Announcement Date: May 6, 2017

A The New York Times story investigated how President Trump’s new position has changed local government’s interactions with his domestic businesses. One Trump Organization consultant noted the increased ease in approving construction plans is “surreal.” Mar-a-Lago, the source of numerous noise complaints and local litigation, has had multiple requests approved by Palm Beach County since President Trump’s election. A Democrat on the county board said he has been cautioned by community members that “[i]f you push too hard, there might be some consequences.”