In a 3-2 vote, the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council decided to not extend the contract for the Underwood Management Services team. When repeatedly queried to at least have the courage of their convictions and explain the reasoning behind their decision, councilmen Ron Jarriel, Ryan Liang and Jim Rockett made absolutely no comment.
Requests by several citizens, including myself, at several council meetings were just brushed aside in total disdain for the public, which they supposedly represent. Any public official who will not explain his or her decisions to the public should not be in office, and I hope that the voters of Loxahatchee Groves remember this in each forthcoming election. I do not always agree with every decision that Councilman Tom Goltzené and Mayor Dave Browning make, but, due to their forthrightness, I am always aware of why they vote in each case.
Further, any and all applicants for the position of town manager for Loxahatchee Groves should bear in mind that they will need to accept the fact that they are likely to only be in the position for one or two years, unless they are ready, willing and able to kiss up and never cross this trinity, nor the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District. If you are ready for modernized indentured servitude, then, by all means, apply.
Dr. J. William (Bill) Louda, Loxahatchee Groves