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/Monica Mayotte

About Monica Mayotte

Monica is a 20-year Boca Raton resident and the former chairperson of the city’s Green Living Advisory Board. She is the Florida Regional Climate Reality Leader for the Climate Reality Project (www.climaterealityproject.org) and a volunteer for the Citizens Climate Lobby (www.citizensclimatelobby.org). Over the past several years, she has been committed to advocating for a sustainable lifestyle for all by reducing our impact on our environment by eliminating the use of fossil fuels for energy, through water protection and conservation, and by healthy living.
12 Oct 2017

Municipal Election, March 18…Just Got Very Interesting

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

PUBLISHER"S COMMENT: BREAKING News!!!....A 'resident friendly' candidate has filed to run for Boca Raton City Council Seat D. Monica Mayotte, today, filed the necessary paperwork to enter the March '18 municipal election challenging incumbent Councilman Robert Weinroth. BocaWatch will be covering this race closely to inform the voting public on all aspects of the candidates' [...]

9 Oct 2017

‘Thank You’ Boca Raton City Council!

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

PUBLISHER'S COMMENT: Boca Raton’s budgetary support for ‘sustainability’ is commended.  Recent reports suggest that the millennial generation favors sustainable and vibrant living environments.  The Sun Sentinel, on October 5th reported that the American public favors local and state governments’ do more to address these principles and do ‘more’ to fight ‘global warming’ while encouraging the [...]

2 Oct 2017

Boca Budget’s Missing Important Priority

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

  PUBLISHER'S COMMENT:    UPDATE....UPDATE.... Victories for the residents has come in a many small ways.  Having a responsive City Council and City Administration has been the resident's guiding principle and heralded often in the articles of BocaWatch.   At last night's final budget hearing before approval of the 2017-18 budget, the City Council took action in two [...]

26 Jun 2017

On the Front lines of Federal Climate Change Legislation

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

On June 13, 2017, I experienced what it is like to affect change in our democracy. As a volunteer member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), I spent the day on Capitol Hill speaking with members of Congress about climate change legislation and the Bi-Partisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the House of Representatives. Boca Raton’s [...]

5 Jun 2017

City Council Unanimously Passes Mayor’s Climate Pledge Resolution!

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

First, I’d like to announce that on Tuesday, May 23rd, the Boca Raton City Council unanimously voted to pass the Mayor’s Climate Pledge Resolution. This means Boca Raton has officially joined the Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact (www.southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org).  Thank you to every city council member for their vote and their commitment to ensuring a resilient [...]

18 May 2017

How Cities Have Become Clean Energy Leaders

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Monica Mayotte, is contributing a series of articles on environmental climate changes and the anticipated dangers these present to coastal cities, Boca Raton included. In her last article, “World Class Cities Understand ‘Sustainability and Resiliency’ Attract the Best and the Brightest”, published May 4th, Monica reports that Boca Raton was not a participating [...]

4 May 2017

World Class Cities Understand ‘Sustainability and Resiliency’ Attract the Best and the Brightest!

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|12 Comments

When you were a child, I’m sure your parents told you that just because your friends were doing something didn’t mean it was ok for you to do it, too. EXCEPT, when it comes to the Sustainability and Resiliency of our city, it is ESSENTIAL to do what our neighboring cities are doing. Most of [...]

13 Apr 2017

Environmentalism: Being a Good Caretaker of our Planet!

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Environmentalism in the 21st century is about being a good caretaker of our planet so that our children, grandchildren and all future generations have a safe, healthy place to live, work and play. Concern for the environment doesn’t mean you are a Birkenstock, tie-dye wearing hippy. Everyone should care about breathing clean air and drinking [...]

3 Oct 2016

Amendment 1 – Solar Energy – Deceiving the Florida Voter

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone who voted Yes for Amendment 4 on the August primary ballot.  That was the first step to ensure a thriving solar industry in Florida. The final phase of the solar amendment confusion ends on Election Day, November 8th with the defeat of Amendment 1.  Below is [...]

23 Jul 2016

Clarification of Competing Solar Amendments – Upcoming Ballots

By | July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Over the past 18 months, residents of Florida have been bombarded with competing Solar Amendments that seem, on the surface, to be advocating for more solar power in the Sunshine State. Nothing could be further from the truth. Currently, this year, Florida residents will see two different solar amendments, one on the primary ballot on [...]

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