WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Two thousand members of the local congregation-based grassroots organization People Engaged in Active Community Efforts (P.E.A.C.E.) are coming together on Monday to present the group's proposals to public officials in the areas of wage theft and youth crime.
The P.E.A.C.E. Assembly will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Palm Beach Lakes High School gymnasium. The Board of County Commissioners has been invited so that the group might continue to press them on the issue of a proposed wage theft ordinance.
Commissioners Vana, Burdick, Santamaria and Taylor have all confirmed their attendance; however, Commissioners Aaronson, Abrams, and Marcus are refusing to attend, following a
pattern established in prior years.
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio has confirmed her attendance for the issue of youth crime.
At the assembly, the group plans on seeking strong commitments from the Commissioners that they will back the theft ordinance, despite the opposition from a very powerful business community.
Within the area of youth crime, the group is in year two of an effort to get the Mayor of West Palm Beach to propose the establishment and funding of a Neighborhood Accountability Board.