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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 [...]

30 Nov 2017

On Behalf Of First Amendment Foundation

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: BocaWatch has been as effective as it is due in large part to Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Laws and access to public records.  Government in the Sunshine is constantly under attack by local governments and lobbyists to chip away at the availability of records or, in some cases, completely block the public’s [...]

30 Nov 2017

“Welcoming Communities…” – What are These? Is Boca Raton a ‘Welcoming’ City?

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s comment: At the eleventh hour at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, literally, Councilman Robert Weinroth, without notice to the public and without any demonstrated public need, moved forward a resolution advocating  “ for unity and embracing diversity” within our community.   Councilman Weinroth brought this forward at the request of Palm Beach County League [...]

30 Nov 2017

‘FECKLESS’ City Council Rejected by Ethic Commission….So What’s next?

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Publisher's Comment: After 3 hours of 'painful' debate on November 13, our elected officials ordered the City Manager to request a review from the Ethics Commission of the Mayor's August 2013 advisory opinion; that opinion being the basis for Mayor Haynie's justification for continued voting on Batmasian projects. The Ethics Commission's Executive Director rejects the [...]

27 Nov 2017

Ordinance 5431 – Ethics Crisis in Boca Raton – Not Nearly Enough!

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Publisher's Comment: The Sun-Sentinel’s editorial this weekend made many critical comments regarding the current ethical crisis in Boca Raton.    One specific application to Ordinance 5431 raises questions about the City Attorney’s role in the handling of ethics matters and her statement that withholding of names in conflict-of-interest situations is the city’s normal practice.  Their editors [...]

27 Nov 2017

Cloud Hangs Over Boca Mayor Susan Haynie

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|9 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: It was a watershed moment for Councilmen Singer, Rodgers and Weinroth but they failed to make the hard decision. The Sun-Sentinel editorial board has now weighed in on Mayor Hayne’s ethics problem with a blistering editorial headlined: “Cloud hangs over Boca Mayor Susan Haynie”. And while Singer, Rodgers and Weinroth punted their responsibility to act [...]

22 Nov 2017

Happy Thanksgiving and a Joyous Holiday Season!

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Dear supporter of BocaWatch, As we begin our sixth year (2012 – present), our coffers are in dire need of help.  Over these years, we have raised and spent considerable funds in efforts to bring news and information to the Boca resident and to educate our city council on matters that are ‘resident friendly’. We [...]

20 Nov 2017

Boca Raton’s Being Overrun

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

The entire city of Boca Raton, but especially the downtown area, is being overrun by developers. Jack McWalter takes you through current development projects and the impact they will have on our city.

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