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' W T 4E THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 W S C N NC Good service, not greenways, will lure riders to Palm Tran The Palm Beach County commissioners have to be the most ignorant people in the county to think an urban greenway would increase riders on the Palm Tran system. To say it would be nicer and a wonderful way to combine mass transit is ridiculous. The counfy does not have the riders. Officials are spending tens of thousands of taxpayers' dollars on a losing endeavor and now want to spend $45,000 plus $25,000 from Tri-Rail (another losing proposition). No one in private transportation would ever throw money out the window as our county commissioners do. If they want more riders to pay for Palm Tran, they have to go out and find more. One example would be to make it convenient to go to major at t ! ' J .: i f f : F s3f ii l-A ;'aMi al, after the takeover of St. Mary's, did not Our staff was cut in half. People involved in care were being laid off or having their income reduced, . while corporate heads (those taking care of theT money, not the patients) took millions of dollars. The injustice bothered me for a long time before I finally said "goodbye" to St Mary's. I found it abhorrent that people who had training in busi-; ness were now involved in making decisions af- , fecting patient care. This obviously bothers a lot of employees, as a recent survey showed that Intracoastal employees were about the most dissatisfied in the country. So, if it were really interested in cutting costs and improving patient care, Intracoastal would re-, duce administrators' salaries and put the money 1 back into true patient care. ' i Beth Glen DiLugfio Lake Park Slim-Fast CEO kindly to workers, too I thoroughly enjoyed the Business section's ! profile of Dan Abraham ("The skinny on Slim- ', , Fast"), which was excellently done. Despite re- ", tractions such as Palm Beach International Airport, the Kravis Center, major malls and other such places. How could they do this? By having Palm Tran representatives set up booths at major loca GHEES Abandoning nuclear power was a mistake counting his generous philanthropy to organized charities, however, it did not reveal another and important aspect of his kindness. More than 10 years ago, our youngest daughter was in his employ at Thomson Medical Co. with certain marketing responsibilities. Suddenly, her husband was diag m nosed as having leukemia, and he L snent close to a vear in hosoitals tions to help show people how easy (?) it is to get to their destinations. By stopping at businesses along the routes to talk to employees and show them which bus they could take to work. Why do they always try to get the so-called "poor unfortunates" to use this system when the majority of Palm Beachers are workers trying to make a living and shoppers looking for bargains? Can't they arrange to have a representative attend community meetings and special events to explain the benefits of Palm Tran? I have taken Palm Tran a few times. Once, it took two hours to get from Military Trail and Blue Heron Boulevard to Lantana Road and Dixie Highway. I'll never ride it again. The county has to build service slowly and not blow tax money on extras such as trees and green-ways. Palm Tran is a service. Make it serviceable! Edward Beermann West Palm Beach Put buses where commuters need them France relies on American-designed nuclear plants to produce 90 percent of its energy. About 400 nuclear plants operate in France today, and they emit no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, nor has there been a single loss of life in their operation. Nuclear is the safest, cheapest and cleanest way to produce energy. We are now preparing to export American-designed nuclear plants to China. Tragically, our own country has been denied this great advance in energy production by a cabal consisting of "concerned scientists," leftist activists, assorted nuts and extremists who succeeded in panicking the American people. The media and weak political leaders who knew better catered to the hysteria, and nuclear power plants were abandoned and building plans ended. It is both ironic and brazen that the same elements, now led by ClintonGore, are fear-mongering about global warming. Global wanning is an unscientific hoax. Even if it were true, however, the only remedy that would avoid an economic catastrophe would be to allow the building of new, technologically advanced nuclear power plants. James A. McGrath Palm Beach Shores before he died. Mr- Abraham Throughout that time, and in addition to weekends, she devoted the first part of each workday and the late afternoon and evening at the hospital, checking on his care and trying to keep his spirits up. As far as Dan Abraham was concerned, our daughter was like a member of his family, free to do whatever whenever she deemed necessary on behalf of her husband. What benevolence; what a wonderful manifestation of a great big heart. My family and I will never forget his kindness at a time when it meant so much. Joshua Levine Palm Beach Three things determine public transit use convenience (user-friendly routes, frequency of runs), safety and cost per ride. Comfort and cleanliness count, too. Where I grew up on Long Island, N.Y., buses ran every 20 minutes, more frequently during rush hours, and on time. Above-ground trains were about the same. Subway runs were often five to 10 minutes apart. Then I lived for 28 years in a rural area 12 miles from Albany, N.Y. At first, buses ran at 7 and 10 a.m. toward the city, and back out at 2 and 5 p.m. When there weren't enough riders, a trip was canceled, each way. Surprise! Ridership shrank, so the service wasn't profitable, couldn't be justified and was ended. Five of the 6 miles of the route were through scenic farm country. Richard H. Gustafson Tequesta I was appalled by the revelation in the Nov. 17 article "Pleasant scenery is key to mass transit, officials say" that Palm Beach and Dade counties have pledged $45,000, Broward County's Metropolitan Planning Organization will add $20,000, and Tri-Rail may contribute another $25,000 to study whether a nice view will encourage commuters to take the bus. - Such wasteful extravagance boggles the mind. One need not be a scientist to deduce that in order to increase ridership, all Palm Tran needs to do is run buses where people want to go, at the times that are convenient to them and at a fair cost. A good place to start would be establishing peripheral bus depots with lots of parking and convenient feeder routes to the Tri-Rail stations servicing Palm Beach's and Fort Lauderdale's airports. The $90,000 planned for a study might just pay for a sign along Interstate 95 asking drivers to leave their cars at home and walk to the airports. Norman Lynn Lake Worth But to think he considered Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty as a running mate! Anyone who has ever dealt with her on important issues knows her position in representing only her district, Delray Beach. What an interesting dilemma she'd have to face in representing an entire state. Can you imagine the poor people in the Keys? She might tell them they are too far away to be included in important decision-making. Bravo to Jeb on a choice well made. D. Heiser Wellington Money's the priority at Intracoastal Let me clarify a few things from the inside of Intracoastal Health System's corporate structure. I read the Business article "Big decisions await In-tracoastal's new CEO," about Phil Dutcher, and felt like laughing, then crying. I am a registered dietitian who began working at St. Mary's Hospital in January 1991 and worked closely with the medical director and intensive-care director of trauma. Although they saw the value of nutrition intervention, apparently Intracoast Write us The Palm Beach Post welcomes letters from readers. All letters are subject to editing for brevity and clarity. Even e-mail and faxed letters must include the writer's name, address and daytime telephone number. You may receive a phone call for verifi-:, cation. 'Open letters' or letters addressed to a third party will not be published. Our addresses: ' Letters to the Editor The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24700 West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4700 Fax: (561) 820-4728 Internet: letterspbpost.com Good thing Jeb didn't choose McCarty Hooray for Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jeb Bush and his choice for a running mate, Secretary of State Sandra Mortham. Now he has a good chance to win the governor's seat. ; Scenery no help if buses inconvenient If former Florida House Speaker Tom Gustafson wants to rely on scenery as a basis for public transit ridership, it's time he went back to his day job. No. 408585 NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROPOSES TO ADOPT OR CHANGE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND FOR THE AREA 5HUWN IN IHb MAP IN IHI5 ADVERTISEMENT. A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND WILL BE HELD ON NUVbMBbR 18, 1997 AT 9:30 A.M. IN THE JANE M. THOMPSON MEMORIAL CHAMBERS, SIXTH FLOOR, GOVERNMENTAL CENTER, 301 NORTH OUVE AVENUE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY.FLORIDA, ORDINANCE 92-20, AS wvlwuiu, s ruLiuws: st. I . I j (LtoAL IAJCUMCN I 5J; 5bC. i.l UbHNIIIUNS ; 5bC. 5 1. G. 2. (GENERAL APPLICABILITY, ACTIONS BY DECISION-MAKING PERSONS AND BODIES. HNDING5J;5EC.5.1.0. (GENERAL APPLICABILITY, OUTSTANDING LIENS OR FINES); SEC. 5.2 (SMC artUMt. (l-UIUKt IANU Ubt AILAil COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS SEC 5 3D.9. (OFFICIAL ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS. PROCEDURE. STANDARDS): SEC 5 4F9 nn A (CONDITIONAL USES, CLASS "A" CONDITIONAL USE, STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL CLASS "A CONDITIONAL USES); SEC. 5.4.F.8. (CONDITIONAL USES, CLASS "B" CONDITIONAL USES, STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL CLASS "i" CONDITIONAL USES); SEC. 5 5 E (SPECIAL I No. 408586 NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROPOSES TO ADOPT OR CHANGE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND FOR THE AREA SHOWN IN THE MAP IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT. A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 16, 1997 AT 9:30 A.M IN THE JANE M. THOMPSON MEMORIAL CHAMBERS, SIXTH FLOOR, GOVERNMENTAL CENTER, 301 NORTH OLIVE AVENUE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 92-20, KNOWN AS THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: SEC.6.4.D.22, USE REGULATIONS AND DEFINITIONS, COMMUNICATION TOWERS IS DELETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACED; SEC. 6.4.D.22.1, USE REGULATIONS AND DEFINITIONS, COMMUNICATION PANELS, IS DELETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACED; PROVIDING FOR INTERPRETATION OF CAPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, AGENCY OR COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH A MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILLL NEED A RECORD OF rcumn ujco, rnm-cuuKC, ucusiuin ui uiNIINtj UIKtUUK; btL. 3.6.B.2. 511b PLAN OR HNAL SUBDIVISION PLAN,APPLICABIUTY, DEVELOPMENT REQUIRING A DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE APPROVED SITE PLAN): SEC. 57 B (VARIANCES AND APPFAI Df ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS, AUTHORITY); SEC.5.8 (COMPLIANCE WITH TIME LIMITATIONS AINU LUINUIIIUNS ur ArrKUVAL ; SbC. 6 4.0. (UsE REGULATIONS AND DEFINITIONS ; SEC 6.5.I.S. (PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, EXCEPTIONS TO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS); SEC. 6.5.J.2. (PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, DISTRICT SPECIFIC REGULATIONS); SEC. 6.6.A.10.b.6. (SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS, ACCESSORY USES AND sikui-IUKCS, SCKbbIN tINUUSUKbS ; sbC. 6.6.A. 2. SUPPLEMENTARY RFGUIATIONK ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES, SATELLITE DISH ANTENNAS); SEC. 6.8.A. 1 n. (PLANNED uticiurmpii uisikii.1 ncuuLWinjiNS, UbINCKAL, rUKrUSb AND INIbNI ; SbC. 68 C 7 (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT REGULATIONS. MUPD MIXFD-HSF PIANNFD nFVFlhp. MENT DISTRICT, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS! SFf A in ITRANSFFR OF nFVFl. 0 OPMENT RIGHTS - SPECIAL DENSITY PROGRAM); SEC. 7.2.C. 1 2 a. (OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING, PARKING AREA DESIGN- AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS); SEC. 7 2 C 1 2 b 6 (OFF-STREET PARKING, LOCATION a REQUIRED PARKING); SEC. 7.2.C.17.B (5) (OFF-STREET lliU rHUMiMu hinu lwauiij, rAKWiNU ut VbrtliabS AINU SUA Is IN KbSlDbNIIAL DISTRICTS SEC7.6 H.l.f. (EXCAVATION, TECHNICAL STANDARDS: OPERATIONAL, CONSTRUCTION RECLAMATION AND MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONAL STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS)' SEC. 7.8.A.3.b. (MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS, PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, EXEMPTIONS) SEC. 7.8.A.4.a. (l)(e (MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS, PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, NOISE) SEC. 7.14 H I. ISIGNAGE. SIGNS SUBJECT TO SPECIAL STANDARDS AND RFmilPlMT. isvS rcKwni; six. .ns.z.c (Sior-tAijb, BILUJUAKD KbrLACbMbNT AND RELOCATION BILLBOARD REGISTRATION PERMITS); SEC7.17.E.3 (HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROCEDURES, PUB- uc nbAKiiNU KtuuiKbU fUK MISIUKIC 511b OR D'IRICT DESIGNATION ; SEC.8.16 (CON- THE PROCEEDINGS, 5IKUUIUN KLAN5 AND SUPPLbMbNTAL ENGINEERING INFORMATION); SEC. 8.24.A. AND FOR SUCH PUR SlUKMWAIbK MAINAObMbIN I , MINIMUM KbUU RED MPROVFMFNT SFr 8 9S A IWASTF. PALM BEACH COUNtY WATER SYSTEMS, GENERAL REQUIREMENT); SEC. 8.25.C. (WASTEWATER SYSTEMS, INDIVID UAL STSIbM); AKI.II (AUb- QUATE PUBLIC FACILITY STANDARDS), ART. 15 (TRAFFIC PERFORMANCE STANDARDS); PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTICLE 17 (PARK AND RECREATION STANDARDS); PROVIDING FOR INTERPRETATION OF CAPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; Put your ad in The Post Classifieds and watch it become a. best seller. Call (561) 820-4343 today. PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, AGENCY, OR COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED NJoAmlom M V ' n ..- ..jL v J fteechotae Blvd ' J I CLAOES INSERT Bd) MSti til i d-J AT SUCH A MEETING OR HEAR ING, HE WILL NEED A RECORD POSE, HE MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. ALL APPEALS MUST BE FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT. AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST WITH AT LEAST THREE DAYS NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT MAUREEN BARBER AT OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO t 'f i i ; M ... i-, . J l l 1. 3 f i9iJM, ' 1 ivfl i- real jj ( 4 1 Tvrn CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. ALL APPEALS MUST BE FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT , P if CODE. ACCORDANCE WITH THE The Palm Beach Post PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS CH CI -SI A OCUMENT MAY BE YoflffctaRdJJJ REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT. AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED MJMICIPAI BOUNDARIES UPON REQUEST WITH AT LEAST THREE DAYS NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT MAUREEN BARBER "till Always A Best Seller AT 561 233 5204. Publish: The Palm Beach Post, December 7, 1 997) PUBLISH THE PALM BEACH POST, DECEMBER 7, 1997

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