Money Wasted

Lake Worth Utilities
Waste Meter
... for an arc flash study that Mr. Reyes was qualified to do in house and at no cost to taxpayers.
... the estimated engineering cost of the express feeder which could also be done in house at no cost to taxpayers.
... wasted when insurance requirements were circumvented by the city manager and utility director.
... wasted when plant manager Dave Mulvay’s first attempt at writing a scope of work contained a defect that cost taxpayers an extra $123,098 for tainting the bidding process and giving unfair advantage to one bidder over another. - April 2009
... wasted when the Matrix organizational study to save taxpayers money was scrapped in favor of higher cost outsourcing by city manager Stanton.
... wasted engineering design cost of water piping and tanks (original county water deal) that will never be built.
... wasted when additional costs were incurred for not following insurance procedure on transformer repair.
... wasted when the commission unanimously voted to order transformers when we had equivalent replacements already in stock since the upgrade. - 15 Sep. 2009
Total Taxpayer Dollars Wasted:

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  State and National Hidden County document encourages residents

Hidden from public view for FIVE YEARS ...

document shows helicopters stay above airport




How could it be that for five years, the public living around Lantana Airport didn't know about this document which makes it abundantly clear that helicopters that fly over their communities repeatedly... are not even supposed to be there (Sheriff excepted) according to this Palm Beach County Commission document unearthed earlier this year by LWM.

According to the PBCo Department of Airports, 'there was no need to distribute or publish it on their NOISE ABATEMENT WEBSITE for public viewing since it was only important for pilots to see it.' And of course these are the same pilots that have thumbed their noses at these Procedures for five years and counting.

Recently, a request to post these Procedures on the County's NOISE ABATEMENT SITE was made so the public could see for the first time where the helicopters were supposed to be flying. A DOA (Department of Airports) noise abatement rep declined the request saying "...submit that request in writing and we'll consider it."

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  State and National On File: Why Sarah Palin is unfit for office

Why Sarah Palin is unfit for office

Recently in an interview with Barbara Walters, Sarah Palin was asked about the middle east problem and whether or not she would favor expanding settlements in the Palestinian areas. A bouncy Palin instantly responded that she definitely would support it and indicated that it was the right thing to do. Walters somewhat puzzled by the callous response asked her again and Palin offered the same enthusiastic response.

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Posted by admin on Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:17:44 EST

  State and National Why is there no Palestinian state?

Why is there is no Palestinian state?

The historical record shows that the Palestinians were promised a state in 1920. The western Christian democracies (League of Nations) had recognized the people of Palestine who had been living in the area of what is now Israel, Palestine and parts of Jordan as being an advanced civilization sufficiently matured and ready to assume their equal status among the nations of the world.

The idea was that the more advanced western nations were to assume the obligation of stewardship to assist the people of Palestine administratively to achieve the blessings of Liberty and self determination… those inalienable rights that we so actively promote throughout the world. This obligation was even defined as “a sacred trust of civilization.”

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Posted by admin on Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:30:32 EST

  State and National Sophia's Poem -Thanksgiving

My Poem

by Sophia Rodriguez


I am from ice cream, candy and sweets from everywhere around the world

I am from Cuban music and dancing every holiday season

I am from two different sides of this small world

I am from " One glass half full not half empty"

I am from Florida and California with many different places to come

I am from wise and wisdom, which defines my name, bursting ideas and

I am from food, any type, any time of the day

I am from immigration from two sides of the Atlantic blue sea

I am from Rodriguez and Harlow, both sides I love

I am from singing and acting every day of my life

I am from my mom and dad who gave me a chance live my own life

Hope You Like It !

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Posted by admin on Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 17:59:12 EST

  State and National May we never forget

May we never forget

September 11, 2001

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  State and National Making Things Look Nice

Cary North Carolina - Talk about respect for maintaining a pleasant appearance in your city... we stumbled onto this when we got lost and I couldn't help getting out and snapping a picture. It's located about 150 feet from the main road. It's a transmission tower that has been made to look like a tree!
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Posted by admin on Friday, August 03, 2007 @ 10:20:40 EST


In response to Tony Plakas’ letter to the Sentinel editor July 10th 2007

What confuses most people about Mr Plakas, is how someone without any study on a complex subject, could shun his public duty and so ardently uphold only the staff view of things. He was so sucked-up to staff that he consistently refused to accept, consider or investigate any challenging information whatsoever. And his preoccupation with removing the Chairman convinced many that some incentive had been presented to him, to lure him into such disgraceful and disingenuous public conduct.

His stellar performance can be best summarized in his own crystal clear statement that:

“we shouldn’t be setting goals for our professional staff… we should be asking them what we should be doing.”

That's right he didn't want any investigating just let the fox guard the chickens. And this of course was referring to the same staff where we had a phony engineer; a utility director who agreed with Tony that 150% cost overruns shouldn’t stop us from blowing another 11 million tax payer dollars, and a corrupt city manager who may have struck a deal with Tony to swing him a city building for Compass if he (Tony) would disrupt and discredit the Chairman’s investigation which was honing in on city corruption.

Either way, his views are his opinions and he is welcome to them. In my view, the old farmer story about the Jack-Ass is applicable here. When the farmer’s son was kicked by a Jack Ass, the boy’s temper raged as he looked for something to clobber the animal with. His father seeing this grabbed the boy and said, “why are you going to hit the Jack Ass?” The boy responded saying, the Jack Ass had kicked him for no reason. The farmer looked at his son with a reassuring grin on his face and said: “why should you be offended… consider the source.”

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