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15 Jan 2018

Campaign Finance Report 2018 – A Deeper Dive

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Some predictions do come true.  As predicted, Robert Weinroth withdrew his bid for re-election as a City of Boca Raton City Councilmember and set his sights on a higher goal as he then filed to run for Palm Beach County Commission District 4.  One can only imagine the conversations taking place among Boca’s political elite [...]

11 Jan 2018

Midtown Reboot: ‘Resident Friendly’ Now Front and Center!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

With the candidate filing window now closed for the March 2018 City Council elections and the candidates known, the future impacts of Midtown Boca may be be decided with input from new voices not currently on the City Council. One item of particular note about the newly announced candidate, former Council member and Deputy Mayor [...]

11 Jan 2018

Every Day, Every Minute is a Lifetime in Local Politics!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: With the widow of opportunity closed now on candidate filings for the 2018 local elections, focus shifts on the races, the finances, and the candidates’ profiles.   In the city of Boca Raton there are two contested seats for City Council;  Seat C, currently occupied by Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers and Seat D, currently [...]

7 Jan 2018

Boca Raton City Council Campaign Financing: FOLLOWING THE MONEY!

By | January 7th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Campaign Contribution Update BocaWatch is committed to providing readers with a meaningful analysis of campaign contributions for upcoming elections.  At the present time four of the five current Boca Raton City Council members have filed to run for various offices.  As always, the money received by each candidate, and where it comes from, tells us [...]

4 Jan 2018

Stay Tuned, Stay Informed….Follow the Campaign Cash!

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Boca Raton Election 2018 Circle your calendars for Tuesday, March 13, 2018. That is the date of Boca’s next municipal election. Currently, two incumbent City Council members will seek reelection for another three years in office. Both face a challenge from other candidates. BocaWatch will follow these campaigns closely, including in-depth “follow the money” reporting [...]

7 Dec 2017

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority and Midtown Boca Update

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

Most residents in Boca Raton know that there is a major firestorm brewing over the proposed development project known as ‘Midtown’ and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA) efforts to justify a second Tri-Rail station at Glades Road and Military Trail. This past Tuesday, December 5th, SFRTA provided a progress report on its plans [...]

30 Nov 2017

On Behalf Of First Amendment Foundation

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: BocaWatch has been as effective as it is due in large part to Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Laws and access to public records.  Government in the Sunshine is constantly under attack by local governments and lobbyists to chip away at the availability of records or, in some cases, completely block the public’s [...]

27 Nov 2017

Ordinance 5431 – Ethics Crisis in Boca Raton – Not Nearly Enough!

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Publisher's Comment: The Sun-Sentinel’s editorial this weekend made many critical comments regarding the current ethical crisis in Boca Raton.    One specific application to Ordinance 5431 raises questions about the City Attorney’s role in the handling of ethics matters and her statement that withholding of names in conflict-of-interest situations is the city’s normal practice.  Their editors [...]

27 Nov 2017

Cloud Hangs Over Boca Mayor Susan Haynie

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|9 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: It was a watershed moment for Councilmen Singer, Rodgers and Weinroth but they failed to make the hard decision. The Sun-Sentinel editorial board has now weighed in on Mayor Hayne’s ethics problem with a blistering editorial headlined: “Cloud hangs over Boca Mayor Susan Haynie”. And while Singer, Rodgers and Weinroth punted their responsibility to act [...]

20 Nov 2017

Wow!

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: The Palm Beach Post continues to investigate embattled Mayor Susan Haynie’s ethical challenges.  Presented here is the Post’s editorial opining on Ms. Haynie’s actions and those of the City Attorney.   Also presented is the Post’s opinion on the City Council’s action authorizing the City Manager to pen a letter to the Ethics Commission [...]

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