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15 Jan 2018

School Overcrowding…’Cooking the Books’

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Overdevelopment, the leading issue in last year’s City Council elections, is back again…This time, however, it is complicated by school overcrowding, overcrowding that is a direct result of unbridled growth unabashedly requested by the developer and unequivocally granted by the ‘developer friendly current and past City Councils.  City councils comprised of elected officials [...]

11 Jan 2018

Good Governance is Not an Option; it is a Right

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Thank you City Council Member O’Rourke for your insightful recap (linked below) of the important issues carrying over from 2017 and setting the stage for 2018’s resident concerns. Click here:   HAPPY NEW YEAR…Looking Back – Looking Forward Perhaps the most important concern raised is that of ‘Good Governance’; to wit: assurances that Boca [...]

11 Jan 2018

Midtown Reboot: ‘Resident Friendly’ Now Front and Center!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

With the candidate filing window now closed for the March 2018 City Council elections and the candidates known, the future impacts of Midtown Boca may be be decided with input from new voices not currently on the City Council. One item of particular note about the newly announced candidate, former Council member and Deputy Mayor [...]

11 Jan 2018

Every Day, Every Minute is a Lifetime in Local Politics!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: With the widow of opportunity closed now on candidate filings for the 2018 local elections, focus shifts on the races, the finances, and the candidates’ profiles.   In the city of Boca Raton there are two contested seats for City Council;  Seat C, currently occupied by Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers and Seat D, currently [...]

8 Jan 2018

Heard It Through the Grapevine

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

Wednesday, January 10 is the final qualifying date for the March municipal election in Boca Raton and what has been rumored for some time is apparently starting to fall into place.  We will know for sure on Wednesday, and if true, it illustrates the political gamesmanship the elected officials in Boca Raton will orchestrate in [...]

8 Jan 2018

Boca’s Hidden Valley Residents Win!

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Welcome to 2018….’Resident Friendly’ may now be the order of the day. The P&Z Board’s considered analysis and negative recommendation with this golf course re-development request to replace recreation with residential is a breath of fresh air for the residents of Hidden Valley, specifically, and all city residents, generally. Kudos is extended to [...]

7 Jan 2018

Boca Raton City Council Campaign Financing: FOLLOWING THE MONEY!

By | January 7th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Campaign Contribution Update BocaWatch is committed to providing readers with a meaningful analysis of campaign contributions for upcoming elections.  At the present time four of the five current Boca Raton City Council members have filed to run for various offices.  As always, the money received by each candidate, and where it comes from, tells us [...]

4 Jan 2018

Stay Tuned, Stay Informed….Follow the Campaign Cash!

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Boca Raton Election 2018 Circle your calendars for Tuesday, March 13, 2018. That is the date of Boca’s next municipal election. Currently, two incumbent City Council members will seek reelection for another three years in office. Both face a challenge from other candidates. BocaWatch will follow these campaigns closely, including in-depth “follow the money” reporting [...]

4 Jan 2018

The Importance of Parental Involvement in Education

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Public education is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. The education of our children is critical to a productive society now and in the future. An educated society is an engaged society. Not only is it important to have high quality teachers at our public schools, but it is just as important to have [...]

4 Jan 2018

School Overcrowding – A Growing Issue

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

School overcrowding is not just an issue for Palm Beach County or Boca Raton. Cities all over the country are struggling  to maintain a quality educational environment for their children. Increasing class sizes and overcrowded schools can be traced directly to poorly managed growth.  If school expansion and construction of new schools does not keep [...]

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