Elect Michelle Santamaria To The District 6 Commission Seat

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:02 am | 15 Comments

The race for the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission features three candidates, all with unique attributes. The Democratic nominee is Melissa McKinlay, who has worked numerous governmental posts and is currently with Palm Beach County’s legislative affairs office. The Republican nominee is local businessman Andrew Schaller, who has made a name for more...

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Letter: Stop The Destruction Of The Acreage

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

We are currently at the most crucial point in the history and future of The Acreage. If you like where we are currently heading with Minto and GL Homes and the four-laning and six-laning of our roadways for these developers, vote for Ralph Bair, Carol Jacobs and Mike Erickson for ITID supervisors. If you want to only allow these developers to build to the longtime more...


Letter: My Despair Turned To Delight

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Due to term limits, District 6 County Commissioner Jess Santamaria, the fearless voice of the people, will be leaving office shortly. The thought of Jess leaving office caused me much despair. Like him or not, none can dispute the fact that Jess has been the most honest, dedicated, hardworking public servant that we have ever had, not only in the western communities, but more...


Letter: That Was An Endorsement?

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

The Palm Beach Post’s Palm Beach County Commission District 6 endorsement for Melissa McKinlay is the lamest rationale possible. Her best job as an “aide” was to “help” arrange for Gov. Rick Scott to tour Belle Glade and see firsthand the need for projects he had once vetoed… Are you kidding me? The Post went on to remind McKinlay that she doesn’t more...


Letter: Minto Project Not Consistent With The Area

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

I have lived in Loxahatchee since 1978. If the Minto West proposal was consistent with the Palm Beach Comprehensive Land Use Plan of one-plus acres rural/residential designation, there would be no debate. The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners is not being consistent with their decision making. My opposition is based on several evident facts. I live near more...


Letter: Support For Michelle Santamaria

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

If you, the people of Palm Beach County’s District 6, are looking for sincere, honest government, and a candidate who will be 100 percent for the people, and not for corporations or others who expect something in return, that person is Michelle Santamaria. She will fight to contain the Minto West expansion. She is an accomplished nationwide attorney with a master’s more...


On Nov. 4, Vote YES On Both Countywide Ballot Questions

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:02 am | 1 Comments

The Nov. 4 ballot will feature two countywide questions before voters for approval. One asks voters whether or not to reauthorize the Children’s Services Council, while the other would continue the Palm Beach County School District’s .25-mill levy to fund fine arts and other special programs for another four years. Question 1: Children’s Services Council more...

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Letter: Playing Games With Signs

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Returning from church on Sunday, I noticed only one candidate’s sign upon entering Big Blue Trace from Southern Blvd. That campaign sign belonged to Michelle Santamaria. Monday morning, while entering Southern from Big Blue Trace, I noticed two workers from other candidates putting up their signs. I thought to myself, here we go again. The campaign is getting busy more...


Letter: Crossroads For Liang

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council is considering the award of the design contract for a traffic light at the intersection of Okeechobee Blvd. and D Road. The light was approved by councilmen Jim Rockett, Ron Jarriel, and Ryan Liang with Councilman Tom Goltzené and Mayor Dave Browning casting dissenting votes. The council has established a capital improvement more...


Letter: Minto And SR 7: Live And Learn

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 6 Comments

The Minto West changes will accomplish removing the Indian Trail Improvement District from all control and ownership of the drainage/road infrastructure along the routes that will have dissected our neighborhoods. The quality of life we know will disappear forever. The brass ring in the Minto West changes isn’t the residential, it’s the 2.1 million square feet of more...