Lake Worth is one step closer to putting it up to a vote: Do you want to keep the name of the city Lake Worth or change it to Lake Worth Beach?
Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night in its first round. It will take one more vote next week by the council, which is expected to pass.
After that, it will be on the March 12 ballot, up for Lake Worth voters to decide.
Those for it say they want to let tourists know they have a beach and to distinguish itself from the crime that the city gets lumped into in unincorporated Lake Worth.
There are 7 zip codes that carry the lake Worth name but only 2 are actually within city limits.
Those opposed say the name lake Worth is fine. There’s no need to change. Time and money are better used in fixing the problems already here than just rebranding the city.
Lake Worth’s mayor has walked out of tonight’s meeting over how to handle an extended discussion on community ID item.
Still haven’t gotten to name change item. The meeting has to end by midnight.
— Andrew Lofholm (@AndrewLofholm) December 5, 2018