PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Boca Raton is exactly 5 months from the next municipal election. Two City Council seats are up this cycle. These seats are currently held by Deputy Mayor Rodgers and City Councilman Weinroth. Both Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Weinroth have officially declared their candidacy for reelection. To date, no other candidates have announced. BocaWatch [...]
Our City Council has voiced support for Boca Raton’s 2020 Vision initiative, and has chosen to fund “Phase 1- The Downtown Waterfront”. This year will finally see the Wildflower blossom, made one with Silver Palm Park. The waterfront aspect of the Vision is a work in progress. But, Boca’s 2020 Vision is “From Coast to [...]
With the City’s 2017-18 budget now final there is perhaps no more important item to review for insights into the narrative of what will be of import over the next 12 months. All eyes should be on the implications of the upcoming final budget vote. BocaWatch has been working on budget items for some time [...]
After a 5–0 City Council consensus….the Beach and Park district will proceed forward to an eventually acquisition and preservation of a 200 acre green space!
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 [...]
Part 2 of our interview with community leader and retired Boca Raton picks up right where we left off, discussing the importance of Pearl City, the people who live there and why the community is so valuable.
The following is in response to the 2020 Vision presentation made before the City Council meeting of Monday, September 25. Dear City Council, The 2020 Vision concept, as presented by Margaret Fitzsimons, represents not only her thoughts but the thoughts of many of your constituents. She listed a broad range of organizations who believe in [...]
All cities evolve and change; the results can be seen throughout history in great places we’ve all visited around the world. And while change always comes with resistance, it is essential to jump in and be part of shaping that change; true in the many cities that come to mind when visualizing our favorite places. [...]
On this episode of What Boca is Saying, Katie sits down to chat with Wayne Barton, retired Boca Raton police office and founder of the Wayne Barton Study Center. An advocate for community policing, Barton took a special interest in Pearl City - Boca Raton's oldest housing unit and currently one of the city's most [...]
408 pounds of trash was removed from South Beach Park in Boca Raton on Saturday, September 23rd during International Coastal Cleanup Day. Boca Save our Beaches partnered with 4Ocean and World of Scuba, pulling together over 85 people to help clean our beaches. Plus, we were able to beat our prior record of 377 pounds [...]