One of the oldest and most popular ploys in politics is giving voters the impression that you are supporting a measure you really are not in favor of, and many programs have passed into law only to fail for lack of funding…
In Royal Palm Beach, our current mayor and council can’t get together and fund $17,000 for the inspector general’s office. Now, some might say that’s because these are hard times and great care must be taken, and the reason for the amount thoroughly discussed and proven to be in the best interests of the good residents of Royal Palm Beach. Of course, by the same token, they had no trouble allocating about $57,000 for fireworks on the Fourth of July.
This is clearly another example of pretending to support an issue that 70 percent of the residents and at least one county commissioner, Jess Santamaria, are in favor of, and then postponing meetings and voting. The current mayor obviously feels that he will be more popular entertaining the residents of Royal Palm Beach than putting in place a much-needed watchdog whose job it is to change the name of “Corruption County” to a name more fitting the residents of Palm Beach County.
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