Palm Beach County commissioners, by a 3-3 vote, failed Tuesday to approve a sweeping agreement that provides for many changes the county’s ocean rescue lifeguards have sought for years.
Commissioners Mary Lou Berger, Mack Bernard and Dave Kerner voted yes;Mayor Paulette Burdick and commissioners Hal Valeche and Steve Abrams said no. Vice Mayor Melissa McKinlay had left during the lunch break for another obligation.
County Attorney Denise Nieman said the vote could be brought back again but that for now it’s rejected. Abrams had asked before the vote if it could be modified but was told the panel Tuesday could vote only up or down.
The new package would cost the county an extra $783,702 for its first full year and $856,579 for the 2018-2019 budget year.
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