Jim Wood

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About Jim Wood

Jim Wood is a 25-year citizen of Boca Raton. Upon arriving in Boca from Arizona, Jim and his family had a house built in Broken Sound in the western section of the City. After the last of their three children left for college Jim and Trish downsized and relocated to east Boca, where they have lived for 18 years. His volunteering activities include serving eight years on an advisory board in the City. Jim is a computer engineer who advanced into executive positions with telecommunications companies Siemens and Lucent. He holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and management, a master’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA. He is also a veteran who served four years on active duty with the United States Air Force. His interests include cycling (A1A), guitar (acoustic) and cooking (healthy comfort food). He is a member of the Boca Raton Bicycle Club and the FAU Alumni Association.
20 Feb 2018

An Overdevelopment Tsunami is Coming to Boca Raton

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

A BocaWatch reader requested us to provide additional details regarding the pro-development votes cast by Boca Raton City Councilman Jeremy Rodgers. Here is a link to the article: http://bocawatch.org/boca-raton-election-candidate-voting-record/ Our response in the comment section of the referenced article caused quite a stir because of the huge number of condos, apartments and townhouses that have [...]

15 Feb 2018

Boca Raton Election Candidate Voting Record

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|9 Comments

Publisher's Comment: The article gives a full accounting of Councilman Jeremy Rodgers' voting pattern for his three (3) years in office. However, the last quarter of 2017 is not available in an Excel format at the City Clerk's office. this last quarter is recorded simply with individual vote records on individual issues, much to numerous [...]

5 Feb 2018

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

Publisher’s comment: The merits of a waterfront park at the Wildflower site are no longer in question. In preparing the candidate profile on Armand Grossman, however, YouTube video interviews on the internet from 2016 and 2017 reveal Mr. Grossman’s position on this question; reveal that his vision for the site was a restaurant for the [...]

8 Jan 2018

Boca’s Hidden Valley Residents Win!

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

Publisher’s Comment: Welcome to 2018….’Resident Friendly’ may now be the order of the day. The P&Z Board’s considered analysis and negative recommendation with this golf course re-development request to replace recreation with residential is a breath of fresh air for the residents of Hidden Valley, specifically, and all city residents, generally. Kudos is extended to [...]

4 Dec 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

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

Publisher’s comment: A long time in the making but the ‘city within a park’ vision has actually begun.  This article reflects on-going progress made towards providing residents and visitors alike with an urban recreational setting along our waterfront in near proximity to Boca Raton’s downtown.  ‘It’s Open’ tracks that progress.  Sister articles in this BocaWatch [...]

20 Nov 2017

Boca Raton School Overcrowding: ‘NOT OUR PROBLEM, Contact the School Board’…Really Mayor?

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

Publisher’s comment: Last week BocaWatch reported on the comments made by School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw attributing school overcrowding directly to local government’s propensity for approval of development projects without requiring developers to make accommodations for the actual infrastructure impacts, especially those within our overcrowded schools. His remarks were right on…honest and refreshing. For decades [...]

30 Oct 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|7 Comments

This article presents some updated information regarding Wildflower Park progress. The tracker graphic included toward the end of this article has been updated accordingly. Past update articles are included for reference in Attachment 1. Following is a brief update discussion on each of the open phases. Passive Park Residents have been asking for Wildflower Park [...]

27 Jul 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

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

This article presents some updated information regarding Wildflower Park progress. The tracker graphic included toward the end of this article has been updated accordingly. Past update articles are included for reference in Attachment 1. Following is a brief update discussion on each of the open phases. Passive Park Residents have been asking for Wildflower Park [...]

26 Jun 2017

Wildflower Park Tracking Report: Progress at last!

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|7 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Like the turtle and the hare, progress on the Wildflower will never be fast enough for the residents (hare) but could it be any slower than the pace set by the City (turtle)? I think not….As pointed out in this tracking update by Jim Wood, progress is now actually measurable and the end [...]

15 May 2017

Progress on the Wildflower site? What a Difference a Year Makes!!!

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

Public Hearing Notice:  Thursday, 5/18 at 6:30 P.M.   Zoning change for the Wildflower….Be there or be square!!! Last year at this time we, the residents, were executing the ordinance petition gathering process and fighting just about every power broker in town. Our goal was to gather at least 2,000 signatures by the May 30, 2016 [...]

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