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30 May 2017

What is the Current State of Boca Raton’s Public Service Pension Plans?

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|8 Comments

For years, Florida's municipal pension plans have been under scrutiny with numerous conflicting reports of unfunded pension liabilities. These conflicting reports, politicians, and media use chaotic histrionics to incite fear that cities will not generate enough revenue to cover the costs of public service; a complex subject but one of significant interest to the ultimate [...]

15 May 2017

Legislation Allowing Private Meeting Between City Council Members Fails!

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: As if we do not have enough back room dealings to worry about on a local level, in this legislative session, Tallahassee attempted to ‘gut’ Florida’s Sunshine Law.  Open and transparent government is a hallmark of good governance.  Some elected officials do not believe that; some elected officials would like nothing better than [...]

11 May 2017

Keep Golf In Boca: At what price???

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

Publisher's Comment: For months now, the hottest topics for Boca Raton residents have been the sale of the Glades Municipal Golf Course and the acquisition and restoration of the Ocean Breeze Golf Course into a world class facility within city limits of Boca Raton. Although separate events, they are intimately connected to one another. The [...]

8 May 2017

Jeff Atwater’s Farewell to Fellow Floridians and Hello to Boca Raton’s FAU!

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher's Comment: For decades now Palm Beach County’s own, Jeff Atwater, has been serving citizens of the Florida, locally and statewide.  Statewide residents should be proud of Jeff’s achievements, his leadership and his dedication to the public good.  Palm Beach County residents have benefited from his watchful eye on the finances of our local and [...]

1 May 2017

Peter Baronoff: Business leader of the Year, Palm Beach County

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

The following article was originally published by the Sun Sentinel Peter Baronoff, mentor and healthcare entrepreneur by Paul Owers A decade ago, as a favor to then-Florida Atlantic University football coach Howard Schnellenberger, Peter Baronoff agreed to have lunch with an FAU team captain in need of a mentor. Baronoff, chairman and CEO of Boca Raton-based [...]

27 Apr 2017

South Florida Traffic: Stifling Economic Growth!

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

Publisher’s Comment; Such a timely article. The article below is a must read for all those concerned about the growing traffic and congestion issues being experienced throughout the south Florida region; Boca Raton being no exception. Developers and residents alike are impacted by this growing phenomena. Cited within the article is the Metropolitan Planning Organization [...]

20 Apr 2017

Did you Know BocaWatch is a Nonprofit Organization Run by Volunteers?

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Developed as a platform for the citizens of Boca Raton to have their voices heard, BocaWatch is in its fifth year of publication. Keeping residents informed on the happenings of our local government is a fulltime job, yet all our writers, editors, cartoonists, and other contributors are volunteers. They work selflessly and tirelessly year-round to [...]

6 Apr 2017

Large Hotel Coming to Boca Teeca?

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|10 Comments

The following article was originally published on At this week's meeting of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District there were several important issues discussed by the commissioners and the executive director: 1) Executive director Arthur Koski indicated that a 110-120 room hotel would be planned for the current hotel property at NW 2nd [...]

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