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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As Boca Mayor Haynie falters in the Court of Public Opinion, the cloud over her now casts a shadow on Singer, Rodgers and Weinroth as they fail to make the hard decisions. Al Zucaro reveals why.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Follow the ‘yellow brick road’ to ‘Good Governance’; Countdown Clock….22 days and counting! Image created by Jessica Gray
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 [...]
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.