In the county commission redistricting meeting today, Peanut Island will remain in District 1 despite push back from the District 7 community. The Palm Beach Civic Association advocated keeping Peanut Island in District 1.
The Palm Beach County Commission voted 4-3 today (Marcus, Santamaria, Burdick, and Vana in favor; Taylor, Aaronson, Abrams opposed) to keep Peanut Island in Karen Marcus’ District 1. Town of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio, Susan Markin and Ned Barnes, president of the Palm Beach Civic Association, spoke in favor of the motion along with Town of Palm Beach Shores commissioner Alan Fiers and others.
Port Commission Chair Wayne Richards read a unanimous resolution from the Port Commission requesting that Peanut Island be moved to District 7 where the Port is located.