When Commissioner Steven Abrams became chairman of the Palm Beach County Commission, he felt he needed another more important title to get more attention and respect. He decided that “Mayor” of Palm Beach County would do it. I suggested “King Abrams” for even greater attention for his big ego.
At the recent commission meeting, King Abrams made two edicts:
(1) Over 200 Century Village residents who came early to speak on a very important topic (the rezoning of their golf course) were told they would not be allowed to speak and should sit quietly and behave, while the commissioners decided on allowing the construction of homes and commercial buildings on their golf course.
(2) The recorded public agreement stating that the Century Village golf course would remain a golf course “in perpetuity” would end with the vote of four county commissioners! The opposing three commissioners did not stand a chance, because of the very shrewd manner King Abrams controlled and directed the discussion.
King Abrams has forgotten that all county commissioners are “public servants” and that we still are a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” The “kingdom system” ended in 1776!
Jess R. Santamaria, Palm Beach County Commissioner, District 6