Omari Hardy Bio – Wiki
Omari Hardy is a Commissioner of Lake Worth Beach, South Florida. A city commission meeting the mayor grilled Pam Triolo on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hardy accused City Manager Michael Bornstein of “turning off people’s lights during a global health pandemic,” and said Triolo was also at fault because she did not call an emergency meeting last week to discuss coronavirus crisis issues, the television station reported.
Who is Pam Triolo
The mayor, Pam Triolo, is the head of a five-member city commission which includes Commissioner Omari Hardy.
A city commission meeting in South Florida got rather testy Thursday night, as a commissioner confronted the mayor over the city’s handling of the coronavirus.
During the exchange, Hardy accused Mayor Triolo and City Manager Michael Bornstein of turning off people’s lights during a global health pandemic. He also said Triolo had refused to call an emergency meeting to work on the city’s response to the crisis.
Things got heated when Triolo asked for a second and a vote, and Hardy interrupted, saying are you telling me that you’re going to keep me from talking right now? Another commissioner answered you’ve talked all evening.
Hardy then said, Look here, you’re calling me disrespectful because I’ve interrupted people. But this gentleman [Bornstein] has turned off people’s lights in the middle of a global health pandemic. That’s what that gentleman did. And you think I’m disrespectful for interrupting.
He said this gentleman has had the opportunity to do a number of things. He could have banned large gatherings, we could have closed the beach, we could have put a moratorium on utility shut-offs.
Hardy accused City Manager Michael Bornstein of “turning off people’s lights during a global health pandemic,” and said Triolo was also at fault because she did not call an emergency meeting last week to discuss coronavirus crisis issues, the television station reported.
Hardy said Triolo then gave Bornstein emergency powers, which caused the commissioner to angrily address the mayor.
“This is a banana republic is what you’re turning this place into with your so-called leadership,” Hardy yelled when Triolo called a recess. “We cut people’s utilities this week and made them pay — with what could have been their last check — to turn their lights off in a global health pandemic. But you don’t care about that. You didn’t want to meet.”
“You care more about your relationship with [Bornstein] than you do about the people that are out there working.”
Triolo told Hardy, “Out of order. You’re done. You’re gone.”
“Things got heated last night, but I don’t regret a word,” Hardy wrote on Facebook. “Not one.
“Sometimes, you have to get into trouble to stand up for what’s right.”
Things got heated last night, but I don't regret a word. Not one. We could have directed the city manager to stop…