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17 Aug 2017

Second Tri-Rail Station Coming to Boca Raton?

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Publisher’s Comment: Jack McWalter, in his video commentaries, has been warning about the Midtown Boca developers’ efforts to have a second Tri-Rail station approved to support their efforts to cram 2500 new housing units in a remarkable small land area along the Military Trail corridor west of I-95. Up till now, it was thought that [...]

17 Aug 2017

Government Campus Master Plan Update

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s comment: Via the link below, the reader can view the items being brought forward at the CRA and City Council meetings next week on August 21st  and 22nd.  With the summer months coming to an end, the Council will be acting on many critical issues; to wit: Budgets, Millage, Golf Course Matters, Waterfront Master [...]

16 Aug 2017

More Budgeting at Beach and Park District – Capital Improvements

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

Kudos is again extended to the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District Commissioners for their commitment to an open and transparent approach in the District’s budgeting process for the upcoming 2017-2018 budget year.  Acknowledgement must also be given to city staff members who have been available at the District’s meetings for explanation of the [...]

16 Aug 2017

MIZNER 200….AGGREMENT REACHED

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|13 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: We, residents, have come a long way in the last few years. More than symbolic, the reaching of an amicable agreement between neighboring interests for Mizner 200 is a major victory. Mizner 200, one of the most contentious public fights in Boca Raton’s recent development history, is a prime example of a ‘new [...]

14 Aug 2017

Roadway Planning, a Root Cause for Overdevelopment!

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

This article was originally published by the Palm Beach Post  Of the millions of people who drive cars, trucks and motorcycles every day on Palm Beach County roads, from residents commuting to work to visitors heading to the beach, chances are very few have ever heard of George T. Webb. But their driving experiences — for better [...]

14 Aug 2017

Nature as an Economic Driver

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Thank you to Jessica Gray for continuing to identify examples of what ‘creative’ minds can vision with unblemished waterfront properties.  In response to the request of EDSA’S project manager, Kona Gray (no relation), Jessica continues to come up with brilliant ‘suggestive ‘projects for ideas to add into the planning of Boca Raton’s publically [...]

14 Aug 2017

Budgeting the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District – Proposed Operating Budget – 2017/18  -  along with other miscellaneous matters of interest from the public…. KUDOs so far to the efforts of the Beach and Park Commissioners and staff for their insightful discussion of the 2017/18 proposed operating budget requirements from the city of Boca Raton [...]

10 Aug 2017

THE REEF THAT USED TO BE THERE!

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

This article was originally posted on 4Boca.com Publisher’s Comment: With the importance of ‘waterfront development’ finally front and center; with the City Council’s engagement of an outside consultant to help bring to life the often quoted notion of ‘a city within a park’ and with the residents’ overwhelming direction that the waterfront must be preserved [...]

7 Aug 2017

“Sensible Development” in Boca Raton….Update from Boca Beautiful

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Our recent fundraising plea has been met with a very strong response.  To those who have contributed, thank you.  We will put the money to good use. To those who have not, or are still thinking about it, we urgently need your support to continue the fight for sensible development in Boca— development which takes [...]

7 Aug 2017

County Surtax Projects within City

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: In response to my inquiry of County Commissioner Abrams at the Federation of Homeowners meeting last Tuesday morning, the following list of projects being funded by the sales tax increase within the city of Boca Raton has been provided for your information and review. Of interest and deserving of follow up is that [...]

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