Eric Sevell

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About Eric Sevell

Eric Sevell was born and raised in Boca Raton, and is currently in graduate school finishing his PhDs in Sociology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University (IU). Eric has published on topics ranging from political attitudes to community and crime, and regularly teaches Criminology and Deviant Behavior classes in person and online as an Associate Instructor for IU. He has a commitment to social justice and is interested in seeing Boca become a more equitable and inclusive place. In addition to his own engagement with local politics, his father Arnold Sevell is currently Vice-Chair of Boca Raton’s Planning and Zoning Board.
8 Feb 2018

“Millennial” Interests in the Upcoming March Elections

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Facts uncovered in BocaWatch’s effort to message the ‘millennial’ generation: 1) In 2012, 44 million eligible voters were millennials. 29% of all eligible voters; 2) In 2018, there will be more millennials than boomers in the voting age population; 3) By 2030 millennials will outnumber boomers by 22 million. Millennials now make up [...]

22 Jan 2018

School Overcrowding: ‘A Race To The Bottom’

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

I remember back in the early 2000s when Omni Middle School, which I was attending at the time, began bringing in what were colloquially called “Concretables.” Essentially a glorified portable classroom, these highly impersonal concrete blocks were dropped toward the back of the school to make room for a growing student body. At the time, [...]

18 Dec 2017

Boca Raton’s 2020 Vision: Economic Development Through Art, Culture, and Public Space – Part 3

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Saturday evening’s Boat Parade unquestionably answered the, now, rhetorical question,  ‘Wildflower:  Park for All or Restaurant for the Few ?‘   Estimates are that over a thousand people lined the Intracoastal Waterfront at the Wildflower Park.  What a magical night….Dozens of boats decked out in ‘holiday cheer’;  a perfect Boca Raton evening;  and a [...]

11 Dec 2017

Boca Raton’s 2020 Vision: Economic Development Through Art, Culture, and Public Space – Part 2

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

Boca’s 2020 Vision Part 2: Waterfront Revitalization and the Case for Public Space A central feature of the 2020 vision is the utilization of our parks and waterfront spaces. Across the U.S. and the globe, waterfronts have been redeveloped using a mixed-use model typically dependent on leisure activities, exclusive housing, office development, and retail (1). [...]

4 Dec 2017

Boca Raton’s 2020 Vision: Economic Development Through Art, Culture, and Public Space – Part 1

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

As outlined extensively by the 2020 Vision Initiative and BocaWatch, the Boca 2020 Vision is about using arts, culture, parks, and public space as tools to promote economic development, community interaction, and a sense of place. Using a diverse coalition of local individuals and organizations, one of the primary goals of the 2020 Vision is [...]

26 Oct 2017

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in Boca for Another Year!

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|10 Comments

The Boca Raton City Council decided this week that their hypothetical, fabricated concerns were more important than implementing the will of the 76% of Boca residents who voted in favor of medical marijuana. Before proceeding, a few notable exceptions must be highlighted. First, we should extend a thank you to Councilwoman O'Rourke for taking time [...]

16 Oct 2017

Free Market Access in Medical Care May be Dead with Boca Raton’s Elected Officials!

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Boca Raton’s City Council is, once again, about to demonstrate its propensity to impose, through government power, an arbitrary public policy without adequate information or debate. At the City Council meeting on October 10, Ph.D. Candidate Eric Sevell took the public microphone to present a learned presentation and power point in opposition of [...]

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