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20 Nov 2017

Wow!

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: The Palm Beach Post continues to investigate embattled Mayor Susan Haynie’s ethical challenges.  Presented here is the Post’s editorial opining on Ms. Haynie’s actions and those of the City Attorney.   Also presented is the Post’s opinion on the City Council’s action authorizing the City Manager to pen a letter to the Ethics Commission [...]

20 Nov 2017

Attention Returning Residents: Boca Raton ‘Development’ Update

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Snowbirds returning to our fair city are in for some surprises—some good and some not so good. The first should come as no surprise to anyone:  traffic is terrible in Boca and getting worse.  Most “urban centers” have rush hours; most major cities like New York have horrible traffic jams to and from their beaches; [...]

20 Nov 2017

Boca Raton School Overcrowding: ‘NOT OUR PROBLEM, Contact the School Board’…Really Mayor?

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

Publisher’s comment: Last week BocaWatch reported on the comments made by School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw attributing school overcrowding directly to local government’s propensity for approval of development projects without requiring developers to make accommodations for the actual infrastructure impacts, especially those within our overcrowded schools. His remarks were right on…honest and refreshing. For decades [...]

20 Nov 2017

‘ Resident Friendly’ Candidate Running for City Council Seat D!

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

In March of 2018 Boca Raton has an opportunity to make a big change on city council. Monica Mayotte will be running for Seat D and her campaign kick off began last Thursday night. Monica, a 21 year resident of Boca Raton, chose the Dubliner - a downtown favorite hot spot for her campaign kick [...]

16 Nov 2017

Boca is NOT an Urban Experiment – Part 2

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

Tri-Rail stations can be funded by cities or government grants. BocaWatch researcher and commentator at large Jack McWalter highlights some serious problems other cities have had after accepting government grants. Jack also offers some solutions to the related MidTown development problem.

16 Nov 2017

Public Outreach: December 5th ….Tri-Rail is Coming!

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

The meeting notice has been posted to the City website, shared on social media and placed on the City calendar. Staff liaisons will also share with boards and committees. The City’s Communction Director will  send a weekly calendar email to those who have subscribed. The post will  be sent again as the date gets closer.  

16 Nov 2017

Mayor Offers PR ‘Spin’; Public Record Establishes Facts!

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Publisher’s Comment: Dear Mayor…please do not take us, the residents, for fools. Nancy Hendrey took the public microphone and raised a concern on your lack of disclosure about an ownership interest in Community Reliance, LLC.  Public records unequivocally establishes your ownership interest in that company from its inception in 2007 until last year. What is [...]

15 Nov 2017

FACT-CHECK: Boca Mayor on Disclosing Conflict of Interest

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Monday afternoon at the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting, Boca Raton’s elected officials fumbled thorough 3 plus hours of dialogue regarding  the ethical challenges concerning our embattled Mayor/CRA Member, Susan Haynie.  You may also be reading the Palm Beach Post’s 3 front page investigative reports outlining the ethical allegations against the Mayor and [...]

13 Nov 2017

Tri-Rail funding; $20,000,000 – Where is it Coming From…What are the ‘Strings’?

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: People are asking basic questions of who, what, where and how regarding the Tri-Rail Station anticipated for Midtown. In his recent commentary, ’Boca is NOT an Urban Experiment, BocaWatch’s commentator-at-large, Jack McWalter, begins to lay bare some possibilities for the Crocker development team’s quest for 2500 units. Part 1 of the series starts [...]

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