Letters City’s needs eclipse half a million for new entry signs



City’s needs eclipse

new entry signs

The city of Riviera Beach is spending $517,000 for signs? The city is not taking care of their infrastructure. The bridge to Singer Island has homeless people sleeping on it, trash, weeds, and rats. They need to spend money on cleaning up the city streets. Once the mayor and city commissioners start taking care of the streets, then they can spend money on new signs.

KAREN WILSON, RIVIERA BEACH

Beached yacht

utterly mishandled

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the boat that ran aground on our beach has been left to self-destruct. The owner was returning from a Labor Day weekend trip from the Bahamas and had a little too much to drink. Thankfully, no one was injured. That 72-foot yacht could have easily been pulled off the beach with little effort and cost, by the Coast Guard. It could have been seized until payment and fines had been paid. If he chose not to pay, the boat goes to auction. None of this was done. Why? Where is our leadership? The boat still sits on the beach completely ruined, and perhaps a cost to the taxpayers of Palm Beach County. As a taxpayer, I am not impressed with how this was handled. I believe the folks in charge knew all along he wasn’t coming back for his boat, and that is why the diesel fuel was removed. What a shame.

LUCIEN LANGLOIS, WEST PALM BEACH

Change policy to

expand treatment

Let me applaud the Grieb family for making a private tragedy a public one in the Palm Beach Post article, “A mom’s desperate fight to save her son from heroin,” (Sunday). It has become all too apparent that Brian’s generation is facing an epidemic of heroin addiction that no other generation has faced. It is clear that more needs to be done not only to help those addicted but families as well. Clearly, a change is needed in government policy regarding medication-assisted treatment. Expanding the number of patients a doctor may treat under DATA 2000 would be a step in the right direction.

KEVIN RANCE, PALM BEACH GARDENS

Simple fix for

downtown gridlock

As a resident and homeowner of West Palm Beach for 22 years, and with my business downtown at one of the Flagler Drive docks, I’m affected daily by snarled rush-hour traffic conditions. With bridge and condo construction creating detours and single-lane pinch points on very limited downtown arteries, I need to weigh in on how the city could easily improve things. Restrictions should be implemented immediately to ban double parking of delivery trucks during rush hours. Those deliveries really should be made at night, like in other cities. And no one driving any vehicle should be allowed to stop in the middle of flowing traffic. Signs need to be posted and fines handed out by city police.

DON GILMAN, WEST PALM BEACH

Foundation scandal

disqualifies Trump

I now see why Donald Trump will not release his tax returns. He has used charitable contributions to settle his personal suits and debts. Reading The Palm Beach Post highlights all the numerous transactions that Trump used from the Trump Foundation to settle lawsuits. He may have violated laws against self-dealing, which prohibits nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses.

Trump has said many times, he has made many contributions, but never said where they came from, now we know where.

This man thinks only of himself, and this disqualifies him from becoming president of United States of America.

ROBERT MONZ, WEST PALM BEACH


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