John Gore

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About John Gore

John, President of BocaBeautiful.org is a 13-year Boca resident and lives in Downtown Boca. He is also Chairman and CEO of Political Solutions International LLC, a consulting firm which advises a wide range of clients on government relations organization, competence, issue management and strategy. Prior to his chairing Political Solutions International, Mr. Gore served from 1996-2002 as Group Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, for the British Petroleum Company in London. In that capacity Mr. Gore was responsible for BP’s government and public affairs activities in over 70 countries. He is a 1970 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and attended Georgetown University Law School. He is married to the former Antonia Stepovich of Fairbanks, Alaska. His outside interests include golf, creative writing, and the arts.
20 Nov 2017

Attention Returning Residents: Boca Raton ‘Development’ Update

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Snowbirds returning to our fair city are in for some surprises—some good and some not so good. The first should come as no surprise to anyone:  traffic is terrible in Boca and getting worse.  Most “urban centers” have rush hours; most major cities like New York have horrible traffic jams to and from their beaches; [...]

2 Nov 2017

All Politics are Local….or Are They?

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

WASHINGTON OVERVIEW October was the month when Congressional Republicans concluded that they might lose their Congressional majorities in 2018 if they do not pass a major tax relief bill.  Fear is a powerful motivator.  In Washington, it can be even more powerful than money. On October 26th the House put aside inter-party disputes over how [...]

19 Oct 2017

Taming the Monster on Mizner!

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

While most of you were away… Under pressure from Boca Raton’s City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency and from advocacy groups such as BocaBeautiful.org and Boca Watch, the developer of the mammoth Mizner 200 project in downtown Boca agreed to correct the design and reduce the visual impact of the building.  The corrections are intended to bring [...]

16 Aug 2017

MIZNER 200….AGGREMENT REACHED

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|13 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: We, residents, have come a long way in the last few years. More than symbolic, the reaching of an amicable agreement between neighboring interests for Mizner 200 is a major victory. Mizner 200, one of the most contentious public fights in Boca Raton’s recent development history, is a prime example of a ‘new [...]

7 Aug 2017

“Sensible Development” in Boca Raton….Update from Boca Beautiful

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Our recent fundraising plea has been met with a very strong response.  To those who have contributed, thank you.  We will put the money to good use. To those who have not, or are still thinking about it, we urgently need your support to continue the fight for sensible development in Boca— development which takes [...]

20 Jul 2017

An Overview: Political ‘FIREWORKS’ in Washington D.C

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

PUBLISHER'S COMMENT: When BocaWatch last published a Washington Overview from Mr. Gore, some responders objected saying that BocaWatch is about and should remain concerned with local matters only....Sage advice... I must admit....but, in retrospect, is there anything more local to residents then that which is happening in Washington D.C.. Politicians that obfuscate their responsibility cause [...]

26 Jun 2017

Mizner 200: Approve or Not to Approve? That is the Critical Question!

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

To paraphrase Gershwin: “Summertime, and the politics ain’t easy”. Boca Raton’s City Council faces some very important votes in the coming months.  First among these is the controversial decision on whether to approve the massive Mizner 200 project, or to ask for further modifications to meet the concerns of its neighbors.  And there will be [...]

11 May 2017

Game, Set and Match for Downtown Developers

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

MIZNER 200:  THE STAKES ARE AS HIGH AS THE CONCRETE Next week, Boca’s Community Appearance Board will be asked to approve the mammoth Mizner 200 project in Boca’s already overcrowded Downtown.  It will be the first in a series of reviews in an approval process for what could be the final chapter in the Battle [...]

4 May 2017

Make a Difference in Boca’s Future: TWO Important Chances to Have your Voice Heard!

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Many of you who have supported the efforts of BocaBeautiful.org have asked repeatedly “What else can I do?” Here is your opportunity to make a difference in Boca’s future. You will soon have TWO important chances to make your voice heard. We have a new, more resident-friendly City Council.  On May 4th and 5th they [...]

10 Apr 2017

When Developer and Residents talk, Rancor and Controversy Evaporate!

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

This is a tale of two developers and the future of Boca Raton.  The first is—or was—involved in a controversial project on Boca’s barrier island.  But at the request of City leaders and staff, developer Ramon Llorens agreed to work directly with nearby residents to find a project that would be acceptable to all.  The [...]

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