URGENT….URGENT….URGENT Midtown Boca, the largest rezoning ordinances in Boca Raton history, is up for the second of two required hearings in front of the City Council on January 23 at 6:00 P.M….. The City Council is considering approval of the latest draft ordinances that will determine quality of life of all Boca Raton residents for [...]
In this Listen Up Boca! episode, Jack takes apart the Hidden Valley Golf course problem and how to solve it.
Publisher's Comment Something to note about the Hidden Valley golf course situation is that the current owner, Tuttle Land Investments, may have no intention of developing the property. Here is a description of their business model: Tuttle land Investment looks for Real Estate Investment Opportunities in South and Central Florida where the property is either: [...]
NOT-SO-BRIGHT LINE Residents north of Palm Beach County have been waging a (mostly losing) battle against the proposed high-speed rail service between Miami-Palm Beach and Orlando. They argue, and will likely do so again to the courts, that the $1.75 billion in state tax exempt bonds and federal loans amount to a subsidy for the [...]
Some predictions do come true. As predicted, Robert Weinroth withdrew his bid for re-election as a City of Boca Raton City Councilmember and set his sights on a higher goal as he then filed to run for Palm Beach County Commission District 4. One can only imagine the conversations taking place among Boca’s political elite [...]
Publisher’s Comment: Overdevelopment, the leading issue in last year’s City Council elections, is back again…This time, however, it is complicated by school overcrowding, overcrowding that is a direct result of unbridled growth unabashedly requested by the developer and unequivocally granted by the ‘developer friendly current and past City Councils. City councils comprised of elected officials [...]
Publisher’s Comment: Thank you City Council Member O’Rourke for your insightful recap (linked below) of the important issues carrying over from 2017 and setting the stage for 2018’s resident concerns. Click here: HAPPY NEW YEAR…Looking Back – Looking Forward Perhaps the most important concern raised is that of ‘Good Governance’; to wit: assurances that Boca [...]
With the candidate filing window now closed for the March 2018 City Council elections and the candidates known, the future impacts of Midtown Boca may be be decided with input from new voices not currently on the City Council. One item of particular note about the newly announced candidate, former Council member and Deputy Mayor [...]
Publisher’s Comment: With the widow of opportunity closed now on candidate filings for the 2018 local elections, focus shifts on the races, the finances, and the candidates’ profiles. In the city of Boca Raton there are two contested seats for City Council; Seat C, currently occupied by Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers and Seat D, currently [...]
Have you been wondering how Boca Raton ended up with overcrowded schools and congested roads? Katie sat down with Boca resident Joe Graubart to understand how it happened and what can be done about it.