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22 Sep 2017

A Never Ending Upward Spiral!

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

What Goes Up Must Come Down…REALLY?  Not the Fire Services Non-Ad Valorem Assessment…. A public hearing on the Fire Services Non-Ad Valorum Assessment rates will be conducted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, Boca Raton City Hall.  All residents and businesses should pay close attention to the City [...]

22 Sep 2017

Time Flies! Six Month Update

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Time for an Update... BOCA TAKES IRMA’S GLANCING BLOW Whew! What was bad could have been worse. Hurricane Irma is now part of Boca Raton history and will be the subject of future conversations for years to come. However, as of this writing, Boca residents are regrouping, cleaning up and getting back to business as [...]

21 Sep 2017

Episode 3: “What Boca is Saying” Goes to our Waterfront Parks

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

BocaWatch toured the waterside of Boca’s waterfront parks along the Intracoastal and asked the folks for their ideas, concerns and insights as to what should be done. Our videos and your comments have been received by the city’s consultant, EDSA, who did not participate in the voyage but has acknowledged our efforts. This episode covers [...]

21 Sep 2017

The Long Road to Beloved Community

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

PUBLISHER”S COMMENT: With the ever-expanding ‘downtown’ of Boca Raton and the insatiable appetite of the over-development community, BocaWatch is taking a look at a traditional community’s ‘next’ horizon. Pearl City, with its rich culturally diverse history, deserves a good, long and hard look at its preservation and protection before this historical community is lost in [...]

21 Sep 2017

My ‘Evacuation’ Journey: A Little Humor After a Long Few Days!

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

This is the story of my somewhat unnecessary Irma evacuation tour of the South with my roommate, the other Jessica Rose, and her bow tie wearing sheepdog, Peyton... Wednesday 9/6: In full panic mode we pack The other Jessica Rose's car with 27 granola bars, 6 magnum bottles of wine, 8 rolls of paper towels, [...]

18 Sep 2017

City 2017-2018 Budget Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 25!

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

With the final draft budget only being available for the last few weeks at best and the distraction of a Category 5 hurricane only now over, there was little if any time to digest the entire citywide budget and form probing questions to fully participate.  That is the overall circumstance we often operate under in [...]

18 Sep 2017

More Post-Storm Updates

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Admittedly, I was one of the evacuees from last week’s weather event. A family wedding in New Jersey took Yvonne and I away and Mother Nature prevented us from returning. Since returning on Friday evening and touring throughout our city, kudo are extended to the City Manager and staff for what is an [...]

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