Activist Post Editor’s Note: As they say: that escalated quickly. Although it’s just one local example, it’s illustrative of the real-world impact that governmental incompetence, cronyism and plain stupidity has, especially in a time of crisis. It’s also a warning to be helpful and cooperative to your family and community, because the people “in charge” don’t seem able to keep it together at the moment. But the core issue in this case remains: the government actually began cutting people’s electricity during a crisis that was imposed upon them at a time when they are looking for government support the most.
Thursday night’s Lake Worth Beach city commission meeting turned into a screaming, name-calling, finger-pointing affair between Commissioner Omari Hardy on one side and Mayor Pam Triolo and City Manager Michael Bornstein on the other. The fiery point of contention – who among city leaders has emergency powers during the coronavirus crisis.
“We should have been talking about this last week. We cut off people’s utilities this week and made them pay what could have been their last check to us to turn their lights on in a global health pandemic. But you don’t care about that. You didn’t want to meet. But every other year you go around and beg people for their votes. You care more your relationship with that guy (referring to the speaker) then you care about the relationship with the people who don’t go to work in this office… You failed to act, when you’re a leader, you failed to act.”
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