Delray Beach City Council Meeting – February Observer Corps Report

Delray Beach City Council Meeting – February Observer Corps Report

Delray Beach City Commission Meeting, February 4, 2020 Serena Lurie, Observer Corps After some deliberation about density restrictions, the Delray Beach City Commission adopted the Always Delray Comprehensive Plan.  On other topics, Commissioner Frenkel noted that the newly-formed committee to address panhandling was gathering input from homeless advocates and City departments, while Mayor Petrolia suggested that Delray Beach should investigate

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Newest Chair for the PBC Speakers Bureau

By Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson As the newest Chair for the PBC Speakers Bureau inclusive of 70+ members, I’ve hit the ground running and am overwhelmed by the warm welcome and support by so many LWV members.  Most recently, I was elated to hear from our recent “Hot Topics” guest speaker, Mrs. Cecile Scoon.  As we are both veterans of

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Voter Services Readies for 2020 Elections

by Pam Maldonado For about a year we have been registering voters at naturalization ceremonies. Recently, Young Leaguer Andrea Trainor was instrumental in bringing in two new volunteers who worked as voter registrars while wearing signs around their necks saying “Hablo Español” and “Pale Créole”. Their assistance helped yield 96 registrations–our best one-day total ever! Thanks to Team Leader Diane

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Push for Voter Registration- article

Groups fan out to churches in push for voter registration By Abraham Mahshie Special to The Post Posted Nov 17, 2019 at 6:42 PM Read the article online at the Palm Beach Post   Volunteers were at five local churches Sunday to register voters and provide checklists for former felons, often called returning citizens, to get their voting rights restored. They also gathered signatures in

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CELEBRATION OPPORTUNITIES

CELEBRATION OPPORTUNITIES

On May 6, 2020, our League will be hosting a gala luncheon to highlight the 100th birthday of the League. Want to be part of the fun? Of course, you do! We are looking for 20 volunteers to assist with last-minute items: setting centerpieces on tables, passing out materials, working with the speaker on signing and selling of books, welcoming

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Operation Green Light

Operation Green Light

OPERATION GREEN LIGHT EX-FELON REGISTRATION By Phyllis Applebaum On Saturday, October 19, the County Clerk’s office opened all four of its courthouse locations for “Operation Green Light”, a massive event aimed at helping those with outstanding court fees or fines and suspended driver’s licenses to get back into compliance.  Offenders benefited from the waiving of collection agency fees – some

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Boynton Beach City Council Meeting – October Observer Corps Report

Boynton Beach City Council Meeting – October Observer Corps Report

The following major issues were discussed: The City is beta testing a new app for the cellphone. The app will be a way for the City to communicate to citizens (e.g., hurricanes) and vice versa. The Boynton Police Department was recognized as an Excelsior Agency which is the highest honor by an outside Accreditation authority. The City is having a

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Boynton Beach City Council Meeting – September Observer Corps Report

Boynton Beach City Council Meeting – September Observer Corps Report

The Commission approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Commission also will begin contract negotiations with the current Homestead City Manager for the City Manager position in Delray. Although there was disappointment any residents and the Commission about the proposed removal of mangroves, the Commission decided to advance the Marine Way Seawall and Docs Improvement Program. A presenter

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September Voter Registrations

September Voter Registrations

LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS ROCK SEPTEMBER REGISTRATIONS by Pam Maldonado Tired League volunteers are justifiably happy to see September come to an end! It has been an exciting, but exhausting month of activities, which had teams of voter registrars up at Jupiter High School at 7:00 am on a Monday morning and others at 8:00 pm in Belle Glade on a Friday

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Young Leaguer Feature Kim Stokes

Young Leaguer Feature Kim Stokes

Written By: Rebecca Freeman Stokes felt a personal responsibility to better our society. She was disappointed in our country’s current state and began looking for a way to make an impact in our community. As a result, she decided to join The League of Women Voters. Kim has been with the organization for two years and loves how they focus

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