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Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes District #3 Commissioner Andy Amoroso to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. Commissioner Amoroso is back from his trip to Austin, Texas where he attended the 2014 National League of Cities conference. He will share what he learned during the various sessions he attended. He will also talk other efforts he is undertaking to secure funding for infrastructure improvements and the like for Lake Worth.
Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes a series of resource persons related to the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative. The show will begin at noon with Ginny Powell, Environmental Program Supervisor for the Public Outreach Section of Palm Beach County's Department of Environmental Resource Management. Ms.Powell, also a Lake Worth resident, will discuss the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative and the upcoming Symposium on May 15th. Around 12:20 pm: Carman Vare, Environmental Program Supervisor for the Marine and Estuarine Resources Section will talk about the Snook Islands ll and Bryant Park Wetlands Project (also will cover the original Snook Islands Natural Area Project and Public Use Facilities.) And at 12:40 pm: Julie Bishop, Environmental Program Supervisor for the Lake Worth Lagoon/Freshwater Lakes Section will discuss C-51 Muck Dredging Project.
Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Dr.Kevin Wagner, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Florida Atlantic University Political Science Department to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. He will start off a discussion about local elections and the vote gathering process. We will also welcome a handful of residents who will share their own experiences on election day. We will also discuss what may happen going forward as it relates to the city's infrastructure funding needs in reaction to the pending defeat of the bond issue.
Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Andy Amoroso to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. Commissioner Amoroso enters his second term after an uncontested election - a rarity for Lake Worth. He is just back from the National League of Cities 2014 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. He'll share what he learned from attending the conference and what he was able to do to garner attention to issues facing Lake Worth. He'll also talk about the Marriage Equality Event on March 23rd and the lead up to Pridefest the weekend of March 29 & 30.
Join host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Mayor Pam Triolo to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. Mayor Triolo will review her and the Commission's priorities as the city makes its way into the budget preparation season. Your questions and comments are welcome by calling in during the show or by posting comments to this post on Wes Blackman's City of Lake Worth Blog. It is sure to be an interesting show, especially for Lake Worth residents.
Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Michael Bornstein, Lake Worth City Manager, to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. The city finds itself in the middle of the budget season and we are sure to get some insights on the coming fiscal year. We'll also talk about some positive things going on in and around the city, as well as some of the obstacles and threats which face Lake Worth as it enters its second 100 years.
Join host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Austin Brookley to the High Noon in Lake Worth studio. Mr. Brookley is Chairman of the Lake Worth Recreation Board. He was also recently Deputy Regional Field Director for the Obama for President campaign. A Lake Worth resident and Lake Worth High School graduate (2009), he also served as an intern/assistant to former Lake Worth Mayor Rene Varela. Expect a wide-ranging discussion with a young person engaged in local and national politics.
Join your host, Wes Blackman, as he welcomes Delores Key to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios. Ms. Key is the Economic Development Manager in the city of Lake Worth's Sustainability Department. She recently presented an item to the City Commission which paves for the way for the city to establish an Enterprise Zone. We will explore the implications and possibilities during the show.
Join your host Wes Blackman as he welcomes Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo and City Manager Michael Bornstein to discuss the Lake Worth 2020 infrastructure improvement program. There is a ballot question related to this program appearing on the August 26th ballot - whether to allow the city to issue bonds totaling $63.5 million to fund the program or to not allow the city to do so. Mayor Triolo and Mr. Bornstein will review the program, tell us about upcoming opportunities to hear more about the plan and try to answer questions that we and they have heard throughout the community on the program.
Here, Mayor Triolo reviews events prior to the election where you can learn more:
"If you still have not been a part of a LW 2020 informational session presented by the city, you still have 3 more chances! Friday night at 7pm they'll be a meeting at the LW Playhouse. Saturday at 5pm the City will be presenting at the College Park Neighborhood Association meeting at First Congregational Church. Sunday at Noon they'll be a 2020 presentation at the Wimbley Gym- 1515 Wingfield Street off of 12th Avenue South- no need for a sitter as they'll be hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and activities for the kids! The vote is this Tuesday folks. No matter what side of the issue you are on, please make sure you get the facts first. There's no need to guess or wonder or speculate. You will be able to ask questions directly to city staff at all of these meetings. And as an aside, please be respectful and kind to one another. Whatever happens, we have a lot of work to do and it always works better when we do it together!"
Join host Wes Blackman and his guest Ted Brownstein as they talk about Lake Worth history prior to the city's incorporation. Both Wes and Ted are active participants in preparation for the city of Lake Worth's centennial celebration, starting soon and continuing through next year. Mr. Brownstein is also author of the Sunshine Republic, which is about a future Lake Worth in the year 2130.
Join Wes Blackman and Jim Stafford, candidate for the District #2 Commission seat in the City of Lake Worth, for a spirited conversation about Jim's background, skills and his vision for Lake Worth's future. An invitation has been issued to his opponent for the same opportunity. Jim will be available to answer questions and respond to your comments during the live show.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jim Stafford for Commissioner, District 2.
Join Tracy Smith Coffey, Project Coordinator for LULA Lake Worth Arts and me, Wes Blackman, as we talk about the upcoming Battle of the Bands fundraiser for LULA, as well as the Urban Lofts project that is part of the NSP2 program administered by the CRA. She'll also talk about the entire LULA program. Joining us will be musician Ed Berkoff, who is in charge of band selection for Battle of the Bands.
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