.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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Suzanne Mulvehill won her election last November taking 53.41% of the vote. She holds a Masters Degree. Dr. Christopher McVoy won his election by 53.34% of the vote, is a scientist with the Soth Florida Water Management District. Both are highly qualified, well liked and getting Lake Worth on the right direction for prosperity. Jo-Ann Golden, a business woman, is on the Commission and votes with the people in mind.

The city of Lake Worth hired a well experienced city manager who not only works long hours but is highly qualified to make the hard decisions that it takes during this economic crisis. She offered a Plan to have Lake Worth, once again, have its own police department thus saving $3 million the first year. Past city managers have done a poor job negotiating with the Unions whereas Susan Stanton is standing up for Lake Worth.

Because of past corrupt and inept politicians, Lake Worth got itself in a serious financial crisis. Compounded with the national economic meltdown, Lake Worth fared a little worse than many cities. We are slowly climbing out of the abyss. To even think about electing people from the same angry political faction of the past is totally out of the question. We would go back to where we were, huge debt with PB County eventually in control of our entire city.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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To even think about electing people from the same angry political faction of the past is totally out of the question. We would go back to where we were, huge debt with PB County eventually in control of our entire city.


If you live in Lake Worth and you aren't angry, you aren't listening.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Touche Magnolia. Palm Beach County IS going to be in charge of our city if we continue with the present Anarchist dominated commission.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Default Lake Worth city Commission

Lisa Maxwell No . Most of her contributors are out of town developers. In Lisa's ideal world Lake Worth would look like Miami.

Tom Ramiccio God in heaven,NO!! A past Mayor who tried to sell of our public parks to developers. How bad do you have to be to be kicked out of the Florida Chamber of Commerce?!?

Suzanne Mulvehill/ChristopherMcvoy/Joann Golden Try to do whats good for our quality of life in Lake Worth.Trying to re-negotiate a contract with the Sheriffs office that is affordable for Lake Worth. On the downside-these three have given way too much control to our city manager.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:46 PM
 
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It was past commissions in Lake Worth that gave up control to PB County, not this one.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: East Lake Worth
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What does Mulvehill do for a living? If you look at her campaign contributions, so many are from New York, and so little from Lake Worth.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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I really like Lake Worth.... I wish they could get some people in there that will make the necessary changes to the city:

1) deal with the utilities situation
2) do something about the slum lords
3) CODE ENFORCEMENT
4) try to be a little less hippie on the illegal immigration thing... because once you have that reputation, it's hard to attract more affluent TAX PAYING families that will create a rise in property values, and thus, a larger tax base to help accomplish 1-3, above.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I really like Lake Worth.... I wish they could get some people in there that will make the necessary changes to the city:

1) deal with the utilities situation
2) do something about the slum lords
3) CODE ENFORCEMENT
4) try to be a little less hippie on the illegal immigration thing... because once you have that reputation, it's hard to attract more affluent TAX PAYING families that will create a rise in property values, and thus, a larger tax base to help accomplish 1-3, above.
That is what Lisa ran on last year. Now that the city is looking to have their own police, that's a major concern that she has, as well. Keeping PBSO.

To a previous poster, yes, she has worked for Lennar, but has represented school principals for much, much longer. She lives in a 1920's era house, so, while having worked for a developer makes it easy for one to take cheap shots, she has also been involved in restoration personally and professionally.

Mulvehill has some kind of business consulting company. Last I heard, her home was in FC. She has created a sister city program with Southend on Sea, another struggling seaside town. Only it's not part of the national sister city program. Lake Worth doesn't play well with others and likes to go it alone. The national program offers all kinds of resources, but LW officials, except for Scott Maxwell (no relation to Lisa), don't play well with others.

I just returned from LW and heard that they are also considering having their own fire department..and utilizing volunteers. I guess this is attractive to those who own property there that is assessed at such a low rate, they pay no property taxes. Some of the most vocal supporters of the status quo fall into that category. Anything that will improve the city will ultimately increase property values.

Unless you are really tuned in to what is happening, you hear these things and just can't believe it. If their commission meetings were in a movie, you would say that it was too unreal to be believable.

That said, once you have lived there, you know that it's worth fighting for. It is a most special town.
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