November Meeting Recap 2016

Palm Beach County League of Cities
November 28, 2016

We thank the City of Boynton Beach for hosting the League meetings at the Benvenuto Caterestaurant.

Board Meeting The Board approved Spatial Focus, LLC membership application.

The board heard committee reports from the ITE Committee and the National League of Cities Policy Committees: Community & Economic Development, Human Development and Transportation & Infrastructure Services.

The board approved moving the March 2017 meeting to the fifth Wednesday (March 29th) instead of the fourth Wednesday which conflicted with a FLC Event.

The board made the appointments to the 2016 Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. They are as follows: Regulars: Mayor Anne Gerwig, Village of Wellington; Vice Mayor Jeff Hmara, Village of Royal Palm Beach; Commissioner Mitch Katz, City of Delray Beach; Mayor Marcie Tinsley, City of Palm Beach Gardens; Mayor James DuBois, Town of Lake Park. Alternate appointments: Commissioner Paula Ryan, City of West Palm Beach; Councilmember Robert Gottlieb, Town of South Palm Beach; Mayor Abby Brennan, Village of Tequesta; Councilman David Norris, Village of North Palm Beach. The board also appointed Mayor Myra Koutzen of Palm Beach Shores to a regular seat on the Water Resource Task Force and Manager Ken Metcalf of Mangonia Park to the ITE Committee.

Executive Director Richard Radcliffe reminded the board that the Tri-Cities Barbeque will be held on Friday December 2nd. He asked that anyone who would like to make a contribution can contact the League office and reminded everyone to bring a toy.

General Membership Boynton Beach Mayor Steve Grant welcomed the membership to Boynton Beach.

The Literacy Coalition's Read for the Record results were revealed. The City of Boynton Beach won again for the large city category and the Town of Lantana won for the small city category.

Our featured speakers were Robert Sofaly of the American Red Cross informing the membership on "What the Red Cross has to Offer Your City" and Rena Blades of the Cultural Council informing the membership of "How the Cultural Council Can Enhance Your City".

League Counsel Jennifer Ashton updated us on pertinent legal issues (for full report go to our News:Meeting Notes page).

Next month there will be no League meeting. We will be at the Pahokee Marina on December 2nd for the Tri-Cities Barbeque. The next League meeting will be at the Jupiter Community Center on January 25th.