Lynn Demarest’s reporting in last week’s Town-Crier article “Three-Way Race Takes Shape For RPB Council Seat” attributed to me statements that are incorrect. I wish to make it clear to the readers the true facts.
The first incorrect statement was in referring to my previous roles on the Palm Beach County League of Cities and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council: “She [Martha Webster] said she would work to acquire those roles again.” Not true. Not only did I not say that, but the fact of the matter is it is not my intention to be returning to either of those boards. I served my terms, represented the village there, and have made this clear to many who have already asked the question.
The second erroneous statement was in referring to the appointment of volunteers to local advisory boards: “Webster said she believes it is customary for council liaisons to choose board members, even if it means ejecting [emphasis added] members who have volunteered for years.” This is a truly false statement. It is my belief and my actions when I served on the council that advisory board members from the community are a most valuable asset to our governing system. They should be encouraged to participate and supported while they are giving of their time in good service to the Village of Royal Palm Beach.
I wish to thank the Town-Crier for giving me the opportunity to respond.
Martha Webster, Royal Palm Beach
Editor’s note: Ms. Webster is a candidate for Seat 2 on the Royal Palm Beach Village Council.