Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

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5 Feb 2018

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

Publisher’s comment: The merits of a waterfront park at the Wildflower site are no longer in question. In preparing the candidate profile on Armand Grossman, however, YouTube video interviews on the internet from 2016 and 2017 reveal Mr. Grossman’s position on this question; reveal that his vision for the site was a restaurant for the [...]

5 Feb 2018

Is This Any Way to Run a City?

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Being ardently pro-development and anti-business at the same time may seem like a paradox, but there is ample evidence in Boca to support this seeming self- contradiction. If you want evidence of pro-development bias, just look around. For years our City Council made multiple concessions to please developers. It all started with the battle over [...]

5 Feb 2018

City Council Seat D: Who’s Behind the Proverbial Curtain?

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Cartoons|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Of course, to answer the ‘headline’ question above requires information not yet available.   Candidates’ finance reports are due on February 10th for funds gathered through January 31st.  Funds collected between February 1st  and February 10th  will be reported on February 16th and the story these reports contain may prove extremely interesting.  BocaWatch will [...]

1 Feb 2018

Elections Have Consequences; Examine the Candidates Carefully!

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|19 Comments

Here we are, six weeks to the day from casting our votes on March 13th. Have you considered the candidates you will vote for? Our City is in all of our hands and we will determine what goes on in City Hall for the next two years at a minimum. Respecting your vote, all I [...]

29 Jan 2018

Up,Up and Away: A Midtown Boca ‘Master’ Plan is on its Way!

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Cartoons|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: With months of argument behind us and after 6 hours of contentious debate, the City Council acted….The ‘Developer Friendly’ Midtown Boca proposal has ‘flat lined’.  No Midtown Boca forward motion until a ‘master plan’ process is conducted where residents can contribute in a meaningful way to what will be their resulting ‘quality of [...]

29 Jan 2018

Open Letter to the Community: ‘Developer Friendly’ Extends to County too

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|8 Comments

  WHITEHALL COMMUNITY RESIDENTS AT ODDS WITH PENN-FLORIDA.... Whitehall @ Camino Real is a 408-unit community located in unincorporated Palm Beach county and adjacent to the Boca Raton western boundaries in the Boca Del Mar subsection.  Built by Burg and DiVosta in 1984, Phase I consisted of nine buildings.  In 1985, Phase II was built [...]

29 Jan 2018

A Resident’s View: Another ‘Golf Course’ Green Space Under Developer Siege

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|9 Comments

There has been much discussion of the proposal that the former Ocean Breeze Golf Course in North Boca be purchased and maintained as a golf course. It has been described by some as a potential “jewel” in the City’s collection of parks, and supporters say it will enable Boca Teeca residents to continue living with [...]

29 Jan 2018

Erosion of the Public Trust is ‘Dangerous’ for our City!

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher's Comment: Sunday's Sun Sentinel published an Editorial titled "Politicians in prison garb shake our trust"; a must read for anyone interested in the integrity of government.  Highlighted in the Sentinel's editorial is the following; "Today's erosion of trust - not just in government but in business, faith organizations and the media, too - is [...]

29 Jan 2018

A resident’s Open Comment on Suggestion of City Owned Land Available to School District!

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Publisher’s comment: With the recent focus on school overcrowding and development, the city council and school board have reacted in numerous ways.  School board member Frank Barbieri and City Council member Scott Singer have taken the lead in this matter.  Solutions have been sought and stories written….One such story raising questions to the generally accepted [...]

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