“Delray Beach Mayor Shelly Petrolia wants to purge a member of the planning and zoning board for saying something that she didn’t like. Rob Long is that board member. A civil engineer by training, he’s also chairman of the Palm Beach County Soil and Water Conservation District. Like the planning and zoning board, it’s an advisory group.
In that capacity, Long on Nov. 3 sent an email to say that he was “appalled” by Delray Beach’s response to the “alarming discovery” of cancer-causing chemicals–known as polyfluoralkyl substances, or PFAS–in the city’s water supply. He cited a report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). I mentioned the report in a recent blog post.”