A city official at a town hall meeting in Lake Worth Beach, Florida ripped City Mayor Pam Triolo after he deemed she did not take the proper actions to safeguard and take care of the citizens of the city.
Omari Hardy, a member of the City Commission, angrily voiced his concerns during the meeting after some residents electricity had been turned off. "We should have been talking about this last week. We cut off people's utilities this week and made them pay what could have been their last check to us to turn their lights on in a global health pandemic!"
Hardy also criticized City Manager Michael Bornstein for not declaring an emergency during the crisis, keeping beaches open, and not imposing capacity limits on bars and restaurants.
However, Bornstein responded and said that Lake Worth Beach's emergency authorities were in accordance to federal and state disaster declarations and said that Hardy "doesn't understand this and is using it as a way to state that we are unprepared which is completely false."
Bornstein did acknowledge that there were people who did indeed have their power shut off but all of them had it restored with a refund.
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